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Letter from Ted Hughes to his brother Gerald, April 1966

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This place is a mild paradise for me at present. We moved yesterday, from our sumptuous home, to a much older, wilder place - £2 a week, a house annexed to a big farm (big for this region) at the top of Cleggan bay - right on the west coast.

Westport grab draw at the death

This weekend sees a break from the action in the Connacht Junior League after eight hectic rounds of action. In the top division, Westport remain as the main men from Mayo, currently sitting in fourth place in the table behind the Galway trio of Connemara, Monivea, and Corinthians, and they will be well buoyed by the last second draw they got against league leaders Connemara in Monastery Field. The Bulls trailed by 14 points at the turn around. Westport did narrow the gap back to three points midway through the second half, but Connemara scored a break-away converted try to push their lead out to 24-10, but with a few minutes left Mike Cronin touched down for Westport, with Séan Tobin converting the try and then kicking a late, late, penalty to grab a draw for Danny O’Toole and JP Walshe’s charges. Next up for the Bulls is sixth place Ballinasloe in Carrowholly on Sunday week. When the team met in round two in September, Ballinasloe emerged two point winners against Westport condemning the Bulls to their second defeat of the season, but they have been on a steady upward trajectory since then, with their only blip a loss to Corinthians a fortnight ago.

The strange exile of a disillusioned ‘Buck Mulligan’

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Following his narrow escape from Republican forces, who were intent on killing him by the banks of the Liffey that cold night in January 1923, Oliver St John Gogarty wisely took himself off to London. He immediately became the toast of polite society there who delighted in his stories and witty conversation.

Marty Walsh victory in Boston mayoral race heralded as ‘great day for Galway’

The victory of Boston mayor elect Marty Walsh, the son of Connemara emigrants, has been hailed a “great day for Galway” by local representatives who predict a strengthening of ties between the two cities and a much anticipated visit to the west by April next year.

Rab Fulton on The Ballad of Reading Gaol

This year marks the birth of a new festival on Galway’s already bustling calendar; the Oscar Wilde Festival. The two day event is both a celebration of the famed writer’s life and works as well as a reminder of Wilde’s strong links to this city and the west of Ireland.

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.

Athenry model Shahira invited to spend summer at Playboy mansion

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A 21-year-old County Galway model has been invited to spend the summer in Los Angeles with Playboy boss Hugh Hefner.

Athenry model having ‘time of her life’ at Playboy mansion

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A County Galway model who was invited to visit Playboy boss Hugh Hefner’s mansion in Los Angeles says she is having the time of her life there.

Athenry model to be the face of China-based company

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A County Galway model, who has graced the daily newspapers on a regular basis, has been named as the face of an international company based in China.

Selling yourself and your business

My name is Eileen Lauster. My business is producing video content for the web. I am a film maker. I make videos. I used to make documentaries about artists, community groups, and dramas. Now I make promotional videos for businesses. I have travelled to Belarus and Connemara, worked with individuals and groups, produced, edited, and taught others. Now I teach businesses to use the power of video to promote their products and services.

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