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Housekeeping tips for autumn

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With October now a week old and the weather deteriorating, it is likely we will be spending more time indoors at home. To make home a more alluring prospect here at the advertiser.ie we have a few tips.

‘Laughter and fun never deserted them’.

Early on Easter Monday morning, April 24 1916, the Galway Volunteers sprang into action. It was a chaotic beginning to the rebellion which hoped to see a nation-wide rising of fully armed and committed men and women seizing control of the country. We know, however, the capture of the ship Aud, with its weapons, explosives and ammunition, off the Kerry coast on Good Friday, prompted the Dublin leadership to cancel the Rising. The order was ignored by Padraic Pearse and others, who had the benefit of arms imported into Howth two years previously. They took over key positions throughout Dublin city, which they held for six days.

Volunteer ethos to the fore as Rosemount community initiatives unveiled

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Following numerous months of cohesive planning and a working spirit of unity, it proved a landmark community occasion in the village of Rosemount on Saturday as two social initiatives were formally unveiled.

‘CNM’s holistic ethos and hands-on approach appealed to me’

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After a career in banking I decided to follow my passion helping people support their bodies and avoid potential health problems.

Zorro - the Irishman behind the myth

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THE FICTIONAL hero Zorro was very likely inspired by the real life exploits and adventures of 17th century Wexford naive William Lamport who tried to foment rebellion in Mexico against the Spanish crown.

An onsite exhibition at Thoor Ballylee

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YEATS' TOWER at Thoor Ballylee, near Gort, is the setting for an exhibition and literary event, The Roots Of Your Refuge, where eight Galway poets, writers, and visual artists explore the theme of sanctuary.

Margaret Atwood at The Eye cinema

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TO MARK the publication of The Testaments, Margaret Atwood’s highly anticipated sequel to her seminal work, The Handmaid’s Tale, the Eye will screen a public interview with the great Canadian author.

From Millar to Mars to Susan

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IN HER new collection Naked - New & Selected Poems, Galway writer Susan Millar DuMars presents a poetic landscape as cosmic as it is intimately personal, satiric, and fascinating.

Hush - women in solitude

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HUSH, A new collection of portrait paintings of women in solitude, by the Galway artist Aine Doherty, opens this Saturday at 5pm in The Secret Garden cafe, William Street West.

A concert in Thoor Ballylee

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ORANMORE SOPRANO, Helen Hancock will give a concert, entitled The Art of Song, in the Yeats Tower of Thoor Ballylee on Saturday August 24 at 8pm as part of Heritage Week.

 

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