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Corrib Travel top ten winter destinations

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Now that the children are back to school, it is time to start planning some winter sun holidays. The advice from Corrib Travel is, as always, book as soon as possible.

Revisiting Graceland with the London African Gospel Choir

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GALWAY GIG-goers are in for a real treat next week when the London African Gospel Choir brings its acclaimed staging of Paul Simon’s classic album Graceland to Leisureland, Salthill.

Better late than never, we’re heading to Africa to create a learning environment

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It has always been one of my great regrets that I never went to work as a teacher in South America or Africa or as we used to say when I was young “go on the missions”. So when the opportunity presented itself earlier this year I decided now is the time.

Novelist commits crime of knowing what he’s talking about

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THE PROBLEM some people have with Danny Morrison’s novels is that, throughout them, he commits the heinous crime of knowing what he’s talking about. Had he been a US soldier returned from Vietnam, Iraq, or Afghanistan, it would be perfectly acceptable for him to write about his war.

Mayor of Chicago to be conferred with Honorary Doctorate at NUIG

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An Honorary Doctorate will be conferred on Rahm Emanuel, the Mayor of Chicago and a former White House Chief of Staff in the Obama administration, at a ceremony in NUI Galway on Tuesday April 3.

Anti-apartheid striker to speak in Galway

STRIKING BACK - The Untold Story of an Anti-Apartheid Striker by Mary Manning, will be launched in Charlie Byrne’s Bookshop at 6.30pm this evening.

Corrib Travel’s top ten winter destinations

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If you are planning some winter sun holidays, the advice from Corrib Travel is, as always, book as soon as possible.

'Music that makes people feel stronger'

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BRIAN WILSON is not the only veteran of thrilling 1960s harmony-based singing coming to the Absolut Big Top in this year’s GIAF. Ladysmith Black Mambazo are flying in from Durban with their world-renowned celebratory sounds of South Africa.

When presidents were presidential

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History was indeed made on November 8 when Donald Trump was elected 45th president of the United States. I am not quite sure why history was made, a Republican beating a Democrat is not new, but it certainly feels like something immense has happened. Only something immense could sway the US electorate from voting to return a black Democrat in 2012, to voting four years later for a white billionaire Republican who holds overtly racist and misogynistic views. 

Our love and dependence on each other should inform our actions, says President Higgins in annual message

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Dear friends here in Ireland and around the world, As President of Ireland, Uachtarán na hÉireann, it is my pleasure to send you my warmest wishes for a peaceful, as well as a happy Christmas and New Year.

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