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Donoghues of Galway wins Coach Operator of the Year award

The family-owned-and-operated coach company Donoghues of Galway was awarded the prize for Coach Operator of the Year 2013/2014 in the Tours category at the Fleet Bus & Coach Awards.

Theatre and musical treats coming up in Ballina

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On Saturday, April 20 at 8pm multi-talented, Scottish-born guitarist and singer-songwriter Dick Gaughan will be taking to the stage in the Ballina Arts Centre. Gaughan’s songs are known for the passion and political conviction he puts into them and his music has been recorded by the likes of Billy Bragg, Christy Moore, Mary Black, Roy Bailey, and Capercaillie. Tickets cost from €12 to €15 and booking is essential.

Incredible value on offer at O’Donnellan & Joyce final auction of the year

O’Donnellan & Joyce’s final spoilt for choice property auction will be held tomorrow (Friday) at 3pm in the Victoria Hotel, Eyre Square.

The men who first brought Sam to Galway

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Galway reached the All-Ireland football final for the first time in 1919, when they were beaten by Kildare by 2 – 5 to 0 – 1. In 1922 they were beaten by Dublin by 6 points to 4. In 1925 they won it for the first time, beating Cavan by 3 – 2 to 1 - 2. In 1928, the Sam Maguire Trophy was presented to the GAA, and ever since, it has been the dream of every county in Ireland to hold it aloft in Croke Park on the third Sunday in September.

The Dunne brothers busking in Galway

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Busking is the practice of performing in public places for tips or gratuities. The earliest buskers in Galway were probably singers who would sing on the street, and then knock on doors in the hope of getting money or food. In the early 20th century, Johnny Doran and his family would move around playing in different places, including the races, and then in the evening outside the Imperial Hotel. Paddy Philbin, who later became a dancing master, would dance for him and they drew big crowds. Later came the Reaney brothers who played in various locations in Galway city and county.

The Singing Irish Clown

GALWAY’S OWN Little John Nee returns to the Town Hall Theatre stage next week with Johnny Patterson, The Singing Irish Clown, staged by Barabbas. The play was written by Little John and features himself in the cast along with Roger Gregg and Bryan Burroughs.

Hundreds of students hear safety advice

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Carlow local authorities and Bus Éireann undertook a special community road safety promotion in Carlow last week.  

No intention of returning

Judge John Neilan acknowledged the psychiatric difficulties of a 50-year-old Killucan man when he dismissed the charges against him of threatening behaviour putting others in fear.

City mourns death of Jesuit priest and former Colaiste Iognaid teacher

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Hundreds of mourners attended the funeral Mass of Jesuit priest and former Colaiste Iognaid teacher John Dunne in Dublin recently.

Obituary - Ann Dunne

Ann Dunne, aged 66 years, Mountgordon, Castlebar, passed away on Wednesday December 30 2009.

 

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