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Father Patrick Peyton, the Rosary Priest

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Patrick Peyton was born on January 9 1909 in Attymass, Co Mayo, one of nine children. When they were growing up, the rosary was central to their lives. His family were subsistence farmers and unable to afford to send him to a seminary, so for a number of years he worked on the farm to help them earn a living as his father was too ill. Then he and his brother emigrated to America. They eventually entered a seminary in Notre Dame to study for the priesthood, but their hopes of being ordained together seemed to be dashed when Patrick got TB. The doctors told him his only hope was to pray, and pray he did, to the Blessed Virgin. He promised her he would dedicate his ministry to her and to the family rosary if he was saved. And so it came to be the two brothers were ordained as Holy Ghost Fathers together on June 15, 1941.

Harbour development will be major boost to tourism says Kyne

Galway could be in line for up to 27,000 extra visitors during the peak of the summer season if the Galway Port redevelopment is given the go ahead by An Bord Pleanála.

There is no business like the ocean liner business

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Galway shops, restaurants, and services could be major beneficiaries from the world popular cruise liner business once the new city port is up and running. Planning permission for phase one of the development is being submitted tomorrow.

Galway Tidy Towns AGM

The annual general meeting of the Galway Tidy Towns takes place on Wednesday January 25 at 7pm in The Meyrick Hotel in Eyre Square.

Varadkar ‘impressed’ by harbour plans and may provide funds if required

The ambitious plans to completely redevelop Galway Harbour have taken a step closer to reality following Transport Minister Leo Varadkar giving his approval for the plans to seek planning permission.

Declan McDonnell - ready to lead the city in tough times

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The recession not only makes things hard, it makes them near impossible. Money is needed to achieve results in transport, infrastructure, and the environment, yet progress must be made in all these areas if Galway is going to come through the economic downturn relatively unscathed.


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