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News in Brief - Around the county

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Take a quick tour though what's been going on around Mayo in our News in Breif section. 

Sullivan focusing on the future

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There is plenty to be excited about in Mayo Ladies football circles as the 2021 season approaches and one of the county’s longest serving players, Kathryn Sullivan, says she is determined to help her team reach the next level.

New Route with a twist from Galway City to Inis Mór this summer

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Exciting new ferry route with a twist or should we say detour to be launched by Aran Island Ferries this summer. The route setting sail from the Docks in Galway city to Inis Mór will enable locals to explore their own county and perhaps even others in a different way.

Westmeath Movathon Lake County challenge proving participant popular

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Two weeks are now completed in the Westmeath Movathon Lake County Challenge and while the weather did not show any favours to those who were walking, running or cycling in recent times, there was still a steady stream of people participating and making the important donations that will help to finance the preparation of the Westmeath hurling, gaelic football, camogie and ladies gaelic football teams and part fund the upgrading of TEG Cusack Park.

Séamus Ó Beirn made his difference as a doctor

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The praise lavished on Dr Séamus Ó Beirn by the Tuam Herald (February 22 1908), for his lectures and lantern slides on the scourge of tuberculosis in Connemara, was justified. The journalist said he is ‘a plain dispensary doctor whose soul is aflame with Christian charity, and the love of his native tongue’.

Danno, the quintessential Galwegian

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He was one of those people who was known to all by just the one name, Danno, and that was not even his actual name. He was born Francis Brendan Heaslip in Knocknacarra in 1938. Because he looked very like a boxing champion of the times, Danno O’Mahoney, he was given the nickname and it stuck. He was one of six siblings born to Joe Heaslip from Cork and Maureen O’Donoghue from Tuam; Minnie, Jimmy, Michael, Danno, Helen, and Phil. They lived in Lenaboy Gardens in Salthill,.

'If one policeman is shot here up goes the town'

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By early 1921 Britain’s war in Ireland was not just a moral issue, but a financial one. The sheer expense of solving 'The Irish Question', considering financial reparation for the loss of civilian life and destruction of private property, along with the price tag of the Crown Forces’ operations in Ireland, was staggering.

Danno Heaslip - a man who left nothing on the pitch

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Linley MacKenzie

 

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