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Priests, party buses and some football

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I’m not sure if it’s the wisest thing I have ever done but I joined up with the 'Charlestown party bus' after Mayo’s drive for five became a reality last Sunday in Hyde Park. I felt it was important to celebrate such a milestone and such an emphatic victory in the Connacht final. I did suffer for it on Monday.

Record entry for David Barrett Perpetual Trophy

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A record forty-five players took to the greens at Balla Golf Club for this year’s David Barrett Perpetual Trophy competition.

The Dohertys of Carrigan were not ‘land-grabbers’

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Galway Diary received the following statement from Adrian Martyn (great-great-great grandnephew of Peter Doherty, senior), who was shot dead at Carrigan, near Craughwell village on the night of November 2 1881. I am pleased to carry Adrian’s clarification:

Mayo club competitions swing into winter


New Mayo writer in residence announced

Eoghan Mac Giolla Bhríde was recently announced as the new Mayo County Council writer in residence for 2012. Hailing from Gaoth Dobhair in Donegal, he has written two collections of short stories Idir Feoil is Leathar (2002) and Díbeartaigh (2005), both published by Coiscéim.

Lots of action around the clubs over the winter


Westport captain’s prize goes right to the wire


‘Modern day Helen of Troy’ catalyst for bar brawl

The instigator of a mini-riot in a Crossmolina bar came down to a woman who Judge Mary Devins described as a “modern day Helen of Troy”, as her actions led to her boyfriend and his clan instigating a brawl after a slight was made towards the woman.

Ballina bar brawl

‘Modern day Helen of Troy’ catalyst for bar brawl

Government accused of breaking EU law

The Government has been accused of breaking European law by applying vehicle registration tax to cars imported from Britain and Northern Ireland.

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