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Mayo Rose clocks up 65,000 miles

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Maria Walsh, the Rose of Tralee from Shrule, has travelled more than 65,000 miles (more than the earth’s circumference!) since being crowned in the Dome in Tralee last August.

‘ When I drop this handkerchief, fire and spare no man’

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Perhaps fearing that the refusal by Irish soldiers to carry out army duties in Wellington Barracks at Jullundur, northeast India, on June 27 1920; and that the mutiny would spread to an already sympathetic native population, leading to a general protest such as at Amritsar the previous year, the army authorities quickly took decisive action. The commanding officer, Lt Col Leeds, strode into the crowd of excited and rebellious soldiers, demanding to speak to its two leaders John Flannery and Joe Hawes. He warned the men that they could be shot for this; that such behaviour only excited the natives to rebellion. Hawes, smoking a cigarette, replied that he would rather be killed by an Indian bullet than by a British one (His disrespectful attitude to his commanding officer was noted).

Mayo's Rose Maria clocks up 65,000 miles

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Maria Walsh, the Rose of Tralee from Shrule, has travelled over 65,000 miles (more than the earth’s circumference!) since being crowned in the Dome in Tralee last August.

Two boys from Loughrea

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At the beginning of the last century, two boys grew up together in Loughrea. Socially they were far apart, but they were great friends. John Oliver was from a particularly poor background. His family lived in a tiny lean-to shack out on the Galway road on the edge of the town. His friend was Tom Wall, who lived in a comfortable house on Patrick Street. John enjoyed visiting their home.  His friend played with a band, The Saharas, and there was often music and fun in their house, shared by his brother Ray, and their attractive sister Cissie.

Influential UK tour operators pay a visit to Mayo

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Twenty-two leading UK inbound tour operators visited Mayo and the west of Ireland last week, as guests of Tourism Ireland. These tour operators are all based in Britain and are responsible for putting in place arrangements for visitors from long-haul markets. The aim of their five-day visit to Ireland last week was to help grow Mayo’s share of the huge, worldwide, tourism market – with a particular focus on increasing business from new and emerging markets, like India, China, and Russia.

Forkan brothers survived the 2004 tsunami and launched a philanthropic flip flop sensation

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It is hard to believe that next month marks the 10th anniversary of the Indian Ocean tsunami - one of the most devastating humanitarian disasters in recorded history that claimed the lives of 230,000 people across 14 countries.

Great Lengths hair extensions now at Koztello

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Launched in 1992 by David Gold, Great Lengths hair extensions have become known as the Rolls Royce of hair. The hair used in the extensions is sourced from the temples in India. David Gold only acquires hair in its natural, untreated condition prior to processing for extensions. The hair can be permed, coloured, and treated just like your own hair.

Irish estate agents see Myanmar as new opportunity

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Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, holds an array of as yet untapped opportunities for many Irish professionals. Among the early movers recognising this the Institute of Professional Auctioneers and Valuers (IPAV), which has just signed a memorandum of understanding with the EU Myanmar Centre (EUMC), a not-for-profit non-governmental organisation tasked with facilitating trade, commerce and investment between Myanmar and the 28 EU member states.

Worldwide sales of Suzuki Swift reach four million

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Suzuki 's Swift, which was launched in 2004, has reached cumulative worldwide sales of four million units in August 2014 - nine years and nine months since the start of sales.

McFadden calls for recruitment drive at Custume Barracks

A renewal of recruitment would be a great boost for Athlone, according to local TD Gabrielle McFadden.

 

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