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Moycullen celebrate first first senior crown victory

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For the first time since 1996, the Frank Fox Cup is heading west after Moycullen produced a spectacular second-half performance to overcome a favoured Mountbellew-Moylough side.

The best years of our lives

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It is that time of the year again when children go back to school. It will be different this year as most of them will be delighted to return to classes and meet their friends after such a long break. For older generations, this time of year was, in the words of the Bard, more akin to "creeping like snail unwillingly to school”. And yet, when we look back on our schooldays, it is usually with affection. The old cliché ‘the best years of our lives’ still applies. It was where were educated, matured, learned and developed skills, remembered quotations like the above from the Bard, and made friends for life.

Some Galway Foundry staff

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At the beginning of the last century, Beatty Brothers had a foundry in Mill Street. In 1913, they advertised ‘a desire to announce that their factory was fitted with a first-rate plant for the manufacture of spades and shovels. Tons of them were sold last season’.

New book chronicles turbulent decade in North Galway

A new book which chronicles the revolutionary decade in North Galway will be launched in Tuam next month. Written by local GP Dr. Jarlath Deignan who is a member of the Old Tuam Society, the book discusses the various episodes that occurred during the pursuit of Irish freedom from a local perspective, including the Great War, Easter 1916, the War of Independence, the Anglo-Irish Treaty and the Civil War.

Juniors look to reclaim provincial crown

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The Mayo juniors will be contesting the Connacht Junior Football Championship Final for the fifth year in a row on Sunday when they take on Galway on the undercard of the senior decider between the Tribesmen and Roscommon.

Schools playwright competition draw large Midlands entry

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The successful submission to this year’s RTÉ All Ireland Drama Festival Schools Playwright competition will be announced at an awards ceremony on Tuesday April 30, in the Dean Crowe Theatre, with a vast range of entries received from transition year students of Midlands region secondary schools.

Freshii to open in Galway creating ten new jobs in city centre

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Freshii, the leading global healthy eating fast food restaurant chain is opening in Galway on Monday creating 10 new full time and part time jobs.

EM Reapy to read at Over The Edge

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EM REAPY, whose debut novel Red Dirt was awarded the 2017 Rooney Prize for Irish Literature, will read at the next Over The Edge Writers Gathering in the Galway City Museum.

The Jes Leaving Cert class of 1968

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It is interesting to meet someone again after a long period of time, especially someone with whom you spent five days a week for about six years, but that is what school reunions are all about. People will have inevitably aged and may have gained bellies, more wrinkles, their hair greyer than before, or maybe have no hair at all, so there is often a little tension mixed with the expectation of meeting them again. But the end result is generally delight at reviving old friendships, at the renewed camaraderie, at all the nostalgia, the memories of sporting occasions, the sharing of photographs and, of course, the stories about particular teachers. Indeed, some who were slogged or mistreated by teachers may use the reunion as a kind of revenge. Inevitably, some stories will have taken on legs — “The older we got, the better we were”. The reunion is also an occasion to remember colleagues who have died in the interim.

Global impact and the creative industries focus of new programmes at NUI Galway

NUI Galway has launched seven new Arts degrees for enrolment in 2018. The new offerings respond to feedback from students, industry and employers and further expands the specialised Arts study options at NUI Galway.

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