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'Getting To Know...'

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What is your idea of perfect happiness?

The best films of 2020

 

'I Sing of a Maiden'

To think of Christmas is to think of shepherds and lambs, an ox and an ass, angels and a star, kings from the East with their rich gifts, wicked King Herod, and the providential escape to Egypt of the Holy Family. But most of all it is to think of a mother and her child.

The Holland influence in Galway

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In the year 1900, Patrick Holland had a travelling shop near Athenry. He later opened a shop there and is credited with having the first car in the town. In 1914 he met Dorinda Egan and it was love at first sight. They married and had five children Brendan, Michael, Maureen, Angela and John. They eventually moved to Galway in 1930, and tried to set up a business in Dominick St. but the bank would not give them the money. They eventually managed to buy the premises of Mary Leahy’s Newsagency in Williamsgate Street.

Galway Advertiser's Best Films of 2020

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Wolfwalkers: This may be is the best Irish film made in the last 10 years. An absolutely beautifully told story about two young girls in Ireland during the 15th century, it is a cert to be nominated for best animated film at the Oscars and could finally be the winner Kilkenny based studio Cartoon Saloon deserves after being nominated for its last three films. Available on AppleTv+

Stone mad

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Like most towns, Galway was built using native stone and there was plenty of that around. There were black limestone quarries in Menlo and Angliham, and a limestone quarry at Merlin Park worked by the Blake family until about 1850 and later by Sibthorpes of Dublin. In about 1880, a Scotsman named Millar rented a number of quarries in the Galway area, two at Shantalla, one at Ballagh near Bushy Park, and one at St Helen’s, Taylor's Hill, where they quarried fine-grained red granite. There was a marble and granite works at Earl’s Island where one of the employees was a stonemason named Pat Fahy.

Athlone rue semi-final opportunity as Tyrrellspass seal narrow win

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The wait for a return to the showpiece fixture of Westmeath club football continues for Athlone following a narrow defeat to Tyrrellspass in the semi-final of this year’s prized competition in TEG Cusack Park, Mullingar, on Sunday afternoon.

Competitive sea angling resumes after long break

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Competitive sea angling resumed after a long break when the Galway Bay Sea Angling Club hosted the Connaught Open Shore Championship on Enniscrone Beach.

Athlone striving to achieve senior football county final berth

 

Ros na Rún to mark its silver jubilee with special episodes

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To mark the historic milestone of the largest independent TV drama production in Ireland, directors and producers of the hugely popular drama series announce details of six celebratory, special episodes dedicated to the many ground-breaking, original and life changing storylines of 'Ros na Rún'. It was the first TV drama series on Irish TV to host a gay kiss and to cast Stephen Fry.

 

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