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Local man bequeaths money for Oughterard concert

A special concert will take place in Oughterard as a result of a request in a local man’s will.

Poet leaves Enniscorthy to drive around America

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EAMONN WALL has, over the past two decades, written a body of work that has made him one of Ireland’s leading diaspora poets, though he is nothing like as famous as he should be.

Orion Walsh - songs of a Nebraskan wanderer

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NEBRASKA IS the state “where the west begins”, a region dominated by The Great Plains, and a place subject to thunderstorms and tornadoes.

Hundreds of volunteers honoured at County Mayor’s Awards

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More than 250 people from community and voluntary groups from all around County Galway were honoured at the County Mayors Awards Ceremony last weekin the Lough Rea Hotel and Spa. The awards recognise and celebrate community and voluntary activity around County Galway. Eleven awards were up for grabs after a public call for nominations was made back in September.

Bagenalstown man may never see settlement money

The Bagenalstown man and his wife who were awarded US$18m (€11.3m) in a punitive damages settlement in the US last month may never see the money.

Voting genetically – it’s in the blood after all

Why do we vote the way we do? Because we are stupid! That’s the verdict from Rick Shenkman who has written a book called Just how stupid are we – the truth about the American voter. The book concentrates on American politics and it does not just concentrate on George W Bush – the favourite bogey man for smart people. Rick Shenkman says that voters are voting in a stupid way always. People should weigh up all the issues and analyse policies and politicians, Shenkman says. Undoubtedly, this wise man would probably come to the same conclusion if he were writing about politics in Europe or Ireland. We would all be collectively stupid.

Bagenalstown man’s millions may never come

The Bagenalstown man and his wife who were awarded $18m (€11.3m) in a punitive damages settlement in the US this summer may now never see the money.

Cleere thinking

We're into April, we've survived the first quarter of 2009 and, for me, there's no ignoring the fact that it's exactly four weeks to the start of the Rhythm and Roots Festival.

Free handbook gives advice on caring for elderly at home

An organisation which provides care for older people in Galway has produced a handbook which provides advice on coping with issues which may arise for families caring for older parents at home.

 

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