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A event not to be missed by aspiring writers

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Write Now is a Mayo Art Service and Film Mayo event for Mayo writers that will take place on Saturday, December 9 in Breaffy House, Castlebar. In the morning there will be presentations by three professional writers; Elizabeth Reapy (fiction writer), Eugene O’Brien (screenwriter) and Eva O’Connor (playwright). This is an opportunity for established or budding Mayo writers to come along and enjoy presentations focusing on three different writing forms.

Marty-party — Four more years for Boston’s Connemara Mayor

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Boston’s mayor of Galwegian descent, Marty Walsh, won re-election to the office in the early hours of yesterday morning and within hours of his re-election, vowed to visit Galway next summer

Why teaching offers precarious employment, not a secure job

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Last week, in the rare autumnal sunshine, Insider was sauntering across Wolfe Tone Bridge with a companion. On a lamppost we spied a Donny Osmond lookalike, with that synthetic cheesy smile, peering down from a Social Democrat poster.

Mayo author wins Rooney Prize for Literature

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Claremorris native and author Elizabeth Reapy has won the €10,000 Rooney Prize for Irish Literature 2017 for her debut novel Red Dirt. Red Dirt was published in June 2016 by Head of Zeus. The story takes place in Australia, telling the tales of three young Irish migrants escaping the collapsing economy at home. Surrounded by cheap drink and drugs, they make dangerous and impulsive choices — finding themselves in unfathomable situations.

Two poets bring their unhappiness to Cleggan

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Week III

SuperSubs Food for Life

It is tough being a modern man, woman, or young person. Twenty first century life moves at a frenetic pace. It is unrecognisable from the pace of life that existed a generation ago. We communicate and consume in completely different ways. In the pre-mobile phone era, we all knew training was on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7.30pm and that the game was on after Mass on Sunday. We all knew instinctively that lifts would be available if required, and knew exactly who was going in what cars. A lot of things were pre-planned because they had to be. This included meal time. A striking feature of modern times is that an increasing amount of meal times are classed as meals-on-the-go. The challenge here is to strike a balance between a busy, active lifestyle and getting the necessary nutrition on board that helps to sustain it.

Moy Sessions continues tonight in Ballina

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Ballina Arts Centre’s ongoing literary series The Moy Sessions continues this evening, Friday, with a reading by two Mayo-based writers, poet Geraldine Mitchell and novelist Elizabeth Reape at 8pm.

Former barrister to make history as first priest to be ordained in Oranmore

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A former barrister will be ordained to the priesthood in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Oranmore on Sunday at 3pm.

Let SeaFest woo you with the magic of the ocean

If Galway Bay was covered with a sheet of strong glass, and if the skies reflected off it, like they do off the water on a summer’s day, you can be sure we would be out there all the time, slipping and sliding on it, falling on our arses on it, making up strange glass-bound games to play on this strange playground.

Local donations secure new wheelchair swing for St Hilda’s

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St Hilda’s Special School in Athlone has recently secured the installation of a new wheelchair swing for its pupils, thanks to the generosity of local businesses and people.

 

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