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Charlestown 10k takes to the roads next week

The Charlestown 10k will be the fourth race in Mayo AC C&C Cellular 2013 Road League. It takes place at 5pm on Saturday September 7 and will be the first big race of the month in the west. Charlestown is an excellent location on the N5/N17 and easily accessible from all points in the province. The organisers are hoping for a big turnout and their local hero David Tiernan, who runs with Mayo AC, will be heading the challenge. All are welcome to join and run, jog, or walk.

Mullingar couple are appointed to different school boards

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A Mullingar husband and wife team have attained the rare achievement of getting elected to the boards of management at two different schools in the town.

Last chance to vote for Athlone doodle

There is still time to vote for an Athlone student’s doodle to win this year’s Doodle 4 Google competition.

Westport school board outraged at virtual exclusion from Government survey

The board of management of one primary school in Westport town has expressed its outrage at virtual exclusion from the current national survey of primary schools. Holy Trinity School is referred to by the unrecognisable title of “WESTPORT 2 NS, Newtown” causing confusion to parents completing the survey. Parents cannot even identify the school by “Newport Road” – instead of a road name, the address is given as “Newtown”.

Five hundred students due to arrive by sea at dawn tomorrow

More than 500 students, faculty, and staff of Semester at Sea® (SAS), the nation’s premier shipboard programme for study abroad, will arrive in Galway at 8:00 am on 31 August for a one day exploration of Galway before also docking in Dublin. Ireland is the first country on the academic voyage itinerary. Sarah Cosgrove, a student from the National University of Ireland (NUI) Galway joined the shipboard community in Halifax where embarkation took place on 23 August. All participants are traveling aboard the MV Explorer, a state-of-the-art passenger ship that Semester at Sea has outfitted as a traveling university.

The man who said ‘Good day’ to Harvard

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The south Bostonian, James Brendan Connolly, was once described by Joseph Conrad as the ‘best sea-story writer in America’. He wrote 19 novels and short stories about ships and sailors at sea, the US navy, submarine patrols in World War I, and the heroic struggles of the Gloucester fishermen on the treacherous Grand Bank and Nova Scotia regions hunting for cod and halibut.

Skratch Bastid to DJ @ Róisín Dubh

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SKRATCH BASTID, one of Canada’s most in-demand DJs and respected producers, will be spinning the decks at the Róisín Dubh this Saturday.

'Forgotten Objects' Primary School Competition 2012

The winners of the National Museum of Ireland – Country Life 'Forgotten Objects' Primary School Competition 2012 have been announced.

School exhibition in Westport and Barnacogue

Mayo County Council has announced that Gaelscoil na Cruaiche in Westport and St James’s NS, Barnacogue, is participating in the School Exhibition Loan Scheme and will be hosting exhibitions from Mayo County Council’s art collection. The specially collated exhibitions will be on show at the schools until the end of term.

Galway Peace Proms take place next month

THE GALWAY Peace Proms, featuring the Cross Border Orchestra of Ireland and more than 1,800 primary school children from county Galway, take place next month.


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