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Coláiste Éinde, ninety years

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Coláiste Éinde was founded very shortly after the State itself was founded. The aim was to educate boys through the medium of Irish so that they would go on to St Patrick’s teacher training college, get secure employment for life, and in turn, teach a new generation of boys through Irish. It started life in Furbo House, an old house belonging to the Blake family. A domestic problem arose within the family who owned the house, so the school’s stay there was brief and they had to leave at Christmas 1930. The college was transferred to Talbot House in Talbot Street, Dublin, the following month.

Learn to play the Rolls-Royce of card games with Better Bridge

Bridge is said to be the Rolls-Royce of card games, offering the suspense of poker and the excitement of athletic sports in a social setting. It is the most stimulating, most intriguing, most fascinating, and most challenging of all card games. Each deal has some quality of strangeness, providing challenge, enjoyment, laughter, and sheer entertainment. Since the 1930s, bridge has been the most popular card game in the world.

Sol y Luna School of Spanish for primary and secondary students and adults

Sol y Luna Language School in Galway has been serving students’ needs for the past number of years and the testimonials from both parents and students speak for how successful it is.

'A symptom is your friend'

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Combining the qualifications and skill-sets of both GP and herbalist, and with a passion for knowledge and healing, Dr Dilis Clare, owner of Dr Clare Apothecary on Sea Road, is a woman of enviable energy, commitment, and wisdom.

The boy who burnt his hand

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On Sunday evening March 25 1866, the two children of the schoolmaster Mr St George, were playing near the fire together in the Mission School (now Scoil Fhursa), when suddenly there was an explosion. The elder child burnt his hand. His injuries put him into a ‘very precarious position’. I am not sure how serious that was, but the story took an insidious turn when it was given out that ‘some malicious person climbed on the roof, and threw a packet of gunpowder down the chimney.’

Lynskey's minor hurlers do the business in style

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Jeffrey Lynskey has performed a really super job as Galway minor manager over the past few years, and this year's charges reaffirmed that last weekend when they produced a superb second-half display to see off Kilkenny by 0-21 to 0-14. In doing so they clinched the county's 12th All-Ireland minor title, and the third under Lynskey's guidance in the past four years.

Teachers, remember to read the question

Q: “I am a qualified and experienced teacher looking for a permanent teaching post. I have subbed, filled-in and temped for two years now. I know I am a good teacher; I love my job and my students, but am always being pipped at the post when it comes to interview. What might I be doing wrong, please advise?” – AQ (email).

Bumpfizzle The Best

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There is an inherent wonder and sometimes infectious joy in picking up a children’s book if only for a minute. The magical wonders promised by the busy colourful images on the cover may only last a few moments, but the memories they bring back are often real, long lasting and always joyful. The suspension of disbelief is total and time stands completely still.

'The harmonica is the most expensive instrument in the world'

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Nestled amid the cluster of arts and crafts enterprises to be found around the small courtyard of The Forge, in New Road, is the workshop of Cathal Johnson, player and repairer of harmonicas.

Theatre reviews: Shelter, Furniture, Baoite, Wit

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Shelter and Furniture (Druid Theatre Co, Mick Lally Theatre)

 

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