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Four days of Mayo famine commemorations in Ballina

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The presentation of a representation of the wooden travel box in which circa 137 Mayo workhouse orphan girls’ carried their possessions to Australia in 1848-50, and the unveiling of a quilt bearing their names, will feature as part of four days of The Great Famine Remembrance, which take place in Ballina from Tuesday October 16 to Friday October 19.

Galway Youth Orchestra - concert and auditions

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GALWAY YOUTH Orchestra, now in its 36th year, will hold auditions for new members next month, in St Mary’s College, St Mary’s Road.

Galway Youth Orchestra to give annual Christmas concert

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THE GALWAY Youth Orchestra, featuring musicians aged from eight to 18, will give its annual Christmas concert in the Black Box Theatre, this Saturday at 8pm.

Lynskey’s minors come good in second half to see off Cork

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At the smoothly run and enjoyable homecoming for both minor and senior teams in Pearse Stadium on Monday, Galway minor hurling manager Jeffrey Lynskey quoted the old Meat Loaf classic “Two out of three ain’t bad” to describe Galway’s terrific 2-17 to 2-15 win over Cork in the All-Ireland minor final.

The Patrician Boys’ Brass Band

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When you think of it, the Patrician Brothers have made a major impact on the city of Galway since they came here. This has been particularly evident in the music world of the city — they set up a fife and drum band well over a century ago; they have trained countless choirs down through the years, which in turn led to the formation of the Patrician Musical Society; they have formed many céilí bands, teaching the boys to play the accordion, the flageolet, the mouth organ, the triangle, the drums, and castanets. There was such a demand for these céilí groups at civic functions that the brothers decided to put their best foot forward and form a brass band.

Choral and classical concerts for Christmas

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CHARITY CONCERTS from the Galway Gospel Choir and Cois Cladaigh are taking place this weekend, as is a concert from the ever wonderful Galway Youth Orchestra.

Twenty years of the Black Magic Big Band

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THE BLACK Magic Big Band celebrates its 20th anniversary this year and to mark the occasion the band will be in concert in An Taibhdhearc this evening at 8pm.

Thousands gather to pay last respects to Garda Tony Golden

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The late Garda Tony Golden, who was killed in the line of duty last Sunday, was laid to rest yesterday in St Paul's Cemetery, Heynestown, County Louth, following his funeral Mass which took place in St Oliver Plunkett's Church in Blackrock. Garda Golden, who was a native of Ballina, was given a State funeral which was attended by thousands of mourners including President Michael D Higgins and An Taoiseach Enda Kenny. Other dignitaries who attended his funeral included Garda Commissioner Nóirín O'Sullivan, political representatives from all parties, the chaplains to the Garda and the Defence Forces, Bishop of Killala John Fleming, and Father Gerard O'Hora, Parish Priest of Ballina.

 

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