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Two boys from Loughrea

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At the beginning of the last century, two boys grew up together in Loughrea. Socially they were far apart, but they were great friends. John Oliver was from a particularly poor background. His family lived in a tiny lean-to shack out on the Galway road on the edge of the town. His friend was Tom Wall, who lived in a comfortable house on Patrick Street. John enjoyed visiting their home.  His friend played with a band, The Saharas, and there was often music and fun in their house, shared by his brother Ray, and their attractive sister Cissie.

High performance Oceans' Seven swimmer and former rugby player to speak at Meet West

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Corkman Stephen Redmond, the first person in the world to complete all seven open-water swims that make up the Ocean’s Seven Challenge has been lined up as the guest speaker for Meet West networking dinner on November 20. Having already swum the Irish Channel, The English Channel, The Strait of Gibraltar, The Cook Strait, The Molokai Channel, and The Catalina Channel, the former rugby player swam the 12.5 mile Tsugaru Strait in Japan in July 2012 to complete a goal he set himself in 2009.

Galway Bay swim to take place on Saturday

The seventh annual Galway Bay swim, in aid of Cancer Care West, will take place on Saturday July 28.

Groupama sails home in closest ever victory in Volvo Ocean Race

Groupama crossed the finish line near Mutton Island in the early hours of Tuesday to secure a remarkable overall victory in their debut Volvo Ocean Race campaign and finally settle the closest contest in the event’s 39-year history.

Swim in the idyllic waters of Croatia for Croí

Local heart and stroke charity Croi invites you to participate in an amazing new swim challenge which takes place in Croatia from August 4 to 10.

Man to attempt first solo swim of Lough Ree

In preparation for the fulfillment of an ambition that will require “dodging tankers”, an Athlone man hopes that, on August 18, he will become the first man ever to swim the entire length of Lough Ree.

Croatian swim challenge to raise funds for Croí

Local heart and stroke charity Croí, has just announced details of an exciting new challenge as part of its fundraising portfolio of events for 2012.

Santa swim comes to Mullingar Swimming Pool

The 2011 Santa Swim in aid of The Carers Association and St Michael’s House, is set to take place this weekend, Saturday November 12 and Sunday November 13 in swimming pools nationwide, including on Westmeath at Mullingar Swimming Pool.

‘Miracle man’ to run Dublin Marathon

A 44-year-old Galway ‘miracle man’ will participate in his fifth marathon today - nine years to the day of his life-saving heart transplant.

Start the New Year cinematically

AN ARTIST is ‘inspired’ by her guardian angle, a Kurdish youth plans to swim the English Channel to reach his girlfriend, dark goings on mar a town in Germany on the eve of WWI, and a Hungarian woman must confront her past if she is to have a future.

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