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Yurty Jokes for the Vodafone Comedy Carnival

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WHILE THE 1930s style Spiegeltent in Eyre Square is the central hub of the Vodafone Comedy Carnival, and a festival institution, it will be joined this year by a newer, smaller, more intimate sibling – The Yurt.

Flu Vaccine Campaign for health care staff launched by Saolta and UNICEF

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Following the success of last year’s flu vaccine campaign for health care staff, Saolta University Health Care Group has once again partnered with UNICEF to launch the 2018/2019 flu vaccine campaign "Get a vaccine, give a vaccine."

More lessons learned…

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The Medical Missionaries of Mary were founded by a remarkable Irish woman Mother Mary Martin in 1937, dedicated to providing health care in underdeveloped regions of the world.* While working at ‘Mile 4’ hospital (St Patrick’s), near Abakaliki, eastern Nigeria, Dr Dom Colbert regularly visited the near-by leprosarium, which, despite the pitiful deformities, he describes as a ‘peaceful, tranquil place’. The lepers there were all long-term patients, ‘many had distorted faces, lacked ears or noses…deformities of the hands or feet with missing fingers or toes.’ Recurrent ulceration and infection of the skin required constant attention, dressing changes, and meticulous hygiene.

Terry Alderton plays the Comedy KARLnival

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PEEK INSIDE the technicolor mind of one of Britain’s finest comic talents, and you will find Terry Alderton desperately doing battle with 'The Voices', two unpredictable and hilarious voices inside the Englishman's head.

The woman who swallowed a fish…

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It is customary that in parts of southern Nigeria when a man goes fishing his wife remains behind him chatting to other wives in similar positions. When the husband catches a fish he swings his rod over his shoulder, his wife unhooks the fish, bites down on its head sufficiently to kill it, and pops it into their basket.

Elaine Feeney and Orfhlaith Foyle - in conversation

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THE POET Elaine Feeney and the poet and novelist-Orfhlaith Foyle will be in The Black Gate Cultural Centre, St Francis Street, next week, for a public conversation under the heading Writer’s Block, Reader’s Block.

Actor Cillian Murphy attends Youth Empathy Day at NUI Galway

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The UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre at NUI Galway today last week hosted a Youth Empathy Day with the highlight being the visit by actor and Patron of the Centre, Cillian Murphy, who spoke to the students about the importance of empathy in his work.

Political maneuverings at home and abroad

The French election has come and gone and Monsieur Macron has handsomely defeated Marine Le Pen.

We remain much the same as one hundred years ago

One of the most imaginative ideas to mark the 1916 centenary is the 100 To One Project. Three Galway photographers, Enda O’Loughlin, Ian McDonald, Bill Barry, and journalist Caroline Whelan, worked together to produce a book containing 100 photographs of local people aged from 100 years old to a few months. With the exception of the ‘few months’ and other small children, all tell the story of their lives so far.

Glór Na hAoise –Triple CD of music and words inspired by Shell to Sea

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OVER THE past decade the Shell To Sea protest campaign against the Corrib Gas project in North Mayo has not only made headlines in Ireland but around the world. In that time numerous artists - musicians, authors and poets - have lent their support to the campaign with an array of songs and writings that tell the stories of the issues and personalities involved with great eloquence and power.

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