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'I absolutely hated going to school. Every day I went there I was nervous'

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MEET PAKIE, an orphan, storyteller, adventurer, and survivor. He may not be the sharpest tool in the box, but he does know the history of his native town, from vicious Vikings to less-than Christian Brothers.

Hotelier family fight back to relaunch Ballina business

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A Ballina couple, whose family business was almost lost entirely in the recession, have weathered the tough economic times to reopen an institution in the locality - the Downhill House Hotel - under a new name as the Twin Trees Hotel.

Athlone GAA rocked by passing of David Allen

Athlone GAA club and the wider Westmeath GAA community are coming to terms with the untimely passing last week of club stalwart David Allen (43), following a relatively short illness. Davy won medals at every grade including senior medals in 1988 and 1998 with his beloved Athlone. He made his senior debut in 1985 and provided cover as sub-goalie as recently as last summer.

Finish off your bank holiday weekend with Moving Hearts

“Unfinished business,” was the reply given by Noel Eccles when asked why Moving Hearts were reforming. “When we last played in Ireland, the UK and at some European festivals in 1987, it was as an instrumental band and we always felt that we hadn’t finished exploring the possibilities of our unique line-up,” he said. Many people in Ireland were happy to see Moving Hearts back together as an instrumental band and duly filled Dublin’s Vicar Street for four successive nights in February 2007.

 

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