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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.

Olympians in the spotlight this weekend

Mullingar residents will be watching RTE's coverage of the Beijing Olympics with bated breath this weekend as local boxer John Joe Joyce contests preliminary matches tomorrow (Saturday) and Sunday.

Galway poets to take part in Greek-Irish literary symposium

Galway poets Kevin Higgins and Susan Millar DuMars will take part in a Greek-Irish Literary Symposium at the Melina Merkouri Theatre, Ilion, Athens, tomorrow.

O’Loughlin to ignite Olympic fever in Mayo

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Following in the footsteps of the legendary Bohola-born Martin Sheridan, who won five gold medals in the Olympics at the turn of the 20th century and Ballina’s Deirdre Gallagher ,who competed in the walking event to fly the flag for Mayo at the Olympic games will be Cong’s David O’Loughlin. The south Mayo man jetted out to the games last Monday and with him went the best wishes of the county and the country.

Extra strings, strange positions, and surfing

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REDMOND O’TOOLE plays a most unusual guitar in a most unusual way. The Limerick born classical guitarist performs on an eight-stringed version of the instrument and he doesn’t play it across his lap. He plays it upright, as though it were a cello.

American fashion giant Tommy Hilfiger to visit his city store today

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Fashion giant Tommy Hilfiger will jet into Galway today (Thursday) to host a public signing session at his city shop.

Christmas message from Bishop Michael Burrows of Cashel and Ossory

Just a few weeks ago, during a visit to Athens, I stood on the hillock known as the Areopagus where it is recorded that Paul preached the Gospel to the sages of ancient Greece.

Sports Shorts

•Club Iomanaíochta & Camogaíochta Bearna/Na Forbacha is having its 11th annual social on Saturday at 8pm in the Connemara Coast Hotel. Tickets are available from Johnny Curran 087-6910905 or Donna Cox 087-6340846. The club will hold its registration of players for 2009 on Sunday February 8 in the Connemara Coast Hotel at 5pm. All underage and adult players are requested to register on the day.

Sergeant takes part in Idaho torch run

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A Kilkenny sergeant has the honour of running with the Special Olympic torch across the state of Idaho in the United States next month.

Cruising — for dreamers and romantics

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Long, lazy, evenings, red summer skies, glass of champagne in hand. As your cruise ship departs one of Europe’s most stunning ports and sails languorously into the evening sunset, you know that life is good. With the stresses and strains of everyday life a distant memory as you sail from one historical port to another, this particular holiday is designed to instil deep relaxation within the luxurious confines of your cruise ship.

 

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