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Aer Árainn, the early years

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There was a ferry service to the Aran Islands in the 1960s, but the ship could only dock at Inis Mór. In 1969 Colie Hernon wrote a letter to The Irish Times complaining of the inadequate transport facilities to the islands, which prompted Hayden Lawford to conduct an aerial survey of Inis Mór. Meanwhile Ralph Langan, whose business was fruit wholesaling in Galway, and who had problems shipping fresh fruit to the islands, had also seen Colie’s letter.

Week Four of Healthy Town to encourage positive ageing

With one quarter of over 65s living alone, week four of The Irish Times and Pfizer Healthy Town programme will focus on encouraging adults to engage in community life, avoid social isolation, and age positively.

A world of stories on the cinema screen

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THE ARAB revolt against the Ottoman Empire, the facility reconstructed woman gets one up on her former husband; model families in crisis; and Spanish detectives coming up against a town where dictator Franco is still very much a hero - there is a world of stories to delve into at the Galway Film Society autumn/winter season.

A historic murder tale at the Farside Festival

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History buffs are in for a treat this weekend as there are some interesting history events lined up as part of the Farside Festival.

Week three of Healthy Town focusing on men’s health

Week three of The Irish Times and Pfizer Healthy Town programme ‘Men’s Health’ will focus on equipping men with the information and advice they need to look after their health. Men in Ireland experience a disproportionate burden of ill-health and their life expectancy is five years less than women.

Ash to play Róisín Dubh in December

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ASH, THE County Down alternative-rock/power pop trio, have announced their first Galway show in almost a decade, when they play Strange Brew at the Róisín Dubh on Thursday December 17.

Disappointing weekend for Mayo and Galway senior teams

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Mary Hannigan of The Irish Times is one of my favourite journalists. Her TV View column in Monday’s Times is a must read as her humour, caustic wit, and wry take on things invariably brings a smile to my lips.

Healthy Town challenge focusing on improved eating habits

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The second week of the Irish Times and Pfizer Healthy Town programme, ‘Eat Well, Live Well,’ launches on Monday September 14.

Disappointing weekend for Mayo and Galway senior teams

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Mary Hannigan of The Irish Times is one of my favourite journalists.

Acts annouced for Rocktoberfest

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THE HOT Sprockets are among the first round of bands announced for Galway’s new indoor music festival, Rocktoberfest. The event takes place in Monroe’s Live from Thursday October 1 to Sunday 4, and will feature more than 20 acts across two stages.

 

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