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Prepare to be lassoed by the narrative of The Mid-Knight Cowboy

A one-man theatrical piece gallops into the Mullingar Arts Centre on July 6. Actor Pius McGrath tells of the journey one young man takes to find his place through his vicarious lifestyle and sexual exploits.

GSPCA launches investigation after botched backstreet tail docking

The GSPCA is appealing for information following the discovery of a badly injured pup in Portumna at the weekend. The dog, which is about 12 weeks old, had been subjected to a botched attempt to dock its tail and was found wandering the streets in pain and distress.

Galway abattoir

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In the early days, farmers killed their own livestock, and in urban areas the killing was done by butchers. These victuallers would hang raw carcasses of meat outside their shops to show how fresh they were and to attract customers. It was only when the city fathers built an abattoir at the junction of Newtownsmyth and Bowling Green that slaughtering became subject to veterinary inspection and control in Galway. Our photograph was taken in 1966 and shows sheep awaiting their turn to enter the slaughterhouse through the grill gateway. They had already been in the yard for five days. The yard was connected to the abattoir buildings.

From Rosmuc to London — how the Connemara ponies made their debut 100 years ago

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In 1912, Michael O’ Malley brought his two ponies, Irish Dragoon and Eileen Alannah to Olympia in London. He did this in order to highlight the plight and potential of his beloved Connemaras. This was the first time that Connemaras were seen on the international stage . After another 11 years of Michael's passionate prompting and letter writing, it eventually led to the foundation in December 1923, of the Connemara Pony Breeders’ Society.

Goresbridge horse sale a huge success

THE Goresbridge ‘Go for Gold’ event horse sale took place in Gorey, Co Wexford on Thursday night last and was a huge success, with 36 of the lots on offer selling for an average price of €17,603.

IFA encourages farmers to sell through the marts

IFA national livestock committee chairman Michael Doran said to ensure security of payment and the most competitive prices, livestock farmers should sell livestock through their local mart.

Galway farmer to join cream of the crop in national competition

A Galway farmer has been nominated to take part in this year’s National Dairy Council Quality Milk Awards competing against 17 other dairy farmers from around the country to bring home the ‘Sam Maguire of Farming’.

Fair Days (Part One)

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The money collected at the tolling booth on fair days in Callan in the first half of the twentieth century went towards funding the many important services administered by the Town Commissioners.

Glendeer Pet Farm reopens for St Patrick’s Day

It’s that time of year again, the grass is growing, the lambs are plentiful in the fields, the flowers are beginning to bloom, and all this could only mean one thing; Glendeer Pet Farm is about to reopen for 2011.

Counting Sheep with Dieter Auner

AMONG THE notable films featured in next week’s Galway Film Fleadh is Counting Sheep, a new feature-length documentary by Galway-based Romanian film-maker Dieter Auner.


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