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Racing the Union’s blockade of Confederate ports

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The American Civil War (1861-1865) offered rich pickings to qualified seamen and shipowners looking for quick profits. The Union blockade of southern ports was beginning to have an effect on Confederate trade. But any ship which steamed safely through the blockade could command high prices for its cargo. On the homeward journey, if you were lucky, large profits could be made on a cargo of cotton which was in big demand in Britain.

The Senior football quarter-final championship draw and relegation draw was made on Sunday evening and it throws ups some exciting games with Corofin and Tuam Stars a game to look forward to. Senior

Keith Fallon of GCH and Damien O'Boyle of Craughwell AC are commencing athletics scholarships in the USA this month.

Athenry couturier’s latest collection inspired by nature

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An Athenry man, who worked for one of Princess Diana's favourite designers, has launched his latest collection.

The Olympics doesn’t fire the imagination anymore

We tend to look at Olympic Games through the glass prism of the rose-tinted glasses. I remember seeing my first colour TV while watching the athletics at the Munich Olympics. It was the era of the flares, the locks. It was a rare look at events that happened somewhere else across the world and we were watching it. Remember these were days not long after the wonderment of the moon landings. Our brains were sponges for saturation of colour, of exoticism. The only live events on television were All-Ireland semis and finals, the FA cup finals, the European Cup finals and the Eurovision.

Casual dining in The Clybaun

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This popular suburban hotel is a busy spot. You will find some tourists and those traveling for business, but it is a regular haunt for locals too. It boasts a fitness and leisure centre with a pool, steam room, and a large outdoor Jacuzzi. Whether staying for business or holidaying with the family, it ticks all the boxes. Equidistant from both Salthill and the city centre, it is a great location for visitors to explore Connemara and the west from, and there is ample parking for guests.

Death and carnage in France, Turkey, and the US

What an awful few days there has been again in this world in which we live.

Ballinrobe's Alan Murphy ready to tell his tale

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The anticipation for Ballinrobe native Alan Murphy’s first book Beyond The Spotlight is reaching fever pitch as he’s just shot the book cover in Hollywood, California. Alan, who is a popular presenter with Galway Bay FM, is gearing up for the nationwide release of his book this September. Beyond The Spotlight will explore the world of fame and celebrity and will feature interviews Alan has done with everyone from A-List superstars Charlize Theron and Martin Sheen to Mayo’s own Louis Walsh and Rory “Panti” O’Neill.

Pairing up - a new take on food combining at The Sheraton Athlone Hotel

The Sheraton Athlone Hotel has come up with a new take on food combining - without any of the restrictive principles and days of planning that came with Dr Hay’s original theory from the 1930s!

KeyWest to play Róisín Dubh

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FIVE TOP 10 hits, a No 1 album, and one of the most radio played independent bands in Ireland, KeyWest have come a long way since their days busking on the streets of Dublin and Galway.

Nora-Jane enjoying life in La La Land

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Galway born actress Nora-Jane Noone has been revelling in the success of Brooklyn since the film appeared on Irish screens last month. The movie has certainly lived up to its billing, after it caused quite a stir at its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival last January. A bidding war for distribution rights began and Fox Searchlight Pictures sealed the deal for $9 million which was one of the biggest money deals to ever emerge from the festival.

 

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