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Mayo Rose clocks up 65,000 miles

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Maria Walsh, the Rose of Tralee from Shrule, has travelled more than 65,000 miles (more than the earth’s circumference!) since being crowned in the Dome in Tralee last August.

Mayo's Rose Maria clocks up 65,000 miles

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Maria Walsh, the Rose of Tralee from Shrule, has travelled over 65,000 miles (more than the earth’s circumference!) since being crowned in the Dome in Tralee last August.

James Hack Tuke and his plan to assist emigration from west of Ireland

The agricultural crisis of 1879, and growing civic unrest, prompted the Society of Friends in England to send James Hack Tuke to the west to inquire into conditions and to distribute relief. Tuke, the son of a well-to-do tea and coffee merchant family in York, England, published his observations in Irish Distress and its Remedies: A visit to Donegal and Connaught in the spring of 1880. In clear-cut language he highlighted the widespread distress and destitution at a time when the British government questioned the extent of the crisis.

Jackula comes to the Dean Crowe during Hallowe’en mid-term break

Kids spend weeks thinking about, and then making, Hallowe’en costumes, but then the fun is over in a day. Well, dress the kids up and get ready for more fun as the hilarious Hallowe’en show Jackula is coming to Athlone

Jackula comes to Athlone this Hallowe’en

Kids spend weeks thinking about, and then making, Hallowe’en costumes, but then the fun is over in a day. Well, dress the kids up and get ready for more fun as the hilarious Hallowe’en show Jackula is coming to Athlone

A lovely night for the songs of Mario Lanza

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“MARIO LANZA’S passion and the way his voice sounds are what made me sing opera. I actually owe my love for opera to a kid from Philadelphia.”

Mayo’s football hopes excite Maria more than gay debate

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Rose of Tralee Maria Walsh, from Shrule, has welcomed the positive feedback and commentary in the media after she revealed she has been openly gay for the past two years.

Shrule’s Maria Walsh bloomed brightly in the Dome to win Rose of Tralee crown

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Life has taken a massive and unexpected - but hugely exciting - turn for Shrule’s Maria Walsh, after she was crowned the Rose of Tralee in the famous Dome on Tuesday night.

Emigrant tales in Cathal Leonard’s Forgotten Me

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The milieu of the London Irish and changing face of the emigrant experience form the backdrop to Forgotten Me, a new play by Cathal Leonard which runs at the Town Hall studio next week.

New book celebrates the history and genealogy of Partry

The village of Partry is the setting of a story which spawns a thousand tales of descendants and diaspora; each with his or her very own destiny, life path and family tree. This rich historical and genealogical study of more than 200 families is brought to life in more than 500 pages and 20 chapters by Peter Hennelly McLoughlin. The book, Partry People of Co Mayo Family Histories 1856 and Beyond is a comprehensive historical record of the people of Partry, Parish of Ballyovey, and will be officially launched in Partry on August 29.

 

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