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Emma takes on 100km challenge for Childline

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Events co-ordinator Emma McNulty from Swinford, is making a difference for children and young people across Ireland this summer by taking on a 100km challenge for ISPCC Childline.

Family reunion gives just cause for joy as school return of vital importance

I hope you all, women and men, are feeling better after the opening of the hairdressing salons and the barber shops.

What Do You Mean You Haven't Read?

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Jenny Farrell

Poems for the Lockdown - romance in a Galway bookshop

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THE FINAL of my nine Poems For The Lockdown is from my third poetry collection, Frightening New Furniture, which was published by Salmon Poetry in 2010. It was inspired by an interaction I observed in a famous Galway bookshop. Any resemblance to Charlie Byrne’s is entirely deliberate.

Thoor Ballylee blooms again to celebrate WB Yeats’s birthday this weekend

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Every year a Poet’s Picnic is held in celebration of the birthday of WB Yeats. This year is no exception. On afternoon of Saturday 13 June between 2 and 3 pm, live from the poet’s tower in Galway, there will be livestreaming event of poetry, music, and memories for Yeats’s 155th birthday. This is the first in a series of events held all summer long at Thoor Ballylee, as the tower opens virtually and for outdoor visitors in compliance with Covid 19 restrictions.

‘It is not our mistress we have lost, but our mother.’

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When Mitchell Henry entered Westminster parliament in 1871 he went with hope in his heart and a mission to tell the British people the circumstances of the Irish tenant farmer. He reminds me of the Frank Cappa film Mr Smith Goes to Washington where a naive, idealistic young man has plans to change America.* Mitchell Henry, a liberal, kindly man, had however, walked into a political cauldron, waiting to explode.

Colourtrend’s shades of sunshine will enhance your summer state of mind

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Spring is in the air and summer is around the corner, so it’s time to embrace warmer weather and vibrant hues.

Melville FC ensure green shoots continue to sprout in Sarsfield Park

 

Normal people disgusted at the Abbey Theatre’s Playboy.

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Famously WB Yeats was giving a lecture in Aberdeen on Saturday evening January 26 1907, the opening night of the Playboy of the Western World at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin. Just before his lecture started he received a telegraph from Lady Gregory to say the first act was well received.

O'Hara calls for legislation to protect those working from home

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Working from home brings many economic and environmental benefits, but also raises issues of data protection, workers footing the bill for electronic and communications equipment, and continued poor broadband coverage.

 

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