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There is nothing like the image of a turf fire to carry you through the wilds of winter in search of solace. Driving through Connemara last Friday night, the twilight mountains turning to dark, the moon reflecting off the glasslike lakes painting the vistas between Recess and Clifden a wonderful mixture of blue and black, I longed to arrive at my destination and to feel the heat of orange flames on my face, to lay down my weary self, and to give myself over to hosts tasked with reenergising me with fine food, fine wines, and a hearty welcome.
There is no doubt about the issue dominating the airwaves and headlines in all of the media for the past few days, and likely to do so over the next week: the ongoing cervical cancer screening controversy.
Pat Sheehan, who went 55 days without food during the 1981 hunger strikes, and who is now Sinn Féin MLA for Belfast West, will speak in Galway this weekend, at an event commemorating the use of hunger strikes by Republicans throughout the 20th century.
Last weekend, Topaz Athlone service station sold a winning lottery ticket worth more than €6.1m to a lucky customer.
Dell has been ranked as the best company to work for in Ireland, according to data released by job site, Indeed.
The Galway Board of the Town Commissioners was established in the early 1830s and one of its first objectives was the provision of gas lighting in the city. In December 1836, the commissioners invited a Mr Lyddle from Glasgow to do a survey of the town and he recommended the establishment of a Galway Gas Company. His advice was taken. Shares were snapped up, an agreement was reached between the company and the town commission, and the Rev D’Arcy was appointed company secretary.
The Galway minor footballers battled bravely against a highly-rated Kerry in Sunday's All-Ireland final in Croke Park, and although they lost by 3-7 to 0-9, they were a good bit closer to the Munster champions for the first 50 minutes.
County Galway saw the greatest level of activity in the 1916 Rising outside Dublin, and the Galwegians who stood up for Ireland’s independence will be honoured with a memorial stone to be unveiled this week.
Tom Clonan, The Irish Times security analyst, will address a public meeting in Galway city next week, on the issue of Ireland and the arms trade. The meeting, organised by The Galway Alliance Against War, takes place on Wednesday November 4 at 8pm in Richardson’s, Eyre Square.
Movember brought back the moustache and now it is bringing ‘MOVE,’ a 30-day fitness challenge to raise funds and awareness for men’s health.