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Couple devastated by freak accident issue road safety appeal

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A grieving daughter has issued a road safety appeal ahead of the May Bank Holiday weekend after a freak accident which saw her boyfriend accidentally drive over the body of her father, who had died on the road while walking home at night.

Annie Kelly, and her quest for love

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Annie Kelly was just 19 when all her dreams appeared to be coming true. Annie was one of 11 children living with her widowed mother at Newgrove, Mountbellew, Co Galway. Her boyfriend, William Murphy, and her brother Thomas had earlier emigrated to Boston. Annie and William were pledged to be married just as soon as Annie got the money to follow him there. Full of excitement the young woman later sailed from Liverpool on the Cunard liner the Lusitania arriving in New York on April 24 1915.

St Brigid’s can make experience count in Connacht final

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Reigning provincial and All-Ireland club champions St Brigid’s will be more than comfortable in their surrounds when they take on Mayo champions Castlebar in the Connacht club football final in Dr Hyde Park this Sunday at 2pm. The Kiltoom men are bidding for a remarkable four-in-a-row of provincial titles but will get nothing easy from the men from Castlebar who caused a major surprise by accounting for a fancied Corofin in their semi-final.

Support benefit night and help fund US cancer treatment for local man

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A benefit night being held in the city tomorrow (Friday) aims to raise vital funds to finance a cancer treatment programme in Texas for a Galway based man.

Family fun concert with Frank McNamara

FRANK MCNAMARA is best known to Irish audiences for being The Late Late Show musical director from 1979 to 1991, but he is a highly accomplished musician who has performed across the world.

Frankie goes to Monaco

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Fankie Gavin & De Dannan performed tracks from their new album Jigs Reels & Rock’n’Roll for Prince Albert of Monaco and his fiancéE Charlene Wittstock.

Women and rugby coming together for Connacht

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Traditionally a male domain, the sport of rugby has just got more interesting following the selection of Westport woman Carol Staunton as a member of the Irish squad for 2010. The 26-year-old former Westport United player, who once before represented her country in rugby having made the Irish squad in 2008 where she got her first cap at the women’s European championship, is a passionate exponent of the virtues of rugby which she cites as the best possible all-round sport for teamplay and fitness. More specifically in terms of women’s rugby, Carol, daughter of Michael and Frankie, Slogger, is a keen advocate for greater participation by the fairer sex in the sport, believing that it is not only young people who need convincing of its worth, but also parents of young girls.

 

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