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Lady Mary Heath in ‘The Swamp’

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Lady Mary Heath was a famous pioneering pilot. She was born in Knockaderry near Newcastle West, Co Limerick, in 1896. She was an accomplished sportswoman who helped introduce women’s track events to the Olympics. The 1920s was an era when the world seemed to have gone aviation mad, thanks to the exploits of Charles Lindbergh and Amelia Earhart. In 1927, Lady Mary became the first woman to hold a commercial licence in Britain, the first woman to parachute out of an aircraft, and the first pilot to fly a small open-cockpit plane from Cape Town to London. She set records for altitude in a small plane. For much of the 1920s she was one of the best known women in the world, brave, determined, and accomplished.

Rotary Club of Athlone launch fundraising concert

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The Rotary Club of Athlone hosts its fourth annual fundraising concert on Friday, August 31, in the Radisson Blu Hotel in Athlone. Similar to last year, the event will be in aid of Athlone Special Olympics Club. Funds raised from that particular event contributed towards sending fourteen athletes to the Irish Summer Special Olympic Games which were held in Dublin in June.

Strong spirits as Irish women’s hockey team take World Cup by storm

You all know I’m sure where I’m going to begin this week, and it is about the women, precisely the women’s hockey team who came second in the World Cup and brought home the silver medals to Ireland.

Book review: Will Galway beat Mayo?

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GROWING AFFLUENCE and increased leisure time are said to be the main reasons for the growing presence of sport in the daily lives of more and more people. The sports sections in newspapers are getting bigger, and there is rarely a news bulletin on radio or TV without a sports report.

'I once got asked to satirise every Pokemon character – in numerical order!'

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POLITICS, SPORTS, puns, and just about any subject you care to mention, are all grist to the comic mill of satirist supreme Andy Zaltzman who is appearing at the Róisín Dubh on Saturday February 10.

GMIT Letterfrack student to represent Ireland in Worldskills 2017

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A student at GMIT’s National Centre for Excellence in Furniture Design and Technology in Letterfrack has been selected to join an Irish team competing in WorldSkills 2017, taking place in in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates from 14 to 19 October.

Moate slugger Joe Ward resists lure of pro ranks

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Three-time European champion, Joe Ward, has decided to resist the temptation offered by the pro ranks and will instead captain the Irish team at the upcoming World Boxing Championships in Hamburg.

Mario Rosenstock returns to the Radisson Blu Hotel this November

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Mario Rosenstock set for major Irish tour

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He brightens up our early morning misery with his hit Gift Grub performances on Today FM, and now Mario Rosenstock is all set for a new Irish tour with an Athlone date scheduled for November.

Has the Olympics lost its lustre?

Sporting events produce more than their fair share of elation and disappointment - and few could not be moved by the tears of defeat shed by Katie Taylor this week and empathise with the anger of Michael Conlon when decisions went against them in the boxing ring in Rio. It has prompted widespread accusations of corruption at an Olympic Games that has been marred with issues since winning the bid in 2009.

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