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Community Diary July 31

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Castlebar Fresh Food Market

The West End Street Party

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DOMINICK STREET will come alive to the sound of music, song, and dancing for The West End Street Party, which starts today, and features shows from the Booka Brass Band, Hermitage Green, the Ignite Gospel Choir, as well as the open air Silent Disco.

The Presentation Sisters, 200 years in Galway

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In 1815, the warden of Galway Dr French went to Kilkenny to ask sisters of the Presentation Order to return with him to Galway to found a convent here. A Reverend Bartholomew Burke has left a fund of £4,800 for the purpose. Three sisters arrived here in October of that year. They moved into a house in Kirwan’s Lane temporarily, and from there to Eyre Square. On March 25th, 1819, they moved to a house in poor condition that had originally been built as a Charter School and which would become known as the Presentation Convent. The following year they opened their school adjacent to the convent.

Athlone woman vying to become the face of GOSH

Cathy Gunning, from Johnstown, Athlone, is campaigning to become the first winner of the GOSH Girl competition in Ireland for 2015.

Remembering Peter Tyrrell

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On April 26 1967 the body of a man was found on Hampstead Heath. It was charred and burnt beyond recognition. Initial investigation found that the man had deliberately set fire to himself. Who was this man?

Castlebar Mitchels - disappointed but ready to regroup

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Castlebar Mitchels came up just short in Croke Park last Monday when a Diarmuid Connolly inspired St Vincent's team had too much for them in the AIB All Ireland Senior Club Football Championship final.

Ignite celebrates five years of community gospel with concert

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Galway’s leading gospel choir, Ignite Gospel Choir are celebrating five years of community gospel singing with their first ever concert in St. Joseph’s Church, Presentation Road, Galway on Friday August 30.

Galway city Park ā€˜nā€™ Stride launched

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The Park ‘n’ Stride initiative was launched this week to deal with the issue of traffic congestion outside city schools.

Westmeath students win top prizes in Texaco art competition

Five Westmeath students have won top prizes in this year’s 59th Texaco Children’s Art Competition.

The Bish, one hundred and fifty years

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On this day one hundred and fifty years ago, St. Joseph’s Secondary School formally opened. It represented a triumph for Dr McEvilly, Bishop of Galway, who had worked tirelessly to get the Patrician Brothers to Galway to add to the educational facilities for Catholic boys in the city. Indeed the bishop’s association with the school was such that it became known as ‘The Bish’. Others regarded it as a seminary for preparing boys for the priesthood and so it was also known colloquially as ‘The Sem’.

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