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The flurry of the Ard Fheis season has come

Well, it has been a very busy few days. For me the highlight was the Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis last Saturday.

West Board Junior Champions 1989

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Barna had a hurling team in 1964 and handball was very popular in the area, but anyone wanting to play football would have togged out for An Spidéal. Local games were played in Sean Lydon’s field along the shorefront, halfway between the church and Barna school. Kevin Curran and Nicholas O’Fegan were the founders of Barna GAA Club in 1965 and they managed to field minor and junior teams that year. Their junior team had the honour of playing the club’s first competitive match on May 30 1965 against a Bohermore selection known as John F Kennedy’s. Kennedy’s won by a point.

Keane Brothers New Year concerts

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SEAN KEANE and his brothers, known as both The Keane Brothers and Citizens Keane, give their annual New Year concerts at the Claregalway Hotel on Friday January 1 and Saturday 2 2016.

The first co-ed class in the Jes

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St Ignatius College’ on Sea Road opened its doors for the first time in 1862. The Jesuits built a residence and a church at the same time and the move proved to be a success for them. Attendances at Mass and ceremonies grew rapidly. The college, however, was more of a challenge. The boys ranged in age from nine to 13 and the subjects taught included mathematics, Latin, Greek, and elocution. The numbers at first were as expected. They grew steadily to 90 in 1865 and reached 110 by 1874, but they began to fall thereafter and were inconsistent from year to year. The number recorded for 1899 was 49. 

Biography of Raiftearaí to be launched in Kiltimagh

The award-winning biography of pre-famine poet and songwriter, Mise Raiftearaí an Fíodóir Focal (I am Raiftearaí the word-weaver), recently awarded the prestigious Gradam Uí Shúilleabháin, Irish-language Book of the Year Award, is to be launched in Raiftearaí’s native Kiltimagh by the Most Rev Brendan Kelly, Bishop of Achonry.

Interest levels high at DNG Maxwell Heaslip & Leonard open viewings

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Leading Galway property expert DNG Maxwell Heaslip & Leonard has once again recorded huge turnouts at its latest open viewings ahead of its upcoming auction on Friday November 27. The company is bringing almost 40 properties to the auction floor in the Radisson Blu Hotel in what is sure to be a must-attend day for those in the market who are looking for value.

Find clothing, furniture, and homewares at O’Toole’s Department Store Tuam

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Headford natives Joe and Helen O’Toole first came to Tuam in 1967 and opened a supermarket on Bishop St. The late Mrs O’Toole always had an eye for fashion and it was her inspiration that led to a fashion house/drapery opening over the supermarket.

DNG Maxwell Heaslip & Leonard to hold major November auction

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With the arrival of winter, the auction team in DNG Maxwell Heaslip & Leonard are busy putting together the finishing touches to the last of their 2015 autumn auction series. The November 27 auction will see almost 40 lots come to the market with the usual eclectic mix of properties, with something to suit all types of buyer. The Galway city based auction expert is going from strength to strength and looking to continue with its 92 per cent success rate at auction. 

Thousands gather to pay last respects to Garda Tony Golden

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The late Garda Tony Golden, who was killed in the line of duty last Sunday, was laid to rest yesterday in St Paul's Cemetery, Heynestown, County Louth, following his funeral Mass which took place in St Oliver Plunkett's Church in Blackrock. Garda Golden, who was a native of Ballina, was given a State funeral which was attended by thousands of mourners including President Michael D Higgins and An Taoiseach Enda Kenny. Other dignitaries who attended his funeral included Garda Commissioner Nóirín O'Sullivan, political representatives from all parties, the chaplains to the Garda and the Defence Forces, Bishop of Killala John Fleming, and Father Gerard O'Hora, Parish Priest of Ballina.

 

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