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Peg was born at 17 Prospect Hill of parents with a strong nationalist outlook. She went to school in ‘The Pres’, where after the 1916 Rising there was a pitched battle between the wearers of the red, white, and blue badges (common during World War I) and those wearing green, white, and gold badges. The green side won, but then all the badges were confiscated by Mother Brendan.
Castlebar native Rear Admiral Mark Mellett was announced this week as the new Chief of Staff of the Defence Forces.
The organisers of the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition have commended secondary schools in Mayo for their high level of participation in the competition.
Ten of the 40 new jobs announced this week by top sports retailer Elverys Intersport are to be based at the company's head office in Castlebar.
WRITER AND performer Pat Kinevane comes to the Town Hall Theatre on Tuesday, June 23, at 8pm with his latest acclaimed solo play, Underneath. Presented by Fishamble Theatre Company and directed by Jim Culleton, this remarkable piece premiered in December 2014 and is now on a national tour.
One of the notable shows in this year’s Galway International Arts Festival is Maum at An Taibhdhearc, starring David Heap, who is best known for his role in Fair City. The play is based on a true story, this compelling new drama dares to uncover little known facts about a case that is still clothed in secrets and shame.
Piers at Old Head, Blacksod and Ballyglass are to receive €285,00 in total funding as part of a national programme for the repair and development of piers and harbours, An Taoiseach Enda Kenny has announced.
Vision Built will represent the Local Enterprise Office Galway at 2015 National Enterprise Awards ceremony at Dublin’s Royal Hospital Kilmainham on Thursday, June 11.
RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta journalist Máirín Ní Ghadhra was named radio broadcaster of the year at the Oireachtas Media Awards in Galway last Friday. The great and the good of the Irish language media attended the awards in the RadissoN Blu Hotel, with Aengus Mac Grianna from RTÉ News hosting the event.
The HSE raised concerns in 2012 that up to 1,000 babies may have been illegally adopted to the United States, in “a scandal that dwarfs other, more recent issues with the church and state,” according to a report in the Irish Examiner.