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Hollymount’s Martina is named Mayo's Inspirational Woman 2015

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Hollymount woman Martina Jennings was named Mayo’s Inspirational Woman 2015 at a sold-out gala event in the Royal Theatre Hotel, Castlebar, on Tuesday night.

Carol loses five stone with Slimming World

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Carol from Ballinasloe tells her Slimming World story:

Forty years a-binding, and more to come

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An extraordinary row on the Late Late Show, 17 years ago, had a positive impact on a small Galway business struggling for survival. ‘A very attractive lady,’ Siubhan Maloney, called into Kenny’s Book Bindery, located in Salthill at the time, and told Gerry Kenny that she was a contestant in the Late Late’s Antique Show. She was re-upholstering an old chair, which included a small shelf. She wanted to see how to re-cover an old book in highly decorated leather, which would sit into the shelf. Jerry was happy to show her how it was done. First of all the pages are handsewn together, then clamped and trimmed ready for gold foil, which is applied with heat. This prevents the pages becoming dusty.

A well-deserving mum wins our competition!

It was a tough couple of days here in the Advertiser. Reading through all the letters for our Mother’s Day competition brought a mixture of tears of joy and sadness.

Parke Arts and Drama group are back on stage

Parke Arts and Drama presents The Maiden Aunt, a hilarious three act comedy written by Jimmy Keary and directed by Michael Rice. The Maiden Aunt tells the story of Dan and Mary Murphy as they play host to Mary's elderly aunt, the formidable Gertie O'Grady who is convalescing after a spell in hospital. With high hopes of getting into Aunt Gertie's will Dan and Mary find they have their work cut out for them and when Gertie apparently ‘dies’ Dan comes up with an elaborate plan to get their hands on her money. Meanwhile Dan and Mary's son John Paul, an aspiring musician, is busy planning on hitting the big time.

A nation united in grief and anger

It was a sight to behold. The band of blue joined in their intense sorrow and grief at the loss of one of their own.

The end of the innocence

After all is said and done, after every last eulogy is recited, after every representative pays his respects, after every bit of shock etched on our furrowed brows falls away, then and only then, will two little children begin living a life with a large void in it.

Mayor hopeful Kennedy clan will mark JFK50 celebrations in city in summer

Members of the Kennedy clan are to be invited to Galway next summer to take part in the celebrations honouring the 50th anniversary of the visit of President John F Kennedy to the city in June 1963.

Hypocrisy and its consequences

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HAMID ISMAILOV is an Uzbek writer who was forced to leave his native land in 1992. Torture in Uzbek jails apparently includes boiling of body parts along with the more commonplace use of electroshock on genitals and plucking off fingernails with pliers.

Walk from Limerick to Galway in aid of the Samaritans

Co-founder of international radio station, Irish Country Music Radio, Pat ‘Garret’ Butler, will walk from Limerick to Galway in aid of the Samaritans next week.

 

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