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Exhibition in Knock will look at mysterious Shroud of Turin

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A new exhibition on the Shroud of Turin, a relic that has fascinated theologians and academics for centuries, is to open in Knock Museum on April 1.

Harlem Gospel Choir to play Galway in November

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THE LEGENDARY Harlem Gospel Choir returns to Ireland in November for a nationwide tour which will take in Galway.

Fahy to champion flooding solutions

Independent county councillor Michael Fahy, a native of Ardrahan, is urging a permanent solution be found to flooding in County Galway.

Canonisation thanksgiving Mass at Ballybrit on Sunday

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The man described as the ‘most important person ever to visit Ballybrit Racecourse’ will be remembered with fondness there on Sunday at a special thanksgiving Mass at noon.

Che do bheatha Romero

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Insider has noted the reaction of people of the political persuasion of Declan Ganley to the idea of Galway erecting a monument (at no cost to the taxpayers) to Che Guevara and it prompted him to pen the following in response to Mr Ganley’s slurs that Guevara was a “mass murderer”, just to set it in context.

New dawn patriotism and one woman’s personal Jesus

AMERICA, WHERE Eamonn Wall has been resident since the early 1980s, is, as we know, a place where the Irish tend to become very Irish indeed.

Brave little Otto humbly meets his Maker

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I was very impressed at the dignity and solemnity at the funeral of Otto von Hapsburg who died aged 94 years on July 4. Twelve days later he was entombed in the Imperial crypt of St Stephen's Cathedral, Vienna, with some pomp and ceremony; but his actual ‘ Three Knock’ burial was simplicity itself.

A Christian heritage lost in ivy

Last Easter Sunday, I was privileged to attend a dawn Mass, near Cong, on the Lough Corrib shore. About 300 people stood close to a blazing fire, as daybreak slowly lifted the darkness revealing the wide expanse of water, its wooded islands, and in the distance, the mountains of the Maam valley. It was perfectly silent and peaceful. Fr Ray Flaherty welcomed us with these opening words: ‘It was here many saints like Meldon, Fursey, Brendan and Feichin made their homes of peace and prayer. There are many sanctuaries scattered today in ruins along the shores of this lake, silent ruins where the soft tones of bells and the church’s solemn chant floated over the waves...’

Clifden Arts Festival programme unveiled

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THE LINE-UP for the 33rd Clifden Community Arts Festival, which runs from September 16 to 26, was unveiled on Monday evening at a reception in Galway’s Courtyard Marriott Hotel.

Barack, come to Galway — says Mayor

No sooner had the news emerged from America that Barack Obama had been elected the 44th president of the USA yesterday morning, than the Mayor of Galway Cllr Padraig Conneely had drafted a letter of invitation for the president-elect to offically visit Galway city.

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