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Why Not? film festival - Let the adventure begin!

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GET READY to sail to the Arctic, stand atop rugged mountainous peaks and descend with adventurers deep in the heart of vast canyons, when the Why Not? Adventure Film Festival comes to Galway.

Six friends, two Micras, one Mongol Rally

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In an event officially launched this week by Galway City Mayor, Padraig Conneely, six local men are driving their two little Nissan Micras from Galway to Mongolia in July to participate in the Mongol Rally 2014 in aid of the Cystic Fibrosis Galway Hospital Project.

Tug-of-war fans descend on Breaffy

Up to 1,000 tug-of-war competitors and their fans are in Breaffy Sports Arena this weekend for the world indoor championships.

Hundreds of tug-of-war champs and fans from around the world for Mayo event

Some 800 tug-of-war champions and their supporters from 16 countries around the world are descending on Breaffy in February, bringing a unique event and an economic boost to the locality.

‘You become more human through failure’

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Michael Harding is one of our best-known writers; author of 15 plays, three novels, and a regular column for The Irish Times. He has won a number of awards for his work, both as a writer and as an actor. His most recent book is Staring at Lakes, an unflinchingly candid account of a prolonged period of debilitating physical illness and depression which afflicted him in the winter of 2010 and well into the following year. But the book is not just a memoir of this illness; Harding writes with humour and honesty of his entire life’s path; his time as a priest, his marriage to sculptor Cathy Carman, remarkable encounters with Buddhist monks and ordinary Irish country-people, his inner restlessness, and his eventual finding of peace through acceptance of love and the importance of now.

Dethroned Miss Ireland says it was suggested to her to say she was younger

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Only a few days after being stripped of the Miss Ireland title, Máire Hughes has spoken out about the circumstances that led to her crown being unceremoniously taken away maintaining that at all times she acted in accordance with the advice given by representatives of the competition.

Athlone man to drive to Far East for charity

A Kiltoom man is to take part in the adventure of a lifetime by driving an ambulance 16,000 kms (10,000 miles) from London to Mongolia next month before leaving it with a local charity.

G4 Challenge adventure vehicles take to Irish roads

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The ultimate adventure vehicles, which will take part in the world’s most gruelling driving and adventure competition, the Land Rover G4 Challenge, are travelling around Ireland this week as part of a major recruitment drive to find the country’s top adventure enthusiasts.

Thomas titillates with new title

TV presenter Kathryn Thomas, the Blackbog Road native, has had some awfully big adventures.

Four Mayo men compete in Land Rover G4 Challenge

Peter Jordan from Castlebar, Cormac MacDonnell, Ronan Ryan and Patrick O’Hora, all from Ballina, have been selected to compete in the national selections of the Land Rover G4 Challenge, one of the world’s most gruelling 4x4 driving and adventure events. The national selections are taking place on Sunday November 30 and Monday December 1 at Eastnor Castle, Ledbury in the UK.

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