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Castlebar came to a standstill on Wednesday afternoon and the business community shut their doors as the funeral of Private Ben Garrett, Kilnock, Breaffy, Castlebar, passed through the streets of the town in a military cortege before his burial in the New Cemetery in Castlebar. Private Garrett's body was found last Sunday in Galway following an 18 day search that saw hundreds of people scour the city and its surrounds on a daily basis looking for him after he was reported missing.
The golfing world will come to a standstill today and for the next four days as the 80th edition of the Masters swings into action down the fairways and onto the greens of the famous Augusta National, as the field drive, swing and chip their way in the hope of donning the green jacket on Sunday evening.