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The Sanctuary to mark world mental health day with programme of self-care practice

The Sanctuary is marking World Mental Health Day on October 10 with an entire month of self-care meditation practice.

The American Civil War helped the Irish find acceptence

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When Charles Dickens first visited the United States in January 1842, the popularity of his books was such that he was mobbed by adoring crowds, feted and dined as the major celebrity that he undoubtedly was, and was guest of honour at a famous Valentine’s Ball in New York attended by 3,000 of the city’s great and good.

Tributes paid to Annaghdown man after fatal Cornamona accident

The Annaghdown community is in shock this week after the death of a popular local man in a traffic collision in Cornamona last weekend.

The big fire, August 1971

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Monday morning, August 16, 1971 (50 years ago next Monday), started off in a normal way in Galway but that quickly changed very dramatically. A fire was discovered shortly before 11.30am in McDonough’s Yard on Merchants Road. It was spotted by a lady standing across the street at the Tourist Office and she alerted the fire brigade. At the time, there were only about four full-time firefighters in the station but they responded very quickly.

Joyous scenes as Moycullen man is ordained at Galway Cathedral

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On a day when Moycullen celebrated the arrival of its Olympic medal into the parish, it had a second joyous event when local man John Gerard Action was ordaind a priest at Galway Cathedral.

Anna Spearman exhibition now open at Roscommon Arts Centre

An exhibition by artist Anna Spearman entitled 'LOOSE PARTS' is now open in Roscommon Arts Centre’s Gallery Space until July 30.

Appeal for priests for Croagh Patrick Pilgrimage season

The Annual National Pilgrimage to Croagh Patrick or ‘Reek Sunday’ has been extended to incorporate the whole month of July. Those who wish to fulfil the ‘Reek Sunday’ obligations can do so from Wednesday to Saturday each week during July.

Elizabeth Reapy announced as council writer in residence

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Mayo Arts Service has announced Elizabeth Reapy as Mayo County Council Writer in Residence, and the availability of upcoming opportunities with Elizabeth.

Lectures during lockdown — student looks back on year with Whatsapp classmates

College life without meeting classmates, playing sport, or the social interactions that come as a rite of passage have been mentioned as the more obvious side effects of a year of studying virtually. But it has its pros and cons, according to one NUI Galway journalism student gave her view on what life was like while studying for post graduate studies.

Roscommon Arts Centre celebrates family themed Cruinniú na nÓg

This year’s Cruinniú na nÓg, a day of free creativity for children and young people, takes place on Saturday, June 12, and Roscommon Arts Centre have two wonderful free family friendly events taking place on the day which can be accessed online at www.roscommonartscentre.ie

 

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