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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.

Peacocks opening Castlebar store on Thursday

Wales based fashion retailer Peacocks is opening its new store in Castlebar next Thursday July 3.

Peacocks to open Castlebar store

Welsh based fashion retailer Peacocks is coming to Mayo. This summer it will be opening a new store in Castlebar along with other towns around the country, and in the process will create 50 jobs.

Epic poem on Gibraltar killings re-published

AN EPIC poem, written by a man who spent many years living in Galway, about the killing of three IRA members in Gibraltar in 1988 has been published in a new edition.

Blues band Strange Brew @ Monroe’s

BLUES-ROCK band Strange Brew, whose members hail from Ireland, Poland, Gibraltar, and England, play Monroe’s Backstage Bar on Thursday August 9.

Emma Devine - an obituary

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Emma Devine, who died aged 35 following an illness, was a Kilkenny archaeologist and museum professional who produced a remarkable body of work in her short life.

Byrne comes third in 100k ultra marathon

What a weekend just gone it was for John Byrne of Mayo AC, last Sunday will be a date the Straide man will never forget. Byrne joined the five man Irish team in Perth, Scotland, for the Anglo Celtic Plate 100k ultra race. This annual event is not only a very competitive race between the home nations but also incorporates the Irish 100k championships. The team manager was well known adventurer and experienced ultra athlete Richard Donovan from Galway. Two experienced runners, Thomas Maguire - the current Irish record holder (7 hours 4 minutes) - and John O'Regan, were joined by Keith Whyte (Ennis Track Club) and Daniel Doherty (Basingstoke and Hants AC), both attempting their first 100k. John Byrne came to the race having entered the ultra distance zone in 2010 with a 50k race in Galway in August and an excellent 60th place in the World Championships in Gibraltar in November. Between these two he completed yet another Dublin marathon. One hundred kilometres is the equivalent of running two marathons back to back and finishing with a 10 mile run.

John Byrne ultra marathon man

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People often shake their heads when they hear you are about to run a marathon. Mayo AC's John Byrne is well used to dedicated preparation. He has been their most successful athlete over many years now at a range of distances from 5k upwards. He has completed 24 marathons and a 50k. Over the past year John has moved on to new goals. Given the number of training miles he runs it seemed a natural step-up that he would progress 'beyond the marathon', or that zone defined as ultra distance running. The 100k is the equivalent of running two marathons plus ten miles - 62.5 miles in total. Start out in Ballaghaderreen, run along the N5 to Bohola, take a diversion down to John's homeplace in Straide, then back onto N5 at Ballyvary, through Castlebar and Westport, then on to the R335 until you hit Louisburgh - you will still have 3k to run to complete 100k!

Galway Races Preview

Well the waiting is over, and the barometer race meeting of the Irish calandar has finally arrived, with €65,000 on offer to the winner of the GPT Amateur Handicap, the feature contest at 19.00. The Tony Martin trained Arc Bleu and the Richard Fahey trained Halla Sun currently vie for favouritism at around 5/1. The pair clashed in the ''Pitmans Derby'' at Newcastle when Arc Bleu got up to deny Halla Son by a head when in receipt of 8lbs, but this time the difference is 6lbs.There may not be much between the pair.

Remembering the Gibraltar killings

AN EPIC poem, which fiercely and fearlessly attacked the system that cloaked the murder of three IRA members by British security forces in Gibraltar in March 1988, is to be republished.

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