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The Saw Doctors play biggest ever US tour

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The Saw Doctors are about to undertake their biggest tour of the USA and Canada to date, taking in 29 shows across 27 cities throughout February, March, and April.

The golden dhow that’s bringing Galway and Emirates together

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Abu Dhabi and Galway are being brought closer together thanks to the Volvo Ocean Race and an imaginative spin-off programme that is jointly organised by the Galway Hooker Association and Emirates Heritage Club in the United Arab Emirates.

Kilkenny showjumper takes bronze in Abu Dhabi

Kilkenny-born showjumper Marion Hughes claimed third place in the Abu Dhabi World Cup Grand Prix last week, riding the Irish-bred mare Heritage HHS Fortuna.

Fast boats to China — the race is on again

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The boat with the strongest Irish connection, Team Sanya celebrated Chinese New Year’s Eve this week by leading a full strength Volvo Ocean Race fleet off the start line on the 3,051-nautical mile Leg 3 second stage from the Maldives to their home port in China.

A little bit of Galway arrives for Irish Day

Yesterday the near century old Galway hooker Nora Bheag, (Little Nora in English), was finally taken out of her container in perfect condition in Abu Dhabi. She arrived safely after an historic voyage that set out from Galway more than eight weeks ago.

Late drama as the race into Abu Dhabi sees rivals split by seconds

Team Telefónica secured overall victory in Leg 2 with a strong second place but there was joy too for Groupama sailing team last night as they notched their first win of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12, snatching top spot ahead of their rivals in the dying moments of the sprint into Abu Dhabi.

Volvo yachts hoisted onto ships as organisers bid to avoid pirates

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THE MILLIONS of euro worth of sailing vessels that comprise the competing boats in the Volvo Ocean Race were delicately loaded onto ships in the Indian Ocean yesterday in a bid to prevent violent pirates from learning the route and attacking the valuable vessels as they edge slowly closer to the finishing line in Galway next summer.

US Embassy to sponsor July fourth celebrations during Volvo stopover

Let’s Do It Global have unveiled ambitious plans for the final leg of the 2012 Volvo Ocean Race which is expected to cost €4.5 million.

Volvo Race stopover can transform Ireland

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A “global village” will be at heart of next year’s Volvo Ocean Race stopover in Galway with business opportunities a new priority for the organisers.

Clock starts ticking as countdown begins to lucrative VOR spectacular

Tomorrow evening heralds the official countdown to the return of one of the greatest success stories in Galway’s history as a 365-day countdown clock is activated in the city. Next year, the Volvo Ocean Race will visit the city for the second time, with the final leg of the event scheduled to enter Galway Bay on July 3.


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