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The young priest who cried for two days in Carna

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I hope the recent scandals in the Catholic Church will not discourage the noble tradition of the cleric as the social champion of the people. It is time that we had their like to nail their colours to the mast once again. Growing up in the last century, I was familiar with such names as Fr James McDyer and his tireless campaign against the official neglect of Gleann Cholm Cile; and Canon George Quinn and his fight for better social housing. There were several others, who have spilled over into recent years, including Fr Peter McVerry and his fight for homeless people in Dublin, and Fr Harry Bohan and his belief in the staying power of families in rural Ireland. But the champion of them all, the priest with the soft voice and a twinkle in both eyes, was the indefatigable Monsignor James Horan. Not only did he re-design the village of Knock to make it more people friendly, he built schools, clinics, and a convent, and a vast basilica. He organised community water schemes, and forestry plantations, and built an impressive international airport in the bogs of Mayo. 

New Rural Transport Programme HQ to be located in Connemara

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Three transport groups from across County Galway are joining together to form Galway County Transport Co-ordination Unit.

Welby Cup revived after thirty-two years

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Oughterard GAA and the Welby family have revived a popular tourament for the first time in 32 years.

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.

Calling all Cookes

Hundreds of Cookes from around the world are expected to descend on Galway for the Cooke Family Gathering which will be taking place in the Ardilaun Hotel from Friday October 4 to Sunday October 6.

Connemara sounds in An Taibhdhearc

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SONGS, MUSIC, and sean nós dancing from singer-songwriter Don Stiffe and Carna’s Ó Iarnáin family, will form the core of the new Conamara sa Chathair shows.

Over The Edge reading

OVER THE Edge at the Galway City Library on Thursday May 30 at 6.30pm will feature Thomas McCarthy, Eileen Ní Shuilleabháin, and Seán Kenny.

Connemara piers get funding for maintenance works

Funding totalling €450,000 for infrastructural improvements and developments to County Galway harbours has been provided to the Galway County Council.

Connemara cycling festival to attract international sports legends

Five-time Tour de France winner Bernard Hinault and rugby legend Keith Wood are among the international sports stars lining up for the 2013 Skoda Tour de Conamara (www.tourdeconamara.com), details of which were announced by Leo Monaghan and Sons Garage, Galway. The cycling sportive event on Saturday May 25 is part of a weekend of cycling activity that will see the Connemara area host Ireland’s first sportive team time trial in Carna.

Shock at drowning of hero fisherman

The fisherman who drowned off the coast of Connemara earlier this week has been named as Gearóid O Cualáin, from Carna.

 

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