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True grit in rural Ireland

Stop the bus! No literally, stop the bus. It’s awful bitter in the capital and they just can’t handle it!

Irish NGO appeals for aid and volunteers to rebuild Haiti

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Irish based international NGO Haven is calling on Galway people to volunteer to build houses for Haitian families experiencing extreme poverty. The organisation, which works to provide houses and community development schemes in the impoverished country, will hold a meeting in Galway this evening (Thursday). The group has also appealed for donations to help stricken communities following this week’s devastating earthquake in Haiti.

Anglo lent millions to Galway businessmen for New York properties

An investigation into the loan dealings of Anglo Irish Bank during the height of the boom has revealed that hundreds of millions of dollars was provided to some of Ireland’s wealthiest people, including Galway businessmen, to buy luxury apartments in New York.

Concert in aid of suicide charity

Galway Choral Association will celebrate the New Year with a special concert in aid of Console, the local charity which helps people bereaved by suicide, at St Nicholas’ Collegiate Church on Saturday January 23 at 8pm.

SPORTS SHORTS

•A novel scrappage scheme for hurling helmets, supported by Galway star Joe Canning, is due to start nationwide in the near future. The scheme, which will run until February 21, will enable players to scrap any make or model of helmet, with or without a faceguard, and receive a discount on a new MARC IS355 certified helmet. In addition, MARC Sports’ chosen children’s charity, Make-A-Wish®, Ireland; will receive a donation for every helmet that is scrapped.Speaking about the first scrappage scheme run for hurling helmets, director general of the GAA, Paraic Duffy commented “MARC Sports is to be commended for launching this innovative scheme, which will ultimately increase the safety of our playing members. The IS355 approved hurling helmet is an important standard for the use of helmets and we wish MARC Sports every success with this campaign.”

SPORTS SHORTS

•A novel scrappage scheme for hurling helmets, supported by Galway star Joe Canning, is due to start nationwide in the near future. The scheme, which will run until February 21, will enable players to scrap any make or model of helmet, with or without a faceguard, and receive a discount on a new MARC IS355 certified helmet. In addition, MARC Sports’ chosen children’s charity, Make-A-Wish®, Ireland; will receive a donation for every helmet that is scrapped.Speaking about the first scrappage scheme run for hurling helmets, director general of the GAA, Paraic Duffy commented “MARC Sports is to be commended for launching this innovative scheme, which will ultimately increase the safety of our playing members. The IS355 approved hurling helmet is an important standard for the use of helmets and we wish MARC Sports every success with this campaign.”

Ronan Collins reels in the showband years at Town Hall

THE SHOWBANDS were a truly unique Irish entertainment phenomenon from the mid-1950s to the early 1970s and produced such names as Brendan Bowyer, Dickie Rock, Joe Dolan, Butch Moore, Red Hurley, and Big Tom.

Athenry’s Julie Feeney wins again

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THE AWARD winning Athenry born vocalist and composer Julie Feeney won the Best Styled Irish Music Video 09 award at the recent IMTV Awards in Dublin.

Over The Edge celebrates its seventh birthday

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THE OVER The Edge readings will celebrate its seventh birthday on Thursday January 21 with a reading by the poet David Wheatley in the Galway City Library.

The Claddagh market

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Grace Henry was born in Aberdeen in 1868. She studied art in Paris where she worked with Andre Lhote. It was there she met the Irish artist Paul Henry, and they married in 1903. They returned to Ireland to paint. In 1912 they went on holiday to Achill Island, and ended up staying there for eight years. They both painted a lot on the island, but also in other areas in the west. Her work was very influenced by Paul in those years. Eventually they moved back to Dublin and, in the late 1920s, they separated. They continued to paint and each developed a major artistic reputation. Grace died in 1953.

 

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