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Eighty years of Jes rowing

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Maurice Semple’s book Reflections on Lough Corrib has a very good section on the history of rowing on the river and lake. The first clubs were formed in the mid 19th century, and competitive rowing has been a feature of Galway life since. A number of pupils in Coláiste Iognáid came together in October 1934 to ask the school if it would consider setting up a Jes Rowing Club. Happily, it did, and thus began a history of great achievement which continues to the present day.

The Ardilaun Christmas Cabaret

COMEDY, JAZZ, and dancing will be on the menu at The Ardilaun hotel’s Christmas Cabaret which starts on Wednesday December 11.

Donate a Dress fundraiser this Saturday

A charity fundraiser ‘Donate a Dress’ is due to take place tomorrow November 16 at Breaffy House Hotel. The event is being run to raise much needed funds for The Alzheimer Society of Ireland branch within the county. It currently runs two separate dementia specific daycare services in Foxford and Castlebar. The centres provide care to those with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia in the towns of Castlebar and Foxford and the surrounding areas, reaching as far out as Killala and Westport. The daycare centres are opened on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays (Castlebar) and Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays (Foxford) from 10am to 3pm. Both are managed by a trained team made up of a highly qualified nurse and carers.

Are you ready for Strictly Come Dancing Breaffy style?

Breaffy GAA Club and the Irish Heart Foundation are looking forward to Saturday November 9 when Strictly Come Dancing Breaffy style returns to the Breaffy House Sports Arena. Ten couples are in serious training to see who will be crowned the 2013 Strictly Come Dancing champions following in the footsteps of last year’s deserving winners Brendan Cunningham and Celia McDermott. This year’s show is expected to meet the high standard of last year’s inaugural production, and behind the scenes months of preparation and planning will soon come to fruition. The judging panel consisting of Walter Donoghue, Brendan Cunningham, and Ivanka Nikimov, along with the hilarious Frank Forde as compere are definitely going to live up to expectations and leave us with a night to remember.

Breaffy set to dance to Strictly beat

Popular all over Ireland and the UK thanks to the TV show of the same name, Strictly Come Dancing will come to Breaffy tonight with a strong local feel. Breaffy GAA Club in conjunction with the Mayo Mental Health Association is proud to present Strictly Come Dancing at the Breaffy House Events Area this evening.

Baring and sharing for calendar to be launched in aid of Western Alzheimers

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Twelve women, 12 scenes, one goal, to raise much needed funds for Western Alzeheimers - this is the aim of the charity calendar ‘Sharing the Care’ which will be launched at O’Dea’s Hotel, Bride Street, Loughrea on Friday, September 14 at 8pm.

Kenny launches go-kart pedalathon for Western Care

An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny launched the first go-kart pedalathon in the west of Ireland last Saturday, August 4. On Saturday September 29 a relay of Mayo celebrities, sports persons, politicians, and others will take part in the first pedal go-kart pedalathon to be held in the west of Ireland. The event involves a sponsored go-kart pedal between Swinford and Castlebar in aid of Western Care Association.

Emigrants Light of Hope lit in Balla

Balla No Name Club held the lighting ceremony of their Emigrants’ Light of Hope on Tuesday November 15 in the youth centre in Balla.

Join the guests at a charity wedding with a diference

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A fundraiser with a difference takes place in the Clayton Hotel on October 1 when the Insurance Institute of Galway’s holds a mock wedding in aid of Oranmore-based children’s cancer charity Hand in Hand.

Summer Cabaret in Breaffy

Breaffy Resort is delighted to announce that their Summer Cabaret with The Brose Walsh Band , The Molloy Brothers, Kevin Prendergast, comedian Frank Forde and the wonderful Redmond school of dancing, along with the renowned Henry Mc Glade as MC and DJ got off to a flying start last Wednesday night.

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