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Misha returns to Castlebar to celebrate life-changing human rights victory with his Irish ‘Mama Ann’

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A very special group of 120 children from the Chernobyl affected regions of Belarus will fly into Shannon Airport on Tuesday next June 25 with Adi Roche’s Chernobyl Children International, as part of a long-standing efforts of Irish host families to prolong their lives against the ongoing effects of the world’s worst nuclear accident.

Galway Rose brings hope to Chernobyl children

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Since becoming the 2018 Galway Rose, it can easily be said that my life has been turned upside-down. I have been taken on the most incredible rollercoaster ride, a once in a lifetime experience. On the face of it, it can often be perceived as a year of fancy dresses and glamour. But there is so much more to it than what meets the eye.

New Nissan Leaf completes 16,000 km milestone

After an epic 16,000-kilometre drive, polar explorer Marek Kaminski has arrived in Japan, having started his landmark #NoTraceExpedition in Poland three months earlier in Europe’s best-selling electric vehicle, the new Nissan Leaf.

Galway Rose and Rose of Tralee touched by moving trip

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None of them were even born when the accident took place in Chernobyl 32 years ago this April.

Igor to come home to Castlebar from Chernobyl for Irish Christmas

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On Tuesday next, December 19, Santa will provide a special through the night sleigh-ride escort to Dublin Airport for a group of children from the Chernobyl affected regions of Belarus with special needs who will begin a two-week long Christmas rest and recuperation stay in counties across Ireland.

Fashion show for Chernobyl Children

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Chernobyl Children International Castlebar Branch is hosting a fashion show in the TF Royal Castlebar on Wednesday, October 4. They will be joined on the night by Adi Roche, voluntary CEO, Chernobyl Children International, who will highlight the work the organisation has been doing in Vesnova Children’s Mental Asylum as well as other programmes in the Chernobyl regions of Belarus, Ukraine, and Western Russia. She will be joined by special guests Sandra Ganley (Mayo Rose) and Niamh Elwood (Galway Rose).

Galway Rose volunteers in Chernobyl

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The 2016 Galway Rose, Rosie Burke, has just returned from an emotional volunteering trip to Belarus with Adi Roche and Chernobyl Children International. The 23-year-old vet from Ballinderreen, South Galway, was accompanied by 17 of her fellow Roses, including the 2016 Rose of Tralee Maggie McEldowny.

Belmullet's Lisa Gallagher recognised for her community spirit

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For the dedication she has demonstrated in service to her community, Lisa Gallagher, from Belmullet has been recognised as one of 20 finalists in the 2017 Pramerica Spirit of Community Awards, the only all-Ireland youth initiative of its kind which rewards post-primary students for outstanding acts of volunteerism and the positive contribution they make in their local communities and further afield.

Do you want to help children from Chernobyl?

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Candle of Grace is a newly formed not-for-profit organisation set up in Castlebar. Its main function is to host a few Chernobyl children from Belarus for much needed rehabilitation holidays. The idea of such an organisation came about from a family who themselves originate from the Chernobyl area in Belarus and know about their problems first hand. Having moved to Ireland a few years ago they were amazed at the generosity and kind-heartedness of the Irish people who know about Chernobyl and have been helping its victims for 30 years now.

Galway WFC to appoint new manager soon

Galway Women's WFC is hoping to appoint a new manager this month following the end of Don O'Riordan's tenure.

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