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Country music stars ‘Reach Out’ to support ISPCC Childline

ISPCC Childline has received the full support of Irish country music stars, including Daniel O’Donnell, Nathan Carter, and many more, with the launch of the ‘Reach Out’ single in aid of the 24 hour active listening service for children.

A time for our collective hibernation

It has been another hard week, it is fair to say. There are none who are immune from the worry of this pandemic and its consequences. There are probably none who fully understand the changing rules and regulations with their ever changing status.

Tributes paid to Galway teenager who lost his life in accident

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Tributes have been paid this week to James Harrison, the teenager who lost his life in an accident in Co Kerry last weekend.

Galway social enterprise wins prestigious national award

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Meals4Health, a Galway-based social enterprise that provides fresh ready meals to suit the dietary needs of older people and those needing specialised nutritional support, has been announced as winner of the Social Enterprise of the Year at the Charity Impact Awards.

Local South Westmeath Hospice coffee morning realises significant funds

Sisters, Arlene and Melissa McNeill, raised an astounding €6,000 during a recent coffee morning held in aid of the South Westmeath Hospice at their family pub, McNeills, on Connaught Street.

‘Betrayed into ruin by the arts such as the weakness of humanity’

Such is the weakness of man, it seems, that even the mighty Daniel O’ Connell may have succumbed to the allures of the fair sex, committing an indiscretion in his youth, which came back to haunt him in later years when he and his wife Mary shared ‘abiding affection’.

What if a man was abducted and forced into marriage?

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Daniel O’Connell has weaved in and out of the Diary columns in recent weeks and unexpectedly he appears again, not as the great political champion that he was, but in the interesting study of Marriage in Ireland 1660 - 1925. *

Widow Wilkins and the delicate matter of her ‘breach of promise’

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The case of Blake v Wilkins in 1817 was so eagerly anticipated that every lodging house in Galway, ‘even the humblest in the town was' was filled to overflowing.

‘It is rather the want of the middle class…’

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For any visitor to Dublin in the early 19th century, to miss seeing the great Daniel O’Connell would have made their visit almost worthless. William Makepeace Thackeray, on the threshold of becoming one of the greatest writers of the English language, spent three months touring Ireland in 1842 collecting his impressions of the ‘manners and the scenery’ of the country and its people, for his successful Irish Sketch Book published some years later. Back in Dublin at the conclusion of his tour he lost no time heading to the Mansion House to see the Liberator in person.*

‘Ireland will be poor no longer’

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From the comforts of Ballynahinch, such as they were at the time, William Makepeace Thackeray continues his exploration of the surrounding countryside as he gathered information for his successful Irish Sketch Book published some years after his tour in 1842.

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