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Book review: John O’Donohue

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THERE WAS a day in January 2008 when suddenly the valleys, streams, rivers, and lakes of Connemara and the Burren lost their colour and blackened, when the silent music of the stones, hills, and mountains abated for just a moment, for at that moment, in far off Italy one of the few men who fully understood their physical and spiritual presence experienced, to quote his own words,

James Kilbane to perform charity concert in Claremorris

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Country, folk, and gospel singer James Kilbane is to perform a special concert in aid of a local autism charity in the McWilliam Park Hotel, Claremorris, on Tuesday, February 24.

Coping with the Magdalen fallout

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Ilearn something of the impact that the Magdalen Laundries scandal had on the Mercy nuns themselves reading the personal testimony of Sister Phyllis Kilcoyne. Sister Kilcoyne is part of the Leadership Team of the Western Province of the Mercy Order.*

Proust Questionnaire

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What is your idea of perfect happiness?

Callan man calls for support in Trócaire’s Christmas appeal

A Kilkenny man based in Kenya has called on people to remember the true meaning of Christmas by helping to send 3,500 children to school this Advent.

Trócaire’s big drive for more Christmas gifts

People in Co Kilkenny bought €28,281 worth of Trócaire Christmas gifts last year and the Irish development agency is hoping that more people in the county will make buying a Global Gift part of their Christmas traditions this year.

Buy a Trócaire gift

People in Co Mayo bought €47,330 worth of Trócaire Christmas gifts last year. The Irish development agency is hoping that more people in the county will make buying a global gift part of their Christmas traditions this year.

Running barefoot to their dreams...

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Sometime in the 1880s my grandfather, Philip O’Gorman, left his home town of Littleton (An Baile Beag), north Tipperary, and walked into Galway. He must have been very well educated because his first job was reading the Dublin newspapers in two pubs in High Street. The Dublin papers arrived on the afternoon train. Then, surprisingly, he got a good job as an assistant librarian in the university. Surprisingly, because at the time it was a predominantly a Protestant institution. From there, he rented a small shop in High Street, established the Galway Printing Company, and cycled around Connemara getting orders for small printing jobs. These were later dispatched from the Claddagh quays to be delivered or collected from the small harbours all along the coast.

Books on my table this Christmas

I have often been intrigued by the stories of German spies parachuted into Ireland during World War II. It was quite an intriguing time. De Valera was anxious to steer the country in neutral waters, despite serious pressure from Britain and America to at least open our ports to the transatlantic convoys which were being hammered by German U-boats. The IRA and its sympathisers, were pro German to such an extent that Germany believed it could foster a lot of trouble in Britain’s ‘back yard’ by encouraging the IRA to make mischief.


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