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STRIKE!

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Special Olympian Martina Walsh from Castlebar has taken a bronze medal for Ireland at the World Games in Los Angeles.

Mayo Olympians on world stage in the City of Angels

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Los Angeles has long been known as the City of Angels but it is to become a city of dreams for two Mayo athletes tomorrow.

Charity table quiz for ISPCC, Special Olympics, and IYF

A charity table quiz, to raise funds for ISPCC, the Special Olympics Ireland, and the National Youth Foundation takes place on Tuesday July 21 at 8pm at the Loft at Seven, Bridge Street.

Charity table quiz for ISPCC, Special Olympics, and IYF

A charity table quiz, to raise funds for ISPCC, the Special Olympics Ireland, and the National Youth Foundation takes place on Tuesday July 21 at 8pm at the Loft at Seven, Bridge Street.

Two Mayo athletes will be bidding for Olympic glory in LA

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The green and red of Mayo will be flying high in the City of Angels next July as two athletes from the county are to represent Team Ireland at the Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles.

Cinema review: Fury

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AROUND THIS time of year we get our first look at the Oscar contenders. While the heavy hitters tend to emerge at the end of December and January, sometimes more genre based releases, like Gravity last year, are released a few weeks early.

Dick Dowling - ‘ warm hearted hero’of Texas

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When the smoke cleared at the Sabine Pass on September 8 1863, a narrow channel on the border between Texas and Louisiana, two Union ships, the USS Clifton and the USS Sachem, had their steam engines blown out. They had beached on the shallows, and had signalled their surrender. The remaining invasion fleet, and its 5,000 troops, had made a hasty retreat, giving an incredible victory to the 43 Irishmen at Fort Griffin.

The Irish ‘Dockwallopers’ win famous victory for the Confederates

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By the late summer of 1861, the city of Houston had become a hive of activity, and excitement. Texas and a further 11 southern states had withdrawn, or seceded, from the United States. Now groups of volunteers crowded into Houston to answer the call to arms. As well as recruitment queues and military bands, there were concerts and parties. Ballrooms were packed. Apparently, southern girls never looked prettier, nor young men handsomer in their new uniforms. There was an air of intense animation, and pride. An officer class quickly emerged, many of them adding personal flourishes to their uniform. The new Confederate ‘Bonnie Blue’ flag was unfurled to cheers and impassioned speeches.

Carrie Cann swapped beauty therapy for Bruce Lee martial arts career

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A former beauty therapist has turned her obsession with a martial art form developed by Bruce Lee into a thriving business.

The Weekend in Mayo

Marital comedy, vocal chord tuning, Dancing at Lughnasa, burials and wakes and Cajun royalty, are just some of the offerings around the county on the entertainment front this weekend.

 

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