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John Behan rugby sculpture up for charity auction

Rugby has taken centre stage in Ireland recently with the exploits of the Irish team at the World Cup in New Zealand, and for those who would like a permanent reminder of the intensity of the game, a special John Behan sculpture will be auctioned this weekend.

Bidwell and Gleeson show their class in Claremorris 5K

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Matt Bidwell and Mary Gleeson further underlined their status as leading runners in this year's Mayo AC Road League on Saturday in Claremorris. It was the 10th running of the De Care Dental sponsored 'Sport a Smile' five mile event and brought a fun atmosphere to the town centre with puppet shows, face painting, music etc. It also served as a focus for Mayo Cancer Support through participants and street collections.

Poets from Albania and Belfast

NDREK GJINI began attending the University of Shkoder in his native Albania in 1984 when the country’s ageing ultra-Stalinist dictator, Enver Hoxha, was still organising lavish pageants in honour of himself.

Mazars quiz benefits charities

Mazar’s Tierney, based in Salthill recently hosted ‘Galway’s Brainiest Company’ table quiz to raise much needed funds for three Galway based charities - Ireland’s Friends of Albania, Foundation Nepal and NBCRI. This event formed part of Mazar’s annual CSR activities (corporate social responsibility) showing the support of the corporate sector for not-for-profit and charitable causes. Representative teams of up to twenty-five local companies attended and the title of ‘Galway’s Brainiest Company’ went to Davy Stockbrokers and Abu Media were runners up.

International poetry at Over The Edge

WRITERS FROM Italy, Albania, the United States, and Ireland will be reading at the Over The Edge June Writers’ Gathering, which takes place next week.

Galway songwriter seeks Eurovision success with new song for Niamh Kavanagh

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Knocknacarra’s Niall Mooney has co-written one of the songs which will be competing to represent Ireland at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest.

Songs of the Mediteranean to resound around St Canice’s

The voice of acclaimed Greek singer Savina Yannatou is often regarded as an instrument in itself and so I wasn’t surprised to hear the enchanting rhythmic tones of her soothing voice when she spoke to me from her home in Athens last week.

Galway Film Fleadh to celebrate its twenty-first birthday in style

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THE GALWAY Film Fleadh is celebrating its 21st birthday this year and from Tuesday July 7 to Sunday 12, it will host world premieres, special tributes, Irish and international features, documentaries and shorts, with a prestigious array of actors, directors, and filmmakers in attendance.

Ball will fund volunteer surgery teams trip to Albania

A ball which takes place next month in the city will raise funds to finance local surgical teams which travel to Albania to carry out vital surgery.

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