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A medley of books for Christmas

AS ALWAYS there is a huge variety of books available as gifts this Christmas which in an increasingly harsh economic climate offer wonderful value and, when chosen properly, are immensely and deeply appreciated.

What if the Irish had not emigrated?

Irish emigrants have made major contributions to Canadian, Argentinean, American, British, and Australian life, but what might the world have missed out on if the Irish had not emigrated?

Ryan Tubridy to sign JFK book in Dubray

The visit of US president John F Kennedy to Ireland in June 1963, just five months before his assassination, and its impact on the nation, is explored in a new book by broadcaster Ryan Tubridy.

The Irish roots of Barack Obama

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BARACK OBAMA was born on August 4 1961 in Honolulu to a mother from Kansas and a father from Kenya. His parents met at the University of Hawaii, where his father was a foreign student on scholarship.

Row looms over timing of Freedom of the City for Volvo heroes

A proposal to give Enda Ó Coineen, John Killeen, and Eamon Conneely - the men who brought the Volvo Ocean Race to Galway - the Freedom of Galway city will be put before councillors at Monday’s city council meeting.

Nanci Griffith’s long love affair with Ireland

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TEXAN SONGWRITER Nanci Griffith released her debut album Lone Star State Of Mind in 1987 and made an immediate impact when it peaked at number 23 in the US charts.

Barack, come to Galway — says Mayor

No sooner had the news emerged from America that Barack Obama had been elected the 44th president of the USA yesterday morning, than the Mayor of Galway Cllr Padraig Conneely had drafted a letter of invitation for the president-elect to offically visit Galway city.

Terry Eagleton - taking on the capitalists and atheists in Galway

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Terry Eagleton - Marxist, Christian, academic, literary critic, - and a provocative voice who relishes taking on those who disagree with him, is rightly regarded as one of the world’s foremost intellectuals.

Community welcomes Merck Sharp and Dohme

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Monday, November 3 was a significant day in the continuing work of giving County Carlow a prominent place in the enterprise, pharmaceutical and commercial life of Ireland.

Two faces lean out of the window...

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Before the disbandment of the Connaught Rangers in 1922, it was customary on Sunday mornings for the Protestant members of this proud regiment to march in full uniform, with bagpipes and drums, out of Renmore barracks, through the town to attend service at St Nicholas Collegiate Church. It was an exciting spectacle for many of the girls of Galway. They would gather in small groups, or lean from windows, to catch the eye of a handsome soldier. Monsignor Considine would often precede the parade waving at the girls to go away. Pointing up to the girls at the windows (many of them apprentices, who lived above the shops whose trade they were learning), telling them ‘Not to be looking at those Protestant soldiers’. Most girls would quickly hide, and once the monsignor had passed, pop their heads out again.


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