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MAYO Rose Hannah Ferguson is rallying her supporters to follow her to Portlaoise, for the Rose of Tralee Regional Festival from this weekend. It is a major tourism event on the Irish festivals calendar attracting 60 Roses, their families, friends, and festival-goers from Ireland and around the world.
Galway GOAL Mile organisers, including GOAL’s own Maura Lennon have been busy making calls, sending emails, and issuing general reminders to people throughout the county over the past week, urging them to get out and run, jog, or walk the popular annual event this Christmas, and raise as much money as possible for GOAL’s programmes for the poor.
Audiences are in for another cinematic treat on Tuesday October 1 as Athlone Film Club presents the intriguing, gritty, Australian film Blessed at 8pm in the Dean Crowe Theatre, Athlone.
By the time next week’s issue of the Mayo Advertiser hits the shelves, hopefully we'll be basking in the afterglow of a day to remember for many years ahead. Sunday's games have given the people of this great and proud county something to think about and concentrate on for the past few weeks. The All-Ireland has enabled us to forget about or worries for a few brief flickering weeks, as the hunt for tickets and the build-up of excitement about the games has taken hold and pushed our financial, social, and other concerns to a small corner of the mind. Not that they have gone away or been forgotten about at all, but it has given us something positive to concern ourselves with. It has also created a great sense of community spirit and kinship from the top of Bangor Erris to the bridge in Shrule as we have all rowed in behind James Horan and Enda Gilvarry and their two teams of heroes.
After securing a 2-2 draw on their debut in the Women’s National League, Galway now face their first away fixture against DLR Waves in Dublin.
Foot-stomping Australian folksters The Pierce Brothers come to Monroe’s Live this Saturday.
TRANSITIONS OF many kinds - be they in relationship status, becoming a mother, eras and generations, to the dizzying speed of digital and technological developments - are at the heart of a new poetry collection by Emily Cullen.
The first SVP Paddy Run charity event takes place at 10am on the morning of St Patrick’s Day, Sunday March 17, starting at the Regional Sports Centre, Athlone.
ONE OF the big hits of the last two Galway Comedy Festivals was the brilliant and uproarious Faulty Towers - The Dining Experience.
THE GREAT Tin Minchin has described fellow Aussie comic Benny Boot as “the real thing. Charming, disarming, and proper f**king funny”. Galway will see why soon.