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Young Galway girl writes book in honour of sick cousin 

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A County Galway youngster has published her first book which was inspired by her sick cousin.

Teen’s alopecia awareness campaign helped her find new confidence

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An inspirational teenager from Ballina has spoken out about her experience of losing all of her hair to alopecia in a bid to raise awareness about the distressing condition in her school and community.

‘Life led me away from writing another novel until now’

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Percy Bysse Shelley once famously declared that “poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world”. While he may have been boosting his own profession with the remark, history furnishes quite a few examples of authors who were actual legislators.

Il Vicolo - more of it to love

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When the programme for the 2014 Galway Food Festival was announced earlier this year, the very first item to go on my list was the Venetian Tapas at Il Vicolo on the Taste Trail. Given the subsequent events, it may have taken a little longer than I expected, but all things considered it was worth waiting for.

City taxi driver celebrates turning sixty with charitable act

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A Galway city man will mark his 60th birthday in a unique way this summer by raising much needed funds for a suicide prevention and bereavement charity in the city.

Il Vicolo

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I noticed another new sign over the door at the corner of Buttermilk Walk and decided to see what brave soul has started a new venture in the foodie world. Once inside I recognised Gerry McMahon, who worked for many years with his brother JP in Cava. As the name suggests Il Vicolo is mainly Italian; the chef, I discovered, is a native of Naples and a third generation keeping up this tradition in his family. The feeling you get is of a small New York café and it has been redecorated very carefully to create a nice atmosphere. This is one very difficult part of designing a new interior and he seems to have pulled it off. The background music was nice jazz which helps to create a comfy feeling when you enter.

Council pays tribute to the late Myles Staunton

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The members of Mayo County Council paid tribute to the late Myles Staunton at the beginning of their AGM this week. Before the order of business of the meeting, Fine Gael whip Cllr Joe Mellet asked the members to have a minute’s silence in honour of the former councillor, TD and senator. Cllr Michael Burke who was chairing his last meeting of the council also passed on his sympathies to the family of the late Mr Staunton as did county manager Peter Hynes on behalf of the staff of the council. Cllr Mellet also indicated that the council would pay a fuller tribute to Mr Staunton at its July meeting.

Wheelie great as newlyweds win new Harley Davidson

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A young Kilkenny couple received a surprising wedding present on their return from honeymoon when they rode away with a new Harley Davidson motorcycle this week.

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Carlow jockey dies after fall from horse

Tributes have been paid to a popular apprentice jockey who died this week following an accident on a horse in Co Carlow.

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