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Ronan Scully sets off on his Irish Camino

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Renowned charity fundraiser Ronan Scully will put his best foot forward along with family, friends, and colleagues as he celebrates his 50th birthday next week by walking across Ireland for charity. He will also be joined and supported/sponsored by Paul Galvin and his staff from Galvin’s Menswear shop in Tullamore, Co Offaly; Richard Donovan of the North Pole Marathon and Global Running Adventures, based in Galway; and Eamon Victory of Centra Shop, Dunleer, Co Louth.

‘Man with world’s best job’ to address Galway Walking Club event

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A man who spends his life wandering among the most beautiful peaks and mountains in the world will next week address a special event to be held in the city by Galway Walking Club.

New destinations and deals for 2017

The following is a selection of the best offers available this week from the Irish Travel Agents Association.

Yoga classes in Mayo for Nepal one year on

Yoga centres and teachers across Ireland will be donating the proceeds of their classes to ActionAid’s ongoing work in Nepal this June. Two yoga studios in Mayo will be taking part: Bonco Wellness will be running a yoga class on Saturday, June 18 from 10am to 11.30am.  Yoga teacher Aideen Ryan will also be running a class during the month of June, with the location and date yet to be confirmed.  For more information visit www.actionaid.ie/yoga-day. 

Climb highest mountain in the west and help save lives

Novice mountain climbers are urged to unleash their inner Bear Grylls and trek Mayo’s and Connacht’s highest peak to raise life-saving funds for people living in extreme poverty. Concern Worldwide, Ireland’s largest humanitarian aid agency helping people in countries like Syria and South Sudan, is urging people of all fitness levels and abilities to take on the 814 metre high Mweelrea. The climb is part of an annual mountain challenge called Climb4Concern, which sees adventurers climb some of the highest mountains in Ireland and the UK.

NUI Galway scientists make advances in battle against black fever

Scientists from NUI Galway and the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute in the UK have shown how the parasite responsible for the neglected tropical disease black fever (visceral leishmaniasis) can become resistant to drug treatment, in a paper published today in the life sciences and biomedicine journal eLife.

UHG staff help Nepalese quake victims

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A Galway woman who spearheaded a fundraising drive for the victims of the earthquakes in Nepal visited the country recently to distribute aid.

From the top of the world — experienced Nepalese mountaineers

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Two of the world’s best known mountaineers are visiting Galway this week. Guinness World Record holders, brothers Mingma and Pasang Sherpa, have between them climbed Mount Everest a total of 28 times, while Mingma Sherpa was the first Nepalise man to reach the summit of K2. The Sherpas hail from a renowned climbing family which consists of seven brothers who have climbed Everest a combined total of 54 times

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