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How to protect your sight and hearing on holiday

Whether you are planning on soaking up the sun abroad or simply making the most of the Irish summer at home, it’s important to make sure you are looking after yourself to make sure you get the most out of your holiday.

Gaeltacht Diaspora podcast series launched by Ionad Diaspóra na Gaeltachta

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Just who are the ‘Gaeltacht Diaspora? This is the question being discussed in a new series of podcasts created by Ionad Diaspora na Gaeltachta in conjunction with MeasMedia and Údarás na Gaeltachta. The podcasts will be broadcast on Spotify, Google Play and Youtube channels in the coming months.

Bohermore and some of its people

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On the 1651 map of Galway, Bohermore is shown as running from The Green (Eyre Square) to the present Cemetery Cross where the ‘Old Gallows’ was located. There was also a gallows ‘where justice is executed’ near the Green. To the left and right of Bohermore, the land was known as St Bridget’s Hill and the region around Prospect Hill was known as Knocknaganach (Cnoc na Gaineamh), the Sandy Hill.

Big Plans for New Community Centre in Islandeady

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A strong case to develop a state-of-the-art community centre in Islandeady was outlined to members of Castlebar Municipal District when they met at the existing centre for their May meeting on Wednesday last.

The Kirk – Castlebar’s Presbyterian Church

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Last Saturday, May 21, was the 158th anniversary of the opening of the Presbyterian Church on Lower Charles Street, Castlebar. Henry Todd of the firm Todd, Burns and Co of Henry Street Dublin laid the foundation stone on 31 July 1863. He performed a similar service at Roscommon earlier that day. Todd was a generous patron of the Presbyterian Church.

Killala student wins inaugural Seamus McDermott Entrepreneurial Scholarship

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NUI Galway has announced the first student to be awarded the Séamus McDermott Entrepreneurial Scholarship.

Calling all Mayo producers: Blas na hÉireann 2022 entries close soon

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Entries for this year’s Irish Food Awards, Blas na hÉireann, will close on Friday, May 20 and this year all roads lead to the pretty seaside town of Dingle as it gears up to host the first in-person Blas na hÉireann awards event in two years.

Galway projects win at all-Ireland community awards

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Galway community projects were honoured at the the all-Ireland Pride of Place community awards on Monday evening (May 16) in Killarney.

One hundred years ago this week…

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John Henry Foley was one of the greatest artists this country produced in the 19th century. He was a world famous sculptor who was commissioned to produce many public works in different parts of the world including Galway. The statue he produced here was of Lord Dunkellin, a 2.5 metre high bronze on a polished Peterhead red granite base which stood on two steps of Aberdeen granite about 20 yards inside the main gate into the Square. ‘In none of the great works which have given him world-wide celebrity has he shown more genius and skill than in the present instance where, with only the slender assistance of a photograph, has he been able to produce the faithful likeness.’

Ring on hand to unveil projects in Balla

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Deputy Michael Ring TD was on hand in Balla recently to unveil a number of local projects that were completed in the local area.


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