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Election fever hits The Kenny Gallery

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AS ELECTION placards leer at us from every lamp-post, and vote-wheedling leaflets are daily stuffed through our letterboxes, The Kenny Gallery’s new exhibition of Irish political posters, flyers, and assorted ephemera from down the years, could hardly be more topical.

Celebrating Des Kelly - the quiet legend of Irish music

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He founded The Capitol Showband that scored a number of firsts for Irish bands at home and abroad. He discovered songwriting legend Phil Coulter, he set visionary trad band Planxty on the road to success, he is Des Kelly.

World class athletes ready to rock AIT International Grand Prix

The Canadian world pole vault champion, Shawn Barber, is the latest star-studded name to confirm his attendance at the third annual AIT International Grand Prix.

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.

 

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