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President Higgins attends Tom Feeney memorial concert

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Last Sunday President Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina led the distinguished guests of St Patrick's Brass Band at the memorial concert for the band's late president and long serving member Tom Feeney. Mr Feeney, a native of Bohermore who passed away in December of last year, was deeply involved with the band and played a key role in the band's revival in the 1960s.

Galway ready to give a 'royal' welcome to Charles and Camilla

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Tourism bosses are confident next week's royal visit to Galway will lead to a surge in the number of visitors from the UK. Views of the city and county will be beamed across the world due to the presence of Prince Charles and Camilla The Duchess of Cornwall on Tuesday. The world's media, which avidly follows members of the royal family to every destination, will undoubtedly ensure the city and county gets a well deserved share of the spotlight.

President highlights strong Galway and Lorient ties during Festival Interceltique visit

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The strong ties that exist between Galway and Lorient in France were remembered and reinforced at the weekend during an official visit by President Michael D Higgins to the Festival Interceltique de Lorient.

Michael D elected to the Dáil for the first time

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In 1937 County Galway was divided into two constituencies for election purposes, and from then until 1977, when Galway West became a four-seater, this constituency always voted in two Fianna Fáil TDs and one Fine Gael. In 1977 we voted in Bobby Molloy, Bill Loughnane, and John Martin Mannion of Fine Gael.

The man who remembered his father

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During his recent and very meaningful state visit to Britain, and his address to the joint Houses of Parliament, President Michael Daniel Higgins slipped in the fact that his father, John, had fought in Ireland’s struggle for Independence.*

Rave reviews for DruidMurphy following London opening at weekend

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DruidMurphy, Druid’s magnificent and triumphant staging of three of Tom Murphy’s finest plays, has gone down a storm in London and had theatre critics singing its praises.

President Higgins to visit RnaG for fortieth celebrations

President Michael D Higgins is to visit Raidió na Gaeltachta HQ in Connemara tomorrow as part of the station’s 40-year celebrations.

President and Taoiseach to join French invasion of city

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The President of Ireland, Mr Michael D Higgins, returns to the west this weekend to support Connacht Rugby’s historic Heineken Cup fixture against Toulouse. The President will be accompanied by his wife Sabina to the province’s first Heineken Cup fixture at the Galway Sportsground when they host European aristocrats Toulouse on Saturday evening. It will be Mr Higgins’ second major sporting event since being inaugurated, having attended the Republic of Ireland’s Euro 2012 play-off against Estonia at the Aviva Stadium earlier this week.

Good luck, Mr President

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Despite the intense pressure on space and limitations on the numbers who can attend, there is expected to be a strong Galway presence at the various events that will see Michael D Higgins installed as the ninth president of Ireland.

Michael D gets packin’ for the park

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Michael D Higgins is this week preparing to leave Galway to move to Dublin where next week he will be installed as


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