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Registration open for NUI Galway’s mature students information evening

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NUI Galway will hold its annual mature student information evening on Wednesday, January 16, from 5.30pm to 8pm in the Lifecourse Institute on the north campus. The information evening will allow attendees to find out more and get advice on full-time or part-time degrees on offer at the university, and on possible career opportunities.

Road Safety Road Show returns to educate young drivers

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The hard hitting Road Satety Road "how, which educates teens about the terrible consequences of road carnage, will return to Mayo in February.

A Christmas card from Salthill, 1920

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As the War of Independence hotted up, the British authorities sent the Black and Tans and the Auxiliaries to Ireland to support the RIC. D Company of the Auxiliaries was stationed at Lenaboy Castle and at The Retreat in Rockbarton.

Mayo Firefighters honoured for long service at National Fire Service Awards

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Thirteen Mayo firefighters with a combined service record of 270 years, were honoured at the National Fire Service Awards in Dublin on Thursday last.

County councillor warns of scam after receiving call from bogus 'Revenue' officer

by Una Sinnott

The Awaking of Augusta - The affair

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The affair between Augusta Lady Gregory and Wilfrid Scawen Blunt, the romantic traveller, poet and a somewhat eccentric man addicted to political causes, lasted one year. It carried on almost under the eyes of her husband Sir William. He did not notice it, or if he did, he chose not to notice it.

Little miracles in Rwanda

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In August 1994, as soon as it was considered safe, Dr Dom Colbert, and a medical team of four sister-nurses, Brenda, Fionnuala, Dorothea and Eileen, drove across the Ugandian border into Rwanda. They had no mandate from anyone or any organisation to be there.They were motivated by a deep sense of shame and anger that such an appalling holocaust could have happened.* They had their medical skills, a little money, and an old clapped out pick-up truck.

TG4 documentary films Irish Coast Guard honouring Eachléim volunteers for support during search

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At a moving event in Eachléim community hall last week members of the community were surprised and emotional when they were honoured by members of the Coast Guard for their outstanding contribution supporting the search and rescue efforts for the crew of Rescue Helicopter 116 in March 2017 in which four crew members lost their lives.

Half Way to Paddy’s Day American style BBQ

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Plans are already in full motion for Athlone's 2019 St Patrick’s Day parade. To kick off the event there will be a half way to Paddy’s Day American style BBQ on Friday August 10 at 6pm in the Bounty Rugby Club. Tickets are €10.

Victims of a sectarian war

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Even though it was in the furthermost parish of Archbishop MacHale’s large Tuam archdiocese, once he realised the permanency and the extent of the Protestant settlement on Achill Island (built and directed by the fervent Rev Edward Nangle in the 1830s),* the archbishop was consumed with fury. He waged a belated but rather terrifying campaign to have it scorned and ignored by the island’s 6,000 residents.

 

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