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Irish Ferries’ new Dublin Swift fast craft now in service

Motorists travelling to Britain by car will be interested to know that Irish Ferries has significantly improved its fast car ferry offering on the Dublin-Holyhead route.

Liam Mellows - Down and Out in New York

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Week II

The behaviour of the girls was causing problems

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Apart from overcrowding and disease, the biggest problem in many of the workhouses was the behaviour of young women. The women, who perhaps had been brought there as children, were now adolescent, many of them unruly and wild. They tended to be the most troublesome, involved in fighting and, on occasions, rioting. Their behaviour resulted from boredom. While males could be employed breaking stones, or farm work, there were not enough jobs for females, and no effort made to educate them or train them in any skill. By June 1850 in the Mountbellew workhouse, Co Galway, females made up 60 per cent of the inmate population. Three hundred and eighty two were adult; while 199 were aged between nine and 15 years.

Kevin 'Bloody' Wilson - back from retirement

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KEVIN 'BLOODY' Wilson retired in 2012 after bringing his unique brand of Aussie humour to the world for more than quarter of a decade. Five years later, Kev realised retirement was a bit boring, so he has hit the road once more.

Man charged in Australia over 1997 murder of Mayoman’s daughter

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A man has been charged in Australia with the murder of the daughter of a Westport man, almost two decades after her death.

Two players from Mayo won a total of €65,000 on Winning Streak

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Last Saturday night two players on the Winning Streak TV game show brought home €65,000 in prizes between them. Mary O’Donnell from Castlebar won €30,000 including a holiday to Dubai, and Esther Scahill from Kiltimagh won €35,000.

Annaghdown mourns the loss of ‘a fine young man

The village of Annaghdown has been plunged into mourning this week after news emerged that a well known local man was killed in a road crash in Australia. Tributes have been paid to Ger Scully who was involved in a collision in South Hedland, Western Australia on Sunday.

 

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