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Soroptimists International celebrate at Athlone event

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Soroptimist ladies from across the island of Ireland, along with guests from Scotland and England, recently united in Athlone to celebrate the role of Athlone native, Darina Dolan, the National President of the friendship and service organisation.

Galway Cartoon Festival programme announced

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DETAILS OF the third annual Galway Cartoon Festival, which runs from November 8 to 18, were announced at a gathering in the Black Gate Cultural Centre on Monday evening.

Over 3,000 people waiting more than year to see a consultant

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The total number of patients in Mayo University Hospital currently waiting to see a consultant greater than one year is 3,334, greater than two years is 606 and greater than three years is 754 patients according to figures released to Cllr Michael Kilcoyne this week. The councillor put forward a question to the regional health forum on the waiting list for their most recent meeting. He asked: What is the length of time patients in Mayo University Hospital have to wait to see a consultant and what is the length of time until their procedures are carried out? How many patients have been on the waiting list to see a consultant for over one year, over two years or over three years and the length of time patients have to wait from when they see a consultant until their procedure is carried out?

Bordering on Brilliant – Northern Irish comics for the Carnival

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NORTHERN IRELAND'S finest comedians and rising stars will be centre stage at the Vodafone Comedy Carnival Galway with shows from Kevin McAleer, Colin Geddis, Shane Todd, Paul Currie, Diona Doherty, and Sean Hegarty.

Holiday & Honeymoon Expo returns to Galway

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Are you planning a dream holiday, a family getaway, honeymoon, a beautiful European or worldwide cruise, or an exciting adventure tour? Then the Holiday & Honeymoon Expo in the Salthill Hotel, Galway on Sunday September 22 from 12 noon to 5pm, hosted by Galway’s expert travel agencies Fahy Travel and Corrib Travel, is the place to be.

US Ambassador remembers act of kindness in September 1944

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Shortly after dawn on Saturday, September 16 1944, Michael Conneely, a bachelor of 55 years, was asleep in his cottage at Ailleabreach, Ballyconneely, when loud banging on his door woke him. He shouted ‘who’s there?’ The storm of the previous two days had abated but he couldn’t make out what the voice said. Grabbing a pitchfork, he slowly opened to door. Outside were two men, wet to the skin, in deep distress. Michael put the pitchfork to the throat of the first man: “Who are you?”

Additional accommodation approval for St. Joseph’s Secondary School in Foxford

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Michael Ring, T.D., Minister for Rural and Community Development has welcomed the announcement that St. Joseph’s Secondary School in Foxford, has been approved funds under the Additional Accommodation Scheme.

Connolly says new Galway 2020 committee must include artists

The establishment of an arts infrastructure/legacy committee “although belated”, is “welcome” in addressing how Galway 2020 will leave a “lasting legacy for the city and county”.

Mayo Cancer Support seeks council help to maintain services

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The chairman of Mayo Cancer Support (Rock Rose House) has appealed to the elected members of Mayo County Council to donate funds to the charity on a yearly basis to help the organisation maintain services to the community at their current level.

Colin Geddis - Ulster's funniest for the Róisín Dubh

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COLIN GEDDIS is a huge name in comedy in Northern Ireland. His January 2020 show at the SSE Arena in Belfast is already sold out, and he has just added a second night.

 

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