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My name is Leanne Coyle, I'm 22 years old. I'm a photographer and before Christmas, decided I wanted to start a project that would be of meaning. I've spent so long taking pictures that carried little or no meaning, I decided it was time to change that.
Well what a thrilling and wonderful weekend we had last Saturday and Sunday. Hurling has become the new game to watch, to reflect upon, to talk about, and to exult in the sheer strength and vitality of the players.
Bergen Belsen Holocaust survivor Tomi Reichental was in Galway this week for a special screening in The Eye Cinema of “Condemned to Remember”, a documentary inspired by his experiences as a child during the war.
Diocesan appointments announced for Galway
In terms of professional recognition and box office takings, the 1952 film The Quiet Man was a big success, the romantic comedy-drama was a gamble for Irish American director John Ford who was, until then, known largely for his high octane Westerns. The gamble paid off and Ford scooped his fourth Best Director Oscar for The Quiet Man. Though the film's stars John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara did not receive nominations, the film was nominated for seven awards and eventually won two at the 1953 Academy Awards. Its success was good news for Ireland, especially along the Mayo-Galway border, and the village of Cong in particular, where the film had been shot. Ford and his Hollywood entourage arrived in the west in the summer of 1951 to begin recording the film's outdoors scenes. The production had brought welcome employment to the area and the end result showcased the beauty of the region to a global audience.
While you and your family are tucking into your festive dinner in the warmth and comfort of your homes and family circles, worrying about last-minute gifts, and whether or not to put an extra bottle of wine into the fridge, spare a thought for the troops of the 54th Infantry Group who will be at democracy’s outpost as part of the UNDOF mission on the Golan Heights throughout the holiday period.
Almost 20 local voluntary organisations will be exhibiting at a major volunteering event taking place in GMIT Mayo (St Mary’s Hall, Castlebar campus) next week.
Galway soldiers will be heading on a new United Nations mission next week with the 54th Infantry.
A Salthill man who was ordained to the priesthood in 1982 was appointed diocesan administrator earlier this week.