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Brewing up a whole new sector in Mayo

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There is a whole new sector brewing in Mayo.

Pomp and circumstance, and one unmarked grave

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On June 12 1922 a very special ceremony took place at Windsor Castle, near London. Following the establishment of the Irish Free State the previous December, five Irish regiments, including the Connaught Rangers, the Royal Irish, the Leinsters, the Munsters, and the Dublin Fusiliers, which had served the British army with exceptional valour at times, were disbanded. It was a day of special significance for both the participants and onlookers.

Council shows support to deaf community

Galway County Council has passed a motion calling on the Government to give official recognition status to Irish Sign Language.

Two boys from Loughrea

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At the beginning of the last century, two boys grew up together in Loughrea. Socially they were far apart, but they were great friends. John Oliver was from a particularly poor background. His family lived in a tiny lean-to shack out on the Galway road on the edge of the town. His friend was Tom Wall, who lived in a comfortable house on Patrick Street. John enjoyed visiting their home.  His friend played with a band, The Saharas, and there was often music and fun in their house, shared by his brother Ray, and their attractive sister Cissie.

Six Furey brothers did not return to Loughrea

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When it comes to the story of Galway and World War I there is no better man than William Henry. He came upon ‘the secrets in the attic shoe box’ some years ago when writing in a parish magazine he mentioned a relation of his in that war, and surprisingly opened a Pandora’s Box. People met him on the streets and told him that their grandfather, great-uncle, or cousin, or family friend also fought in that war. They had a box of their medals and uniform, letters or diaries somewhere at home.

Jurys Inn announces fundraiser for Olympian and local Galway man

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Jurys Inn Galway will hold a fundraiser on Saturday December 20 for Galway man and Special Olympian Martin Diskin who is currently being treated in University Hospital Galway following a serious road accident.

Cinema review: Fury

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AROUND THIS time of year we get our first look at the Oscar contenders. While the heavy hitters tend to emerge at the end of December and January, sometimes more genre based releases, like Gravity last year, are released a few weeks early.

Films From The Southern Mediterranean

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FROM ISRAEL to Morocco, Galway audiences will get a chance to experience life through the lens of Southern Mediterranean film-makers this weekend.

Ford releases details of all-new Mondeo

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The long awaited all-new Mondeo will go on sale here in Ireland in late November. It will be available in two series initially, Zetec and Titanium, and prices will start from €28,995. Body styles will include five-door and a wagon (estate) variant.

Claremorris composer Patrick Cassidy nominated for 'Discovery of the Year' award

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Claremorris born composer Patrick Cassidy been nominated for the Discovery of the Year Award, in the 14th World Soundtrack Academy programme. This prestigious accolade, which rewards up-and-coming talent, will be announced and presented during the World Soundtrack Awards and Concert on October 20 at the Kuipke Events Centre in Ghent, Belgium.

 

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