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White Star chairman J Bruce Ismay finds peace in the west

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On that terrible cold night of April 14 1912, in the North Atlantic, the Titanic was sinking head first into a freezing, calm sea. It had struck an iceberg 400 miles south of the Grand Banks of Newfoundland. And was fatally wounded. The incessant bip bip bip SOS call for help from the wireless telegraphist Jack Phillips and his assistant Harold Bride was interspersed with more dramatic calls for help: “We are putting passengers off in small boats. Women and children in boats, cannot last much longer”.

Monsieur Durcan, poète, Je te salue

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READING HIS new collection, Praise In Which I Live And Move And Have My Being, the image of Paul Durcan that emerges is of a shadowy figure in a great cloak moving imperceptibly in and out of the cracks, crannies, and crevices of the human experience.

The Gaels are coming - The Galway Sessions 2011

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THE MUSIC of Ireland, Scotland, and Canada will resound throughout Galway from Sunday June 12 to Sunday 19 during The Galway Sessions, the city’s annual celebration of traditional music.

Lahardane bell tolling in memory of Titanic sinking

Ninety-nine years ago this weekend, 14 young emigrants from a tiny Mayo village under Nephin mountain bid their families and friends a bittersweet farewell. They were off to America, but first they had to walk the 12 miles over the Windy Gap, from Lahardane to Castlebar, before catching the first of many trains in order to reach Cobh.

GMIT to link up with Marine Institute to further develop marine research

Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology is to join forces with the Marine Institute to further develop marine research capabilities, undergraduate and postgraduate marine science programmes and, staff training and development initiatives at the two organisations.

Canadian author to speak at Charlie Byrne’s

THE CANADIAN author and actor Joel Hynes will be in Charlie Byrne’s Bookshop on Wednesday October 27 at 6pm to talk about and sign copies of his novel Down To The Dirt.

New hospital consultants for Ballinasloe

Two new consultants have joined the team at Portiuncula Hospital, Ballinasloe. Dr Niall Gough is a consultant radiologist while Mr Brendan Harding is a general surgeon with a special interest in gastrointestinal surgery.

Galway in mourning for air crash victims

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Fifty years ago today, a Dutch KLM Super-Constellation airliner named Hugo De Groot crashed into the Atlantic, about 100 miles off the Conamara coast, with the loss of 99 lives. The plane was en route from Amsterdam via Shannon with eight crewmen and 91 passengers. Nobody survived. It was the worst disaster involving a single plane in the history of commercial aviation up to that point.

Caruso to play Passionfruit

Dublin-based band Caruso take to the stage in Athlone’s intimate Passionfruit Theatre next Friday January 23.

Preachers, pioneers, cowboys, and The Agnostic Mountain Gospel Choir

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THEIR NAME was inspired by an eccentric preacher from Kansas, they play music brought by the Scots and the Irish to the Southern US states, but their view of the world is shaped by the pioneer spirit of the true melting pot of North America - Canada.

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