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Hundreds of thousands of views for video on Tuam mother and baby home

A five minute video portraying the scandal of the Tuam mother and baby home has received hundreds of thousands of views on Facebook.

Dealing with whatever the ocean sends

It is not surprising that any child with imagination, and an interest in the sea, would spend time at the city’s harbour watching the ships come and go, and the men who worked there as they talked and unloaded fish or cargo. As a child Kathleen Curran, once the home chores were done, would run down the back paths from her home on College Road and along Lough Atalia to the docks. ‘There she would stand and gaze in wonder at the ships, boats and trawlers, hookers and gleoteóigs tied up or coming and going about their business.’

Community spirit recognised at Cathaoirleach awards

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More than 200 people from community and voluntary groups from around County Galway were honoured at the Cathaoirleach’s Community Awards Ceremony recently. The awards recognise and celebrate community and voluntary activity in the county. A record number of nominations were received for the nine different categories of awards presented on the night.

Community groups and volunteers recognised for their great achievements in County Galway

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More than 200 people from community and voluntary groups from around County Galway were honoured at the Cathaoirleach’s Community Awards Ceremony on Thursday, May 31 in the theatre of the Station House Hotel, Clifden. The awards recognise and celebrate community and voluntary activity in the county. A record number of nominations were received for the nine different categories of awards presented on the night.

Centenary of St Patrick's, Newport church construction celebrated

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John Sisk and Son Ltd on Friday, celebrated 100 years since the building of St. Patrick’s Church, Newport. The occasion was marked with a Mass celebrated by Fr. Tod Nolan PP at St. Patrick’s Church, followed by a reception at the Castlecourt Hotel in Westport.

The Galway MP who got thrown in the river

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IN MAY 1922, a bronze memorial statue to Lord Dunkellin, which had stood in Eyre Square for almost 50 years, was pulled from its pedestal and dumped into the River Corrib. It disappeared overnight and has never resurfaced.

Bonamh Market comes back to Castlebar

Mayo Heritage Week agus Gnó Mhaigh Eo, will be bringing back, for one day only, the traditional bonamh and farmers’ market that took place for years on Rush Street, on Saturday next, August 26.

Shantalla to hold festival weekend of local musicians, football and food

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The Shantalla Residents Association is proud to announce the launch of the first Shantalla Festival Weekend, incorporating the traditional five-a-side tournament held annually in the Sliding Rock Park.

Fears that iconic Quiet Man train station will collapse

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One of the world’s most iconic train stations is now at a real risk of collapse if urgent action is not taken, according to conservation experts. An international crowd funding campaign is being launched at the station this evening (Thursday) to raise an urgently-needed €30,000 which is required to restore the roof on the Ballyglunin train station in County Galway.

Results from the North and sad tales from our times

There is so much to talk about this week that I wish I had a whole page to fill.

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