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Ballina 2023 announce events programme for 2023


The happiest days of our lives

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It may be a cliché but the old adage that the happiest days of our lives were the ones we spent at school would be true for most people. When we were in school, we probably thought that it was all lies, but later we gradually realised it was true. Life changes with time but memories of our school days remain the same all the time, days of laughter, smiles, great friendships, games in the school yard, no worries of bills, taxes or finances, desks with flip-tops and inkwells in the middle, heavy school bags, the glantóir, headline copies, the poems we learned, the sheer joy of the last day before the holidays, the imaginative excuses for being late … “The two wheels fell off me bicycle, sir”.

The class of ‘82

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One hundred and sixty years ago, in 1862, the Jesuits opened the doors of St Ignatius' College on Sea Road for the first time. They also opened a community residence and a church at the same time. To take on such an ambitious building project at a time when the economic state of the country was so bad took courage and vision.

Retired primary school teachers lauded for contribution to local education

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The contribution of six primary school teachers to education in Athlone and its environs was recently acknowledged at a retirement function hosted in their honour by the local branch of the Irish National Teachers Organisation.

Contribution recognised at Cathaoirleach’s Awards

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After an absence of a few years, community and voluntary activity was back to being celebrated ‘in person’ at the Cathaoirleach’s Community Awards which were held in conjunction with the Cathaoirleach’s Ball on Saturday 11th June. The Awards were organised by Galway County Council in partnership with Galway County Public Participation Network and were hosted by the Cathaoirleach Cllr Peter Keaveney, and MC for the evening broadcaster John Mulligan who warmly welcomed everyone to the Ard Rí Hotel in Tuam.

Galway students take the sustainable path to school

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Two Galway schools have been rewarded for encouraging sustainable travel to school.

All roads lead to Achill for 2022 Mayo Fleadh Cheoil

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The 2022 Fleadh Cheoil Mhaigh Eo will take place in Achill, next Saturday and Sunday, 7 and 8 of May.

Green spaces continue to flourish in Galway City

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The annual Galway City Tidy Towns Garden Competition results have been announced, illustrating the great range of green spaces that abound across the city.

Local connection key for passionate United supporter Dolan

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Three decades later musician Eoin Dolan remains a believer that Galway United can finally deliver on its considerable promise.

Spike in Covid cases in Westport area over a fortnight

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The Westport Local Electoral Area saw a massive increase in the number of positive Covid-19 cases in the two week period from Tuesday, July 13 to Monday, July 26 with 176 new cases confirmed in that time period, up from 12 in the two week period before that.

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