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Club competitions spring into life

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The Presentation Sisters, 200 years in Galway

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In 1815, the warden of Galway Dr French went to Kilkenny to ask sisters of the Presentation Order to return with him to Galway to found a convent here. A Reverend Bartholomew Burke has left a fund of £4,800 for the purpose. Three sisters arrived here in October of that year. They moved into a house in Kirwan’s Lane temporarily, and from there to Eyre Square. On March 25th, 1819, they moved to a house in poor condition that had originally been built as a Charter School and which would become known as the Presentation Convent. The following year they opened their school adjacent to the convent.

‘It’s all about political corruption’

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THE FIRST ‘homegrown’ theatre highlight of the year is Theatrecorp’s staging of one of the greatest of all Jacobean tragedies - John Webster’s The Duchess of Malfi - in the Black Box Theatre on Tuesday February 3. First staged around 1614, it is a dark and bloody drama about class, corruption, power, intrigue, murder, and madness.

Winter leagues swing into life

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Hole-in-one for Sam Gillivan in Westport

There was plenty of golf action around the county last weekend, including a hole-in-one recorded by Sam Gillivan in Westport.

PASG’s Grease - the one that they want

THE WINTER chill might be starting to bite, but audiences can still enjoy ‘Summer Nights’ – and a slew of other pop classics - at the Town Hall Theatre next week when the Performing Arts School Galway stage Grease.

Theatre reviews: Galway Arts Festival

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The Adventures of Shay Mouse: Galway Youth Theatre and Galway Community Theatre, brings Pat McCabe’s early children’s novel to bustling stage life.

Westmeath pupils to feature in ecology calendar

A total of 17 Westmeath schoolchildren have won an ecology workshop for their schools after entering a poster competition held during February.

Olé Olé Olé Olé for Midlands Simon fundraiser

As Ireland gears up for Euro 2012 fever, the Midlands Simon Community is delighted to have received a generous donation to assist its fundraising efforts - in the guise of Republic of Ireland star Glenn Whelan’s jersey which he wore in the Republic of Ireland vs Russia Euro Qualifier match in October 2010. Glenn has also kindly autographed the jersey, which will be first prize in a raffle to be held in aid of Midlands Simon.

Get ‘fresh’ for Midlands Simon

Midlands Simon Community (MSC) is cooking up a storm with its latest fundraising idea. The Fresh Cook Book will showcase a wonderful selection of the finest recipes, which have been sponsored and provided by dining establishments across the region - incorporating the counties of Westmeath, Longford, Offaly, Laois, and South Roscommon.

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