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Kickboxing Kings event in Leisureland

Brian Brosnan, the Knocknacarra man who won the WAKO World Kickboxing Title last November in Dublin, will be fighting in the Kickboxing Kings event next month.

Crumlin hospital helps thousands of Galway children. Now, it’s time for us to help Crumlin

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Children's hospitals are like disabled parking spaces — you tend to ignore them and hope you will never need them. And then suddenly, when it turns out you do need them, they become the most important thing in the world.

Book on how Spiddal woman dealt with her only child’s death to give hope and comfort to the bereaved

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A book of poems and photographs which reflect how a Co Galway mother dealt with the death of her only child is on sale nationwide.

Teaching Irish in Connemara 1907

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It may sound like a contradiction of terms, but teaching the Irish language in the opening decades of the last century could also be a method of teaching English. Irish was the spoken language in most homes of the west of Ireland, but it was recognised that knowledge of English was essential when emigration was usually the only way a young man or girl could better themselves. It is to the great credit of the Gaelic League, established in 1893 to promote the teaching of Irish in all national schools, that it recognised that fact. The Gaelic League, like its near contemporary the GAA, idealised the culture and way of life of the surviving Gaeltacht areas; and its success was largely due to its understanding that a bilingual approach would best serve everyone’s purposes.

Salthill garden will remember the ‘kindness of strangers’

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In one of the strangest ironies of fate that I ever heard was the day, early 2006, when the renowned Irish singer Eleanor Shanley called into Charlie Lennon’s Cuan Recording Studios in Spiddal. Eleanor, with her distinctive, rich lyrical voice, was looking for a new song. She talked to her friend Éamonn Goggin, a sound engineer at Cuan. Éamonn’s passion was music. He loved nothing more than sharing his knowledge with friends. He enthused about a song written by Mike Scott of the Waterboys and Anthony Thistlethwaite, called ‘Strange Boat’. It was written some years ago, but it was a great song, that just needed some updating, a new look. ‘ We’re sailing on a Strange Boat/ Heading for a strange shore/ Carrying the strangest cargo / That was ever hauled aboard....’ Éamonn said it was ideally suited for Eleanor’s voice.

Winning Westmeath athletes honoured in civic reception by council

Westmeath County Council hosted a civic reception on Monday to mark the recent sporting achievements of four Westmeath athletes.

Opportunity missed but still plenty to play for

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Leinster SFC semi-final

Family fortunes shine at tennis championships

The annual City of Galway Championships, which remain one of the most popular in Ireland, produced some sparkling performances from the locals, as well as top performances from Alan McCormack (Sligo) and Rob Johnston (Ballinasloe) who both made the singles and doubles finals.


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