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Galwegian heroes celebrate after conquering English Channel

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There were great scenes at Blackrock on Sunday as locals turned out to celebrate the homecoming of two Galwegians who had completed the English channel swim.

Watch the moment five men arrived in Knock after 2,000km cycle from France to Ireland

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Highlights of the homecoming of five men, from Mayo, Mullingar and London, who cycled from Lourdes to Knock in five days will be broadcast on the iMayo TV show on Saturday, August 17 at 8pm and again on Tuesday, August 20, at 12.30pm.

Five men, five days and 2,000km from France to Knock

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Five men from Mayo, Mullingar and London completed a gruelling five-day, 2,000km, ultra cycling challenge from Lourdes to Knock over the weekend.

Hot soup and showers welcome after successful Atlantic Masters sea swimming event

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Last Saturday saw the first sea swimming event to take place in Renville, Oranmore, organised by the Atlantic Masters Swimming Club, in aid of the RNLI.

June 6 – The day democracy returned to Europe

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The battle for Normandy June-August 1944, launched on D-Day exactly 75 years ago, marked, after Stalingrad, the beginning of the end of Nazi Germany. It was a major battle. The Allies suffered 209,672 casualties of whom 36,796 were killed. Some 28,000 Allied airman were lost in the months preceding and during the campaign.

Athlone RSC launches ‘Channel Swim Challenge’ in aid of Pieta House

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Athlone Regional Sports Centre’s (RSC) ‘Swim for Life’ Team recently launched this year’s Swim Challenge, which offers participants the chance to traverse the Channel in the comfort of the Athlone RSC 25m pool. The challenge takes place across 10 weeks between November and January.

Athlone RSC launches ‘Channel Swim Challenge’ in aid of Pieta House

Athlone Regional Sports Centre’s (RSC) ‘Swim for Life’ Team recently launched this year’s Swim Challenge, which offers participants the chance to traverse the Channel in the comfort of the Athlone RSC 25m pool. The challenge takes place across 10 weeks between November and January.

Athlone RSC launches ‘Channel Swim Challenge’ in aid of Pieta House

Athlone Regional Sports Centre’s (RSC) ‘Swim for Life’ Team recently launched this year’s Swim Challenge, which offers participants the chance to traverse the Channel in the comfort of the Athlone RSC 25m pool. The challenge takes place across 10 weeks between November and January.

A Galwayman's tales from the Calais ‘Jungle Camp'

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Last weekend, newspapers carried headlines about a 14-year-old Afghan boy, Raheemullah Oryakhel. He was killed in a hit and run after being tossed from a lorry in Calais which he had been trying to board in an attempt to get to Britain. The boy had family in the UK, and was entitled to move there, but he had despaired of the endless bureaucratic delays with his application, delays which, he felt, seemed deliberate.

 

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