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Mike McCormack inducted into Hennessy Literary Awards Hall of Fame

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GALWAY BASED writer Mike McCormack, author of the award winning, and critically acclaimed novel, Solar Bones, has been inducted into the Hennessy Literary Awards Hall of Fame.

Snow covered Salthill

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This wintry photograph of part of Salthill was probably taken during the war as there are no vehicle tracks in the snow, indeed there are no vehicles to be seen. The shop on the right was built by a Miss Burke who came here from Castlerea in 1935. It was a grocery and sweet shop with advertisements on the wall outside for plug tobacco.

The Successful TD takes to the stage in Westport

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Following a sell out performance last year in Westport Town Hall with The Matchmaker, John Kenny and Mary McEvoy will make a return visit to Westport on Friday, June 9, with their latest production The Successful TD by John B Keane. This production is making waves on the national theatre circuit playing to packed houses around the country to rave reviews.

Tull MacAdoo needs your vote to be The Successful TD

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VOTE FOR Tull MacAdoo and he will look after you. A vote for Tull is a seat for yourself. He fought in the 1916 Rising, brought 200 jobs to the region, and has arranged television licenses and free electricity grants for “constituents in need”.

More than eighty Galway girls emigrated on the ‘Earl Grey Scheme’

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Between 1848 and 1850 more than 4,000 adolescent female orphans emigrated from Irish workhouses to the Australian colonies arriving in Sydney, Melbourne, and Adelaide. Their emigration become known as the ‘Earl Grey Scheme’ after its principle architect, Earl Grey, Secretary of State for the Colonies at the time of the Great Famine, suggested the move, and organised its operation.

 

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