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Rogers transformed into the ultimate Galwegian

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In January 1987 Derek Rogers moved from the capital to play for Galway United. Rogers has lived in the west of Ireland ever since, becoming more of a Galwegian than the locals themselves.

How to deal with the anxieties that September brings

Having spent much of our year in lockdown desperately looking forward to summer and the possibility of freedom, summer now seems all too short. Already we are facing the usual overwhelming sense of September, and everything that it includes.

Weigh to go — Maura’s Slimming World members reunite and lose 76.5 stone in six weeks

A weight has been lifted for slimmers from Galway, Clarinbridge, and Gort as they are an incredible 1,029lb lighter since returning to their real-life Slimming World groups in June.

All that is left is ruins and a photo album

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Whether it was to defuse the call for Home Rule, or whether Chief Secretary Arthur J Balfour was genuinely moved at the shameful poverty that existed among the western counties of Ireland, his ‘walkabout’ among the people was generally very well received.

Echoes of the American west as railroad gets under way

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Once the Galway-Clifden railway route was agreed, pressure came from the chief secretary’s office for the Midland Great Western Railway to commence work immediately, and that ‘every able bodied man in Connemara’ was to be offered a job building the railway.

A Whistlestop Tour Of Irish Sporting Highlights Coming Up In 2021

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With the winter months fading into obscurity, 2021 is now in full swing -- and that means the annual return of some of Ireland’s favourite sporting events. Accordingly, Irish teams and sports competitors -- not to mention, of course, the fans themselves -- are already gearing up for what might be an exciting year and, to mark the occasion, we will be taking a whistle stop tour of Irish sporting events coming up this year.

Sales of fruit and vegetables enjoy massive jump since new year

New sales data for the first quarter of 2021, published by leading Irish retail group BWG Foods, shows that Irish consumers have embraced a healthier New Year by consuming record levels of fruit and vegetables.

New year round services to Manchester and Edinburgh from Ireland West Airport

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Ireland West Airport has welcomed the announcement by Ryanair of two new services to Edinburgh and Manchester to commence in September 2021. Both services will initially operate twice weekly and operate on a year round basis.

Five habits to help you enjoy better health

Usually at this time of year many of us want to adopt new healthy habits, or stop unhealthy habits, and begin the new year with a general focus on upgrading ourselves. This year we start with an unprecedented challenge - to maintain our physical and mental health in the face of spiralling Covid cases.

February is of vital importance for wildlife

To support and encourage wildlife in the garden in February is of vital importance. It is important to keep bird feeders topped up and to leave out water and food for animals emerging from hibernation if you know you have such callers to your garden. Hedgehogs in particular benefit from this act of kindness. If you have nest boxes in your garden, now is a good time to give them a clean with boiling water before any bird comes to your garden seeking a new nesting place for their young.


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