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Caring for your loved ones with RHS Home Care

With local offices in Roscommon, Mayo, Galway and Sligo, RHS Home Care is providing home care services for hundreds of clients across the west, northwest, and midlands. Its Mayo office is located on Main Street, Balla, from where it services the whole of the county.

The practical patriotism of the ICA

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I was fortunate to have been invited this week to give a talk on the history of Castlebar to the local branch of the Irish Countrywomen's Association (ICA). The evening went well, and my thanks to Maura McGuinness, Patricia Larkin, and all the membership for their hospitality. It was in preparing for that talk to an all-female audience that I was reminded of how devoid our local history is of women and women's groups, when compared to their male counterparts. In the 400 years I covered, only five women featured publicly and briefly. We know the reason for this was because a male dominated society had structured a degraded role for women which was almost impossible to break from. For those women who wanted to express themselves, the ICA was and remains an important outlet since its inception in 1910.

Grandmother jailed for role in fraud that targeted Galway jewellers

A UK grandmother has been jailed for one year for her role in a gang of fraudsters who travelled to Ireland on weekends to buy high value items using fake credit cards.

Grandmother facing jail sentence for fraud which targeted Galway city centre jewellers

A UK grandmother is facing jail for her role in a gang of fraudsters who travelled to Ireland on weekends to buy high value items using fake credit cards.

Housing crisis in Galway is ‘scandalous’ says Connolly

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Building 14 houses this year, and plans to construct 250 between 2017 and 2020, will not solve, or even begin to address the housing crises in Galway city, where some 15,000 people are on the housing waiting list.

Mayo co-operative creameries, the original cash cow

Irish farmers learned a long time ago that, in certain circumstances, working in co-operation could lead to real progress and maximised profit for each individual. The meitheal system, whereby a farmer would assist a neighbouring farmer, who would in turn reciprocate that help when needed, was a well established tradition in rural Ireland. The spirit of the meitheal was evident in the beginnings of the Irish co-operative movement. Co-operatives were operating since the 1880s and the concept of voluntary association among farmers went through strong periods as well as years of slow development.

Fred Johnston to give creative writing classes

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THE POET, author, and critic Fred Johnston will give a creative writing course, for those interested in writing poetry or prose, in NUI Galway, starting Monday October 3.

Aurivo elects chairman and vice chairman

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The board of Aurivo Co-operative Society has this week elected its chairman and vice chairman for 2016/18. Pat Duffy was elected as the chairman of the co-operative and Raymond Barlow was elected vice chairman. Pat Duffy is a dairy farmer from Gortletteragh, Leitrim. He holds a diploma in corporate direction (food business) from UCC and has been a member of the Aurivo board since 2002, serving as vice chairman for six years from 2008 to 2014. Raymond Barlow is also a dairy farmer and is from Riverstown, Sligo. Mr Barlow joined the Aurivo board in 2014.

Councillor welcomes support for safety strategy on local and minor roads

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Cllr James Charity welcomed the unanimous support of councillors at Tuesday’s Athenry-Oranmore municipal district meeting for the proposal to develop a safety strategy for local and minor roads experiencing heavy traffic volumes.

The achievement of Jessie Lendennie

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THERE IS a memory, somewhat hazy, probably romanticised, of the shop door opening one morning in the early eighties, and a young, statuesque, lady sailing in, wearing a flowing colourful cloak, somewhat reminiscent of an Adrienne Monnier or a Sylvia Beach.

 

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