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Galway student’s video shortlisted for the UN Climate Change Youth Video competition

Zero Waste - Responsible production & consumption, a video made by Anna Golden, a 19-year-old student from Barna, has been shortlisted for the UN Climate Change Youth Video competition.

Galway student's video shortlisted for the UN Climate Change Youth Video competition

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Zero Waste - Responsible production & consumption, a video made by Anna Golden, a 19 year old student from Barna, has been shortlisted for the UN Climate Change Youth Video competition.

Little miracles in Rwanda

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In August 1994, as soon as it was considered safe, Dr Dom Colbert, and a medical team of four sister-nurses, Brenda, Fionnuala, Dorothea and Eileen, drove across the Ugandian border into Rwanda. They had no mandate from anyone or any organisation to be there.They were motivated by a deep sense of shame and anger that such an appalling holocaust could have happened.* They had their medical skills, a little money, and an old clapped out pick-up truck.

More lessons learned…

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The Medical Missionaries of Mary were founded by a remarkable Irish woman Mother Mary Martin in 1937, dedicated to providing health care in underdeveloped regions of the world.* While working at ‘Mile 4’ hospital (St Patrick’s), near Abakaliki, eastern Nigeria, Dr Dom Colbert regularly visited the near-by leprosarium, which, despite the pitiful deformities, he describes as a ‘peaceful, tranquil place’. The lepers there were all long-term patients, ‘many had distorted faces, lacked ears or noses…deformities of the hands or feet with missing fingers or toes.’ Recurrent ulceration and infection of the skin required constant attention, dressing changes, and meticulous hygiene.

Brexit masterclass from Tony Connelly in Loughrea next week

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The Lough Rea Hotel and Spa will host a Brexit Masterclass Breakfast with RTÉ’s Europe Editor, Tony Connelly on Wednesday 26 September at 7:30am. The broadcaster and historian, John Bowman, will moderate the event.

‘My father would have been very proud,’ says Colm Doyle

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A Moate farmer has expressed pride at the legacy of his late father’s generosity after travelling 6,500 miles to be reunited with a cow donated by him to a destitute African family a decade ago.

International war crimes lawyer Peter McCluskey to give talk in city tonight

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The Irish Centre for Human Rights at NUI Galway will host a free public lecture on the prosecution of the Bosnian genocide tonight Thursday, 19 October at 7:30pm.

From rugby player to Atlantic rower - another adventure beckons for Damian Browne

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An innate adventurous streak has taken Galway’s Damian Browne from the rugby fields of Ireland and France, to the mountains of Afghanistan and Peru, and now, hopefully, across the Atlantic as a solo oarsman.

Mayo volunteer aims to improve primary education in Uganda

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Padraic McKeon, a retired primary principal teacher from Mayo has departed for Uganda to begin his third volunteer placement with VSO Ireland, the international development organisation that fights poverty through volunteers. Padraic will use his professional skills and experience to volunteer as a teacher educator in the Karamoja region where he will be involved in capacity building for pre-service tutors and students in preparation for school practice.

A Sacrilegious Lesbian and Homosexual Parade

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A SACRILEGIOUS Lesbian and Homosexual Parade, Brian Fleming's acclaimed one-man show, described as “original, fun and different" by The Irish Times, will be performed in the Town Hall Theatre, as part of the actor/writer/musicians upcoming show Trilogy.

 

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