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Peace event to mark anniversary of Nagasaki bombing

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To mark the 70th anniversary of the dropping of the atomic bomb on Nagasaki on August 9 1945, a Peace event to commemorate the 200,000 men, women, and children who perished, will be held in Galway.

'Somebody is enjoying putting obstacles in my way'

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"Man plans, God laughs" is an old Yiddish proverb, the equivalent of "the best laid plans can come undone", but who undoes them? Does the fault lie with the person making the plans or does God, fate, or some predetermined outcome decide that sometimes, things just will not go your way.

Ziaja celebrate 25 years

It all began with a single olive oil cream 25 years ago when the Ziaja brand was founded by two Polish pharmacists (Aleksandra and Zenon Ziaja) and their desire to make skincare products with the best natural ingredients that were a source of skin pleasure and well-being.

Coveney’s comments on Russian aircraft over Ireland ‘comical’ say GAAW

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Claims by the Defence Minister Simon Coveney that the presence of two Russian warplanes 50 miles off the Irish coast was “totally unacceptable” have been called “comical and downright hypocritical” by Galway Alliance Against War.

Time we stood up for the performing animals who stood up for us

I loved the circus, really loved it. As a kid, it was one of the few flashes of true colour that came through in a life decidedly lived in black and white. They'd arrive in the Green a few hundred yards behind our house and from early morning, the ping ping ping of the tent pegs being hammered into the soft ground would shatter through the morning silence. By the time we'd come home from school for lunch, the tent flags would flutter above the trees and for a day or two, a little bit of magic would light up the dullness of the town. In some ways, the arrival of the circus was better than the circus itself.

The amazing story of The Tailor Of Inverness

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THE TAILOR Of Inverness, by Matthew Zajac, tells the extraordinary story of Zajac’s father who grew up on a farm in Galicia - then eastern Poland, now western Ukraine - and worked as a tailor in Inverness after surviving the terrors and upheavals of WWII.

Mayo people help bring hope to needy children

Schools, families, communities, and businesses across Mayo have helped bring great hope at Christmas to 6,580 needy children in disadvantaged areas overseas.

Bruiser Theatre Company returns to Ballina Arts Centre

Ballina Arts Centre is delighted to host The Caucasian Chalk Circle on Tuesday November 26, a masterpiece of 20th century drama, powerfully demonstrating Bertolt Brecht’s pioneering theatrical techniques.

Team Hope Christmas Shoebox Appeal

Team Hope is calling on schools, families, communities and businesses across Mayo to help turn just another day in a child’s life into something special. People are being asked to wrap an old shoebox with Christmas paper, fill with gifts for a child, attach €4 and bring it to any of the 300 drop off points across the country before November 11.

Athlone Credit Union shares its strength

Last week, Athlone Credit Union hosted a delegation of credit union leaders, representing Albania, Russia, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, and Sierra Leone.

 

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