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Simple steps to better health with Orsmond Clinics

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Patrick, a farmer from Co Roscommon, was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes approximately 10 years ago by his GP and subsequently began taking prescription medications to control it. His diabetic medication was increased in 2016 when he began to take insulin injections, in addition to a long list of other prescription medications.

Christmas in Mayo, one hundred years ago

This is it, the last Friday before Christmas. Just two days to go, and no doubt you are busy completing Christmas time chores like whitewashing your house or making a three branched tallow candle. The way we celebrate, observe or mark Christmas has changed and will continue to change. That is not a criticism of modern life, that is life. Traditions and customs evolve, they always have done, they always will. How did you mark St Martin’s Day on November 11 last? Did you kill a rooster and sprinkle the four corners of your house with its blood to keep all danger and trouble away? Rightly considered bizarre today, but that was a custom in Mayo some 100 years ago. Recognising that those long established traditions were in danger of being forgotten to an albeit slowly modernising Ireland, the Irish Folklore Commission developed a recording scheme that ran between 1937 and 1938 and which invited Irish Free State primary schoolchildren to compile and submit folklore from their local area. The children responded in their tens of thousands with folktales, customs and crafts, gleaned from their extended families and written down by their own hands. Thankfully, schoolchildren from across Mayo participated and their returns document our county’s not too distant Christmas beliefs and practices. 

Galway’s new anaesthetist: ‘Stuffed with learning’

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Two remarkable Galway people, Conor O’Malley and Sal Joyce, grew up in the Maam Valley, Connemara, in the closing years of the 19th century. Although they were cousins, they probably never met until they were both doctors working side by side in the Galway Central Hospital, on Prospect Hill, the forerunner of the present University Hospital, in the 1920s.

Faces behind the figures — father of road victim appeals to motorists to drive safely

Ten years on after three men, two of them cousins, were killed in a head-on road smash one of their fathers is appealing to all drivers to slow down, saying the pain of losing someone on the roads never goes away.

The Mayo Nightingale to be remembered in his home town

To celebrate the life of John ‘Jack’ Feeney, 'The Mayo Nightingale', an evening of story and song will be presented by Mayo County Council’s Arts Service and Ballina Municipal District in Swinford Cultural Centre on Friday, September 23.

Reaching a rare milestone

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A milestone wedding anniversary: Mrs Mary Lohan, a resident at Áras Mhuire Community Nursing Unit in Tuam, recently celebrated her 70th wedding anniversary with her husband Patrick, who already celebrated being 100 years young earlier this year.

Geraghty’s men’s shop

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“Good clothes are needed by the men of today and Geraghty & Sons can supply the perfectly tailored suit you need in 4 days. Tailored in our own workshops. Have your clothes made by the men with five generations of Tailoring experience behind them. See our range of suitings, serges and overcoats. 50 shillings, Suit or Overcoat. Customers own materials made up at reduced prices. Special terms for C.M. & T. To the trade. Geraghty & Sons, Lombard St. Galway.”

New Sean-nós Dancer in Residence at Centre for Irish Studies

NUI Galway’s Centre for Irish Studies has announced the appointment of Páraic Ó hOibicín as Sean-nós Dancer in Residence for 2016.

Galway to be well represented at National Crafts and Design Fair

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Galway’s thriving arts and crafts sector will see 11 local exhibitors showcased in the biggest ever National Crafts and Design Fair at the RDS from December 2-6.

The Unlucky Cabin Boy

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A GRIPPING true drama of shipwreck, cannibalism, and survival comes to the Black Box Theatre next week in the shape of the musical drama, The Unlucky Cabin Boy. Devised by Gúna Nua Theatre Company with playwright Mike Finn and The Brad Pitt Light Orchestra, the show tells the story of teenager Patrick O’Brien of Limerick.

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