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Craig Davidson - bare knuckle tales of a Canadian writer

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BARE KNUCKLE boxing and dog fighting in small Canadian cities; the activities are cruel, often barbaric, but the people taking part in them have their reasons, however misguided, however tragic. It’s just not black and white.

Canadian marching band visit to boost town’s international profile

A party of 190 visitors is to descend on Athlone next week as the local Ravens Marching Showband plays host to a prestigious Canadian marching band.

Canadian marching band visit to boost town’s international profile

A party of 190 visitors is to descend on Athlone next week as the local Ravens Marching Showband plays host to a prestigious Canadian marching band.

It’s a long way from Sickeen to Sicily

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About 1,600 miles as the crow flies. A young Galwegian found himself there in the stinking heat of July 1943. He would swap the Dyke Road for the Sunken Road, or the Sandy River for the Simeto River. For sure he would rather have been somewhere else, kicking ball in the Plots, up the Dyke Road, or swimming down at the Waterside, maybe even venturing to Cooper’s Cave... turning up in St Brendan’s with no homework done was a walk in the park compared to this.

Author Sebastian Barry among those to receive honorary degrees from NUI Galway

Top Irish author Sebastian Barry will receive an honorary degree from NUI Galway next month, the university has announced.

NAMA secures permission to move against Grehan brothers

THE National Assets Management Agency has secured court orders enabling it to move against UK assets of Galway-native developer brothers Raymond and Daniel Grehan as part of its efforts to recover unpaid loans of more than €300 million.

NUI Galway awards new sports scholarships

Thirty-two students have been awarded sports scholarships at NUI Galway this week, bringing the total number of students receiving sports scholarships at the university to 60.

The man who sank the SS Athenia

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While Galway was caring for some of the survivors of the SS Athenia, torpedoed off the Donegal coast on September 3 1939, America, Britain and Canada unleashed a vitriolic attack on Germany for sinking a passenger ship. Included among her 1,418 passengers and crew were more than 300 Americans. A total of 117 people were killed, some unfortunately as they were being lifted from the sea by the rescue boats including the Knute Nelson (which had brought 430 survivors into Galway), and three British warships, the HMS Electra, HMS Fame and the HMS Escort, which had rushed to the scene. Among the dead were 28 American citizens.

Emma Donoghue - Room author talks books, frog catchers, and film

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AMONG THE many illustrious visitors to this year’s Galway Arts Festival is writer Emma Donoghue, author of the international best-seller and multi-award winning novel, Room.

College sports winners

NUI Galway men’s basketball and senior rowing teams have jointly won the college’s team of the year award for 2011.

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