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Boston mayor given hero’s welcome at ancestral home

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Galway was bursting with pride this week as Boston Mayor Marty Walsh received a hero’s welcome during a visit to his ancestral home, which not only further strengthened cultural and economic ties between the two cities but also revealed many new found cousins.

Do you remember the ceili band era?

Moate has a proud tradition of both ceili bands and Irish traditional music. The Moate Ceili Band was founded in the early 1930s and was the first provincial band to broadcast from Radio Eireann. It broadcast regularly on Irish radio over the next 15 years (on average 10 times per year) and toured extensively both in Ireland and England.

Galway rowers named for World Championships

Galway rowers have been selected to compete at the under-23 World Rowing Championships in Italy next month, from 23rd to 27th July.

Mother’s pride as Mayor Marty is sworn in

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With his mother Mary looking on and his late father John present in spirit, Connemara pride went through the roof on Monday when Marty Walsh was sworn in as the first new mayor of Boston in over two decades.

Mary McPartlan to teach and perform in New York

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Mary McParlan, one of Ireland’s finest folk singers and a staff member of NUI Galway, will be starting 2013 in New York, following being awarded a Fulbright Scholarship.

GAA Oral History Project calls on clubs to participate

The GAA Oral History Project aims to record the fullest possible picture of what the GAA has meant to the Irish people, in their own words. To date the response from Mayo has been very good and in the final stage of the project the object is to get as many people as possible from around the county to complete and return a questionnaire. This can be done either electronically or manually. The questionnaire is available at or by phone from 01 6625055. The completed questionnaires can be returned electronically, if possible, to [email protected] or by post for hand-written ones to GAA Oral History Project, Boston College – Ireland, 42 St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2, Dublin.

Why are the initials of James Joyce missing from Coole’s famous tree?

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What would have happened to James Joyce had he come to the relative comforts of Coole, instead of opting for hardship and exile and the life of a wandering artist in Europe?

Don’t let Magdalene statue go the way of Padraic O Conaire, warns Boston professor

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Galway City Council decided this past week to remove a statue memorializing the women who lived, worked and, in some cases, died at the Sisters of Mercy Magdalene laundry in the city. Dedicated in March 2009, the Mick Wilkins statue was commissioned by the same city councilors who now seek to remove it. It is located at the corner of Forster Street and Bothár Breandan O Eithir, standing in full public view close to where the laundry institution once stood.

Celebrated author Jennifer Johnston to address Lady Gregory autumn gathering

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The highly successful Lady Gregory Autumn Gatherings will continue in Coole Park, Gort, from Friday September 24 to Sunday September 26. Recognising the remarkable influence of Lady Augusta Gregory on the development of Irish theatre and literature, this 16th gathering highlights her unique inspiration for the early foundations of the Abbey Theatre.

Suffering from depression, grief, loss, or anxiety?

Group therapy sessions will be commencing the week beginning April 12 in Ruxton Court (off Dominick St). The group will meet weekly and there will be a maximum of eight participants in each group. There will be a Coping with Depression group held Mondays at 11.00am or Tuesdays at 6.30pm Coping with Anxiety sessions will be on Mondays at 6.30pm. and Coping with Grief or Loss on Tuesdays at 11.00 a.m.

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