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Joyce, Mackie, and Lougheed auctioneers is holding a public auction at 3pm on Friday July 11 in the Westwood Hotel, Galway.
The first annual Corribdale Duathlon will take place on Saturday in Oughterard Co Galway.
Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT) this year awarded scholarships worth €67,000 to some 21 first year students in the college.
A Co Galway nursing home hit the headlines this week after a Health Information and Quality Authority report revealed how inspectors had serious concerns for the care and welfare of residents, however the family of two residents have defended the level of care provided.
Television actress and stand-up comedian Sonya Kelly (a regular on RTÉ’s “Savage Eye”) delivers a hilarious and poignant one-woman show, Wheelchair On My Face at the Linenhall Arts Centre in Castlebar on Wednesday April 18 at 8pm.
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.
Ireland’s economic difficulties paled into insignificance as members of the Westport/Aror (Kenya) Partnership travelled through the Mukuru slum of Nairobi recently. The team from Westport (Michael O’Donnell, Gertie Foley, Margaret Joyce and Barbara Rabbett) were on their way to visit a dispensary, run by the Medical Missionaries of Mary, to see how funds sent from Westport had been put to use by the Sisters. As they made their way slowly through the slum towards the dispensary, they were overwhelmed by the sights and putrid smells of poverty, misery, and filth that surrounded them. It was hard to endure, even for a short time. And yet, these are the living conditions of almost two million people in Nairobi.
Gerry Galvin was born in Drumcollogher, Co Limerick in 1942 and now lives in Oughterard, Co Galway. He is a chef and former restauranteur at the renowned Drimcong restaurant, and is the author of two cookbooks, The Drimcong Food Affair and Everyday Gourmet. He is a columnist for Organic Matters magazine. His poetry and short stories have been published widely in newspapers and magazines in both the UK and Ireland. This poem is from his latest collection No Recipe (Doíre Press, €12).
If you are looking for something better then just another coach potato Sunday, then get the walking boots on and get out there for National Trails Day.
A grandmother who defrauded her lover’s company of €77,000 after she was appointed as financial controller has been given a suspended sentence at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court.