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Go back in time to the Ballroom of Romance in Ballycroy

The Ballycroy Ballroom of Romance photo exhibition is a collection of photos that have never been seen before. They were taken by Dublin native photographer Terry O’Brien who came to live in Achill over 30 years ago and subsequently moved to Bunratty in Clare where he currently works in Bunratty Folk Park as a period photographer and also freelance.

David O’Doherty - happiness is... and the perfection of the bicycle

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ALBERT EINSTEIN once said that “life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving”, while HG Wells opined that “Whenever I see an adult on a bicycle, I have hope for the human race”.

Achill-Cleveland bond to pass to next generation

The links between Achill and Cleveland are set to deepen – thanks to a novel student exchange initiative that will see bonds being forged between teenagers from the two places.

New west of Ireland Democrats Abroad group to meet in Galway

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The new west of Ireland chapter of Democrats Abroad will meet on Saturday, May 29, at 2.30pm in Flannerys Hotel, Dublin Road, Galway.

The web factor – optimising your business on the internet

There was a time when it was difficult for a small business to justify the need for a website. The World Wide Web was originally an ideal in sharing knowledge; however, business soon woke up to the opportunities. In today’s fast-paced, increasingly technological world, more online users of all ages are being targeted with advertising, while they themselves are using the web to search out information on goods and services before making purchasing decisions.

Fianna Fáil Councillor admits ‘some aspects of the budget I can’t defend’

This monthly meeting of Mayo County Council saw the Fine Gael members of the council launch a scathing attack on the recent budget cutbacks. The remarks of the majority side of the house saw a number of Fianna Fáil councillors admit that they themselves were not happy with the budget. Achill-based Cllr Michael McNamara told the meeting that “there are some aspects of the the budget that I can’t defend”. While Claremorris area councillor Pat McHugh said “I have been a loyal supporter of the Government, but I’m not afraid to say there is no way I can defend this budget. There are many issues that have been raised, and they were discussed at meetings of Fianna Fáil councillors around the country, and a number of areas where a hatchet was used when a scalpel should have been.”

Achill artist honoured by President McAleese

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President of Ireland Mary McAleese presided at a ceremony last Monday to mark the election of Achill-based visual artist Camille Souter and composer Seóirse Bodley as Saoithe in Aosdána. The honour of Saoi is bestowed for singular and sustained distinction in the arts, and Monday last the President presented both artists with the symbol of the office, a gold torc. The ceremony took place at the Arts Council’s offices at 70 Merrion Square, Dublin 2, which is also the headquarters of Aosdána.

 

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