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Russia is willing to supply Ireland with the Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine, says Charity

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Russia is willing to supply Ireland with the Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine, all that is needed to start the process is an expression of interest from the Irish Government.

David McWilliams talks about the impact of the pandemic and the environment on travel

David McWilliams has worked all over the world, and speaking on the Travel Tales with Fergal podcast, the top economist says that people need to be aware “of the impact of air travel on the environment” — and reckons he was a bad example with all his jet-setting before the pandemic.

Cellissimo - a music festival for the senses

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THE SOUND of the cello, a pleasure for the ear and appealing to the heart as the instrument many believe is closest in sound to the human voice, will be at the centre of a new festival for Galway.

Listen to Paul Wallace on life touring with Ireland and the Lions

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The Irish and Lions rugby legend Paul Wallace chats this week on The Travel Tales with Fergal podcast about the mystique of Lions rugby tours, whether this year’s tour to South Africa should go ahead, and his favourite countries to tour including Japan, Australia, New Zealand, and that famous 1997 Lions tour to South Africa. Listen to the podcast below or continue reading.

‘Bed and quinine appear to be the two great safeguards.’

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The Galway Expess was one of the first local newspapers to notice that the increasing numbers of people succumbing, some very suddenly, to the so called Spanish ‘Flu that swept across the world in the early summer of 1918, was ‘virulently infectious’. It speculated that it first reached Ireland through Belfast, and in many cases ‘entire households have been seized,’ industries have been closed, and schools ‘although children suffer less than adults, they spread infection’, have also been closed. ‘Sudden collapses are the most striking feature, the victim being struck down almost immediately.’

A writer comes for Christmas 1945

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Back in Connemara for Christmas, which she insisted on calling Christ Mass, Ethel Mannin opens the door of her little cottage, located between Roundstone and Clifden, close to Mannin Bay. She has been away for some time. She lights fires in all three rooms, to drive away the musty smell and damp, and soon she is comfortable sitting by the window looking out at the sea, the mountains beyond. She was back to stay until restlessness, or some political challenge, calls her away again.

So There I Was: Saint Petersburg

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Travelling abroad in 2020 has pretty much been a no go option for most of us due to the pandemic. No doubt our travelling itches are growing more irritable by the day so Matt Cassidy is here to provide a few suggestions on where we should go next year (fingers crossed). Here he is on his final leg of his Russian journey in Saint Petersburg.

So there I was; Moscow

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With the huge attention it garnered from hosting the 2018 FIFA World Cup along with the tens of thousands of fans that flocked to the largest country on the planet, a trip to Russia does not hold quite the mystery (or fear) as it once did for many.

Where next America?

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“I feel like I can breath again”. It was a term often heard after it became clear Joe Biden had won the 2020 US Presidential Election. Yet if Irish people felt they could ‘breath’ as the votes pointed to a Trump defeat, what was going through the minds of Americans living in Galway?

So There I Was: Saint Petersburg

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Matt Cassidy is back again on his final leg of his Russian journey says you should check out its second city; Saint Petersburg.

 

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