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Galway watched its new bishop with some amazement

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On Sunday September 19 1976 the former bishop of Kerry, Eamonn Casey, succeeded to the See of Galway. He had been appointed some months beforehand, but was delayed by his long goodbye tour of Kerry. The people of Kerry were heartbroken to lose him.

Home at last — Bishop Casey makes final journey

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Bishop Eamon Casey, who will be laid to rest today (Thursday) following his funeral Mass at Galway Cathedral at 2pm, was fondly remembered this week as a “great source of love and support” by his grieving family.

Almost nine decades of a life less ordinary

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The former Bishop of Galway Eamon Casey, who passed away on Monday afternoon at a Co Clare nursing home, was born in Co Kerry on April 24 1927.

St Colman's students receive Pope John Paul II awards

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Students from St Colman’s College, Claremorris, received their Pope John Paul II awards in Knock Basilica recently. It was a wonderful night of celebration of all the great work done by so many young people across the Archdiocese of Tuam over the past 12 months.

Taoiseach presents gift featuring Kilmaine Church to Pope

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An Taoiseach Enda Kenny presented a gift of a Harry Clarke printed canvas of the beautiful nativity window from St Patrick’s Church in Kilmaine, to His Holiness, Pope Francis, during a private audience at the Vatican on Monday. The framed canvas was inscribed as follows: "From the Nativity Window by Harry Clarke, St. Patrick's Church, Kilmaine, Co. Mayo. Presented to His Holiness Pope Francis by Enda Kenny, TD, Taoiseach of Ireland, November 28, 2016."

County council to invite Pope

The Galway County Council has agreed to invite Pope Francis to the county at Monday’s monthly meeting.

Brendan Shine to play Town Hall

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FOR A certain generation, and a certain audience Brendan Shine is a legend for songs like 'Do You Want Your Auld Lobby Washed Down' and 'I'm A Savage For Bacon and Cabbage'.

Knock is ready for papal visit if Pope comes to Ireland

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With hopes high this week in the Catholic community that Pope Francis will make the first papal visit to Ireland in almost 40 years following the announcement that Ireland will host the next World Families Meeting in 2018, there is great hope that if he does visit Ireland he will visit Knock Shrine.

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