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Classical and trad concert for Coláiste Iognáid

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THE JES Choir and the NUI Galway Medical School Orchestra join forces with Frankie Gavin and Cora and Breda Smyth for a major concert on the university campus.

Will the real Grace Kelly please stand up

Grace Kelly is surely one of the most iconic Hollywood stars of the 1950s. Her beauty and elegance were breathtaking. The fact that her grandfather was a bricklayer from Newport in Mayo just adds to the legend. In September (14 to 16), Newport will be hosting the inaugural Grace Kelly Film Festival to honour her life and glittering career. So how does a town with no cinema host a film festival? That is simple – by bringing in a mobile 100-seater cinema and transforming the local school into a venue fit to honour the Hollywood star and real-life princess.

We can be proud of our military heritage

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On June 12 1922 a very special ceremony took place at Windsor Castle, near London. Following the establishment of the Irish Free State the previous December, five Irish regiments, including the Connaught Rangers, the Royal Irish, the Leinsters, the Munsters, and the Dublin Fusiliers, which had served the British army with exceptional valour at times, were disbanded. It was a day of special significance for both the participants and onlookers. It was reported in the London Times.

Celebrations and commiserations in one short week

Our beautiful county of Mayo was in the headlines this week for all the right reasons and all the wrong reasons. It was a week of great jubilation, but the county was also shrouded in scandal and controversy.

Obama to visit Mayo?

The possibility of US President Barrack Obama coming to visit Mayo picked up momentum this week. Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney said this week that there were “obvious reasons” why Mayo could be included on the State visit of the US President with it being the home of Taoiseach Enda Kenny.

Crowds come out to greet the royal cousins

The town of Newport came to a standstill on Wednesday evening when the locals came out in force to welcome Prince Albert of Monaco and his wife to be Charlene Wittstock to Mayo.

History repeating itself in royal visit to Newport for a number of reasons

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Not for the first time the small village of Newport became a hive of activity because of a visit from the royal family of Monaco. On Wednesday, following in the footsteps of his late mother and father, Prince Albert of Monaco visited the ancestral home of his late mother, Princess Grace, in the west of the county.

Marine institutes sign historic pledge during royal visit

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Over the next five years the Marine Insitute in Oranmore and the Institut de Océanographique of Monoco are to further strengthen ties working closely together on research and cutting-edge technology to solve the challenges facing sustainable development of the oceans.

Newport visit for Prince Albert of Monaco

Prince Albert II of Monaco and his fiancée Charlene Wittstock will visit Newport next week as part of a three-day State visit to Ireland from April 4 to 6.

Marine Institute to welcome Monaco’s Prince Albert

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Galway is set to receive a royal visit next week in the form of Prince Albert II of Monaco who will be stopping by the Marine Institute at Rinvelle, Oranmore, at the end of his three-day trip.

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