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WHEN THE victorious All-Ireland Mayo football team won the Sam Maguire in 1951 they passed through Foxford on the journey home. However they failed to wait quietly for a funeral cortège to pass by.
This club has been a source of guidance and inspiration to the youth of Galway, especially those of working class background, since its foundation by Fr Leonard Shiel SJ, a priest of great vision, in 1940. Indeed this wonderful structure owes a great debt to the Jesuit Order. Since the beginning the club has been based behind the Columban Hall in Sea Road. From the first nervous day of membership, right through their teens, and even in adult life, the spirit and ever watchful eye of the club is with the boys.
Corinthians completed a Connacht double this season when their thirds added the Ard Na Cregg Cup to their league success.
Tuam’s Brendan Murray will take to the stage in Kiev tonight as he bids to become Ireland’s first Eurovision finalist since 2013.
The team at Evergreen Healthfoods get many queries in relation to irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). People ask what exactly it is and what they can do to reduce the symptoms naturally. In basic terms, IBS symptoms include abdominal pain, bloating and irregular bowel habits, including alternating diarrhoea and constipation. In some people, irritable bowel syndrome can be a mere mild annoyance, while others can suffer tremendously crippling IBS symptoms on a daily basis.
Practically any food that can be battered and thrown into a deep fryer ends up with a cult following at some point. Fried pickles have been particularly prevalent in sports bars and restaurants in America over the past several years, the sweet, sour, and crunchy snack has roots only dating back to the 1960s. The first known printed fried pickle recipe was in the Oakland Tribune on November 19, 1962, for “French fried pickles”. That recipe called for using sweet pickle slices and pancake mix, yuck! The restaurant with the most verifiable claim over the invention of the fried pickle is the Duchess Drive-In, Arkansas, which put them on the menu in 1963. The inventor of the snack was restaurant owner Bernell “Fatman” Austin, whose restaurant was located directly across from a pickle factory. It seems he had some hamburger dill pickle chips, threw them in catfish batter, and charged 10 cents for a basket of 10, they took off like crazy.
BITE CLUB was chock a block with eager punters on Monday evening for the programme launch of this year’s Galway Theatre Festival, and once again festival manager Máiréad Ní Chróinín and her team have put together a mouth-watering array of exciting, challenging, and entertaining shows.
Cheltenham 2017 is just around the corner and Galway punters will be treated to the hottest tips and expert analysis for this year’s festival straight at The Arches Hotel preview night.
I love small towns. I am the product of one. The first two decades of my life were shaped within the confines of one. Back then, towns were in their heyday. While there were cities beyond the hills, everything we seemed to need was available in the small town. Sure, we had a chipper to feed everyone and a town hall to hold everything in, and to provide custom for the chipper. And we had two telephone kiosks, some schools and two churches, and three banks and a town library (in my house) and a lake and a few roads out of it. What more could a body ask for? What else in life did we need, even if there was something mildly attractive about the few roads out?