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Samaritans in Galway launch volunteer recruitment campaign with open meeting planned for next week

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Samaritans Ireland are encouraging people to get involved with the charity to give something back to the local community and make a difference to people’s lives.

A prison drama in the Town hall

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November 1920 was the most vicious month in the War of Independence. Murder and mayhem were commonplace. The authorities reacted with vigorous severity. There were shootings and public beatings, buildings and homes burnt, and printing works wrecked. There was a sweeping roundup of the usual suspects, numbering in their thousands. The old gaol in Galway, and gaols throughout Ireland, were full to bursting point.

Communities in Mayo raise over €5,000 at annual GOAL Miles

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Community groups from Mayo donned their walking and running shoes over Christmas and raised over €5,000 for GOAL to support its overseas development programmes.

Cathal Hughes named Mayo Association Dublin's Person of the Year

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Westport businessman Cathal Hughes has been named the Virginia Gallagher Mayo Person of the Year for 2019 by Mayo Association Dublin.

Shop smart this season in the after Christmas sales

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As Christmas Day passes in a whirlwind of Celebrations boxes and torn apart gift wrap strewn across the sofa, the post Christmas sales come hurtling at us at top speed.

Best New Year wishes as post Brexit news will continue to dominate the headlines

Now I know last week in the aftermath of Christmas I wished you all a Happy New Year. But I am compiling this on January 1, 2019, so I think it is only appropriate that I would repeat my New Year message to each and every one of my readers. I also have to say thanks to you all, because every day I go out I meet someone who has read my previous column and has a comment or two to make. So thank you for that.

Athlone Samaritans mark longest night with vigil and fundraiser

Samaritans Athlone will mark the longest night of the year by reminding those struggling most that they are there for them during their darkest hours.

Samaritans are giving the gift of listening this Christmas — when it is most needed

Samaritans volunteers in Galway are giving the gift of listening this Christmas by ensuring its services remain open for those most in need throughout the festive period.

‘I always return to the old home on Christmas Day’

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Hunting rabbits was a favourite pasttime of boys and dogs on Omey, that sand-duned, tidal island, that ploughs into the sea at Claddaghduff, near Cleggan. It is possible to say that the over-used cliche ‘magical’ can apply to Omey.* It can hardly be seen from the mainland. But if the tide is out, a series of arrowed posts guide the driver across the strand to the only road on the island. And that too runs out.

The Late, Late, Late Toy Show: Bringing Christmas Cheer UHG Children’s Ward

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Get into the Christmas Spirit this Saturday, 15th December, at DNA Nightclub’s Late, Late, Late Toy Show.

 

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