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MEMBERS OF Altan and the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra will be among those taking to the stage of An Taibhdhearc for a concert of Irish trad and to mark the launch of the new album by clarinettist Andy Lamy.
A walk to Tobarmacduagh Holy Well and a short prayer service will commence at 11am on Good Friday, April 3 at Clogher Community Centre, Clogher. Tobermacduagh Holy Well is situated in Killeen townland in the parish of Drum. The name is ascribed to Colman-Mac-Duagh, who lived at the beginning of the seventh century.
Following on from the success of Operation Transformation Mayo last year, Clogher Environmental Group is continuing with the walking programme entitled Get Active Clogher, each Saturday commencing at Clogher Heritage Centre at 10.30am. This walking programme is organised in liaison with Mayo Sports Partnership and Operation Transformation and the campaign is also supported by Mayo County Council in conjunction with Mayo Rural Alliances.
Our photograph today is of the Galway Committee of the Pharmaceutical Union who organised a national conference of their peers here in the early 1960’s. They are, back row; Paul Hayes, Lydon’s Pharmacy; Gussie Hayes, Portumna; Tommy Farmer a medical rep and also a qualified pharmacist who lived and worked out of Devon Park. In front are Eibhlín Ó Beirn, Ó Beirn’s Pharmacy, Henry Street; Mary Breen; Mary Barry who worked in Merlin Park; Judy Walsh, Spiddal; Síle Ó Beirn, Henry Street; Laura Cunniffe, William Street and Salthill.
Paschal Spelman may have been given that name at birth, but to the many thousands of people (especially old Galwegians) he entertained down the years, he was simply known as ‘Foggy’.
An advertisement in the Irish Independent in July 1931 invited tenders from competent builders for the erection and completion of the proposed new St Nicholas’ National School in the Claddagh. When the new school was built it was described as “An attractive rectangular building with a red tile roof made by the Galway Brick and Tile Company”. The outdoor toilets were at the end of the playground.
A special meeting for those working with bereaved children in the west of Ireland will take place on March 5 in Sligo.
NEXT WEEK at the Town Hall Theatre sees the west of Ireland premiere of John Patrick Shanley’s powerful play Doubt: a Parable.
Donncha O’Connell, lecturer in law at NUI Galway and human rights campaigner, has announced his candidacy in the forthcoming Seanad election on the NUI panel. Mr O’Connell, who comes from a well-known family in Swinford and whose mother, Bríd, is one of the Hughes of Westport, is one of 27 candidates seeking election to one of the three seats on the panel for which voting commences by postal ballot between March 21 and April 27.
As part of National Heritage Week 2010, which runs from August 21-29 and to mark the ongoing celebrations of the 100th anniversary of the death of Mitchell Henry, Kylemore Abbey and Victorian Walled Gardens will host a variety of events to showcase the history and natural heritage of Kylemore Abbey and Connemara.