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‘Follow your heart’, says ninety year-old priest who still works fulltime

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Seventy-six years ago Fr Sean Kilcoyne first thought of becoming a priest. He was in secondary school in Castlebar and wondered what it would be like to be a man of the cloth.

Woodquay in 1850

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Last week we showed you a reproduction of a painting of Woodquay which was painted by an English artist, William JC Bond, in 1850. Today, we show you two details from that painting, each one showing a side of Woodquay.

Woodquay in former times

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William Joseph JC Bond (1833-1926) was a landscape and marine painter of the Liverpool School who was much influenced by Turner, and in the 1850s and 1860s, by the Pre-Raphaelites. His work features in a number of museums and galleries. He came to the west of Ireland on a number of occasions, we know one of his paintings was titled “Near Oranmore” and he also painted “The Galway Coast” in 1872. Our main image today is of an oil painting he did of Woodquay in 1850, and the second is a detail from that painting. He may have taken some artistic licence, but his picture underlines the importance of early artworks as historical documents in an era before photography reached Galway.

Mercy Secondary School to celebrate seventy-fifth anniversary

Mercy Secondary School, Meánscoil Mhuire, Newtownsmith, will mark the 75th anniversary of its founding next September with a two-day celebration.

Late co-founder of Galway Irish Kidney Association praised for her dedication

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A dedicated wife and mother, a businesswoman, an artist, and above all, a lady, these are the words used by friends and loved ones to describe Elizabeth Maloney, a co-founder of the Galway Branch of the Irish Kidney Association, who passed away a month ago.

Concert in aid of Abbey roof fund

ST PATRICK’S Brass Band will perform a concert in the Abbey Church, Francis Street, this Saturday at 8.15pm in aid of the Franciscan Abbey Roof Restoration Fund.

Galway Filipino community to hold memorial

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The Galway Filipino Irish Community will offer a memorial Mass for the late former President Corazon Aquino of the Philippines, known to Filipinos as Tita Cory, on August 16 in the Abbey Church, at 3.30pm.

Abbey bells to ring in Christmas for first time in three decades

The bells of the Abbey Church in St Francis’ Street will ring in Christmas and the New Year for the first time in more than 30 years this week following a massive restoration project on the church.

Enjoy family fun day and support Poor Clares’ renovation project

People can enjoy a family fun day in the city later this month and help raise vital funds for a major renovation project being spearheaded by the Poor Clare Sisters at their monastery at Nuns’ Island.


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