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Fashion legend: Mary Quant - creator of the mini skirt

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Dame Barbara Mary Quant is an English fashion designer and fashion icon who became a leading figure in the 1960s London-based Mod and youth fashion movements and who is still hale and hearty today at the age of 85.

Clifden celebrates its place in aviation history

Clifden soared into aviation history when John Alcock and Arthur Whitten-Brown landed in the west of Ireland having completed the world's first transatlantic flight, and the town is set to celebrate again with a spectacular centenary commemoration.

The glorious weather brings caution for sea safety

I hope all the readers of the Advertiser newspapers are enjoying this amazing weather even though complaints are coming in from farmers and other people who stand to be disadvantaged because of no grass growth which is understandable.

James Connolly and why he still matters in 2018

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“Socialism will confiscate the property of the capitalist and in return will secure the individual against poverty and oppression; it, in return for so confiscating, will assure to all men and women a free, happy, and unanxious human life. And that is more than capitalism can assure anyone today.”

The Galway City Challenge Hurling Cup 1920

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As nationalist sentiment was rising in the early years of the last century, a new generation of GAA officials emerged who were zealous in their belief in the transformative power of the GAA and they saw themselves as engaged in a project of national liberation. Some GAA tournaments were staged as part of a pro-Boer campaign. Police reports noted: “The ambition it seems to get hold of the youth of the country and educate them in rebellious and seditious ideas,” a somewhat hysterical interpretation of the GAA ban on foreign games.

At the box office in Mayo Movie World

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Summer means blockbuster movies and there is a great line up of entertainment at Mayo Movie World at the minute.

 

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