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R116 crew remembered one year on

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A series of events took place in Blacksod on Wednesday to mark the first anniversary of the Rescue 116 helicopter crash off Blackrock Island.

Pearse did not want its beauty to be wasted

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Reading Geraldine Plunkett’s description of a holiday she and her sister Fiona, and their brother Jack, enjoyed at Padraig Pearse’s cottage at Ros Muc in the summer of 1915, I get a glimpse of the relaxing life-style that welcomed Pearse there since he first came in 1903. In fact after Pearse wrote his famous oration, which he delivered with power and menace at O’Donovan Rossa’s funeral on June 29 1915, events swept him along to such an extent that he was never again able to visit the cottage.

Ballyboden inflict capital punishment on underperforming Mitchels

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For the second time in three years, Castlebar Mitchels dream of bringing the Andy Merrigan Cup home with them was stopped at the final stage by opposition from Dublin. Unlike this time two years ago when the Mitchels adventure came on the back of their first county title in 20 years, this was a Mitchels side who had came back again this year and saw off last year’s champions Corofin, before seeing off Crossmaglen in an epic semi-final. However, they met a Ballyboden St Enda’s side who had a game plan that worked to a tee, with runners from deep causing Castlebar all sorts of problems and the static nature of the Mitchels attack playing straight into their hands. Castlebar will be disappointed with how they performed on the day and will know they could have done much better than they did.

St Loman’s lose out to Ballyboden St Enda’s in Leinster SFC semi-final

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To be playing in the Leinster SFC deep into November is an achievement, but St Loman’s of Mullingar were still disappointed with Sunday’s semi-final exit at Cusack Park.

The stranger waiting at Maam Cross station

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There was a humorous mix-up when Pádraig Pearse first visited Ros Muc in 1903. He was 24 years of age, and already imbued by a passion, and a vision for the Ireland of the new century.

Clonkill bidding to beat Ballyboden

Leinster Club SHC (Cusack Park, Sunday, 2.30pm)

Mellon estate to be sold for €3.5m

An overseas buyer is to pay in the region of €3.5 million for a 242-acre country estate in Thomastown – owned by the property developer and charity founder Niall Mellon.

Castlebar girl presents Queen with flowers at Trinity College

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An Taoiseach Enda Kenny and his wife Fionnuala were not the only Castlebar people to meet the Queen this week. Fourth year Trinity College student Rebecca Kilkelly from Castlebar presented the royal visitor with an arrangement of native Irish flowers during her visit to Trinity College on Tuesday afternoon.

‘Out of control’ man kicked out Garda car window

Two brothers from Dublin were before Castlebar District Court this week following disturbances outside a night venue in the town, where one of the men kicked out a Garda patrol car’s window and the other ripped off his shirt and was aggressive to gardaí.

New RCI school to service Westmeath area

Release Communication Intervention, a non-profit social enterprise which teaches parents and children the practical skills and techniques they need to overcome communications difficulties, has announced a new school in Rathfarnham and an expansion of its Dundalk programme, which will service students in Westmeath.

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