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Foxhall to host weekend of activities to raise funds for Hospice

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A local committee, based at Tierney’s Foxhall, will host a major fund-raising effort in aid of Galway and Mayo Hospice Services culminating in an Easter weekend packed with events. Over the last few weeks the dedicated volunteers of the committee have been selling tickets and raising sponsorship.

Summer dancing with John Hogan, the Offaly Rover

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Described as the small band with the big sound John Hogan and his band are back at the Royal Theatre on Saturday June 2 for a night of summer dancing. Hogan and his band are long established as one of Ireland’s top party bands. Over the years they have played many functions, street festivals, dance halls, and concert theatres.

Carmel Sheerin to launch new album next week

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Carmel Sheerin is set to launch her duets album on Monday October 3 at The Loft, Cooney’s Hotel, Ballymahon, Co Longford.

Carmel Sheerin set to release duets album

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Carmel Sheerin is set to launch her duets album on Monday August 22 at the Bridge House, Tullamore.

A night with The Legends comes to Athlone

It has been billed as a night not to be missed and the line-up is very special with the show featuring some of the biggest names from the Irish music industry over the last 40 years.

Fisherman charged with stabbing warned to stop ‘codding the court’

A Connemara fisherman charged with stabbing a man during a drunken scuffle over two years ago was warned by a circuit court judge to stop “codding the court” and to take his alcohol difficulties seriously in order to avoid a jail sentence.

Galway journalist’s best seller on legend to feature on Nationwide

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A successful biography of country music legend Larry Cunningham, penned by Galway journalist Tom Gilmore, will form the centrepiece of a Nationwide special on RTE 1, next Wednesday, March 24.

Suspended sentence for man who ‘bottled’ doorman

A Shantalla man who smashed a bottle across the back of a doorman’s head after consuming a cocktail of drink and drugs, has been given a suspended 18-month sentence by a Circuit Court judge.  

St Nicholas’ Parochial School, a brief history

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The Church of Ireland school of the Galway parish of St Nicholas opened its doors on July 12 1926, next door to the Town Hall and opposite the Courthouse. This marked a new departure for the primary education of Protestant children in Galway but it also marked the end of a long and sometimes acrimonious struggle for multi-denominational primary education in Galway.

‘73 tractor still does the job

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It must surely be a record that a new tractor purchased in 1973 has worked every year since, has the original tyres, and never got a puncture even once in all of 35 years. Martin Kelly of Ballinacor, Newbridge, purchased his first and only tractor, a Zetor, from Brogan’s of Ballymoe in the spring of 1973. He has used the tractor to cut hay, bring home turf, spread fertiliser, and do a hundred other jobs over this long period of time and while the tyres are “bald enough,” as Martin put it, he never had to remove a tyre since the day he got it. Martin intends to have his tractor on show at the vintage rally in Mountbellew, which will take place this Saturday and Sunday.

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