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Irish Special Forces (the Army Ranger Wing) operated in Western-occupied Afghanistan under NATO command, it was revealed last month, thanks to TD Clare Daly’s parliamentary question. The story received no media coverage. The operational purpose of these troops was not revealed. However, like Special Forces the world over, it was not pencils they were sharpening.
Sam Childers (the Real Machine Gun Preacher) is coming to Galway on Monday March 12.
Beginning with games, it is great to see the Allianz Leagues back in full force over last weekend.
I was on a whirlwind tour of various places in the west of Ireland recently, attending Gorta Self Help Africa events, especially the Gorta Self Help Africa Ball where close on €30,000 was raised for the charity’s work in 10 countries in Africa. We are so thankful for this support, and indeed from all the parishes in Galway and the west of Ireland that have organised fundraising events during the year.
As a past leader in Operation Transformation and a former football All-Ireland winning medalist with Offaly, I have got used to facing challenges.
The Manchester bombing has been condemned as “a vile atrocity” by the Galway Alliance Against War, but it added that the terrorist incident will generate more coverage than similar attacks in the Middle East, by virtue of it happening in the West.
Ronan Scully, winner of Operation Transformation in 2011 and well known for his fundraising work with Gorta Self Help Africa, is undertaking a Camino de Santiago walk this summer to raise much needed funds to address hunger in communities across Africa supported by the charity. Mr Scully is looking for volunteers to join him on the walk.
Novice mountain climbers are urged to unleash their inner Bear Grylls and trek Mayo’s and Connacht’s highest peak to raise life-saving funds for people living in extreme poverty. Concern Worldwide, Ireland’s largest humanitarian aid agency helping people in countries like Syria and South Sudan, is urging people of all fitness levels and abilities to take on the 814 metre high Mweelrea. The climb is part of an annual mountain challenge called Climb4Concern, which sees adventurers climb some of the highest mountains in Ireland and the UK.
LANGUAGE IS sometimes called a tongue, and language can impress, inspire, taunt, hurt, and frighten. Given the latter power, Galway poet Rita Ann Higgins has coined a new word, 'Tongulish'.
Padraic McKeon, a retired primary principal teacher from Mayo has departed for Uganda to begin his third volunteer placement with VSO Ireland, the international development organisation that fights poverty through volunteers. Padraic will use his professional skills and experience to volunteer as a teacher educator in the Karamoja region where he will be involved in capacity building for pre-service tutors and students in preparation for school practice.