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Trócaire thanks Westmeath for 40 years of life-changing support

Trócaire has thanked the people of Westmeath for four decades of life-changing support, as it marks its 40th anniversary this month. The aid agency’s annual Lenten campaign began this week on Ash Wednesday, February 13.

Currying favour

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Curry is one of the most traditional English dishes dating back to the East India Trading Company. Curry may be delicious when made well, but Indian food it is not. Now the spices and their combinations used in curry are indeed very much Indian, but in India they tend to be fresh and far more fragrant than what we see in Ireland. The name curry originated from the word kari, which means spiced sauce. Curry powder was a British invention which allowed the spice combinations of the Indians to become far more user friendly, also transporting a powder is a lot simpler than moving complex varieties of foods across continents.

‘GALWAY! THE DIRTIEST TOWN I EVER SAW!’

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In 1833 the novelist and educationalist Maria Edgeworth and some friends set out on a horse and open carriage tour of Connemara in considerable style. Happily for us because she was an inveterate letter writer, we have today her amusing and sharply observed picture of her adventure, as travel 175 years ago was pretty rough and ready.

 

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