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Studying for exams? Keep calm and get focused

Good nutrition is vital at any time of year, but especially during exam time when your brain and body are under stress. Whether you are studying for your Junior Cert, Leaving Cert, or college exams, it is important to look after your mind during this stressful period.

Studying for Exams? Keep Calm and Get Focused!

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Good nutrition is vital at any time of year, but especially during exam time when your brain and body are under stress. Whether you’re studying for your Junior Cert, Leaving Cert, or college exams, it is important to look after your mind during this stressful period.

Galway to mark anniversary of Hiroshima bombing

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The 72nd anniversary of the dropping of the US atom bomb on Hiroshima will be marked this Sunday at 1pm in Eyre Square. The event will also seek to raise awareness of the growing dangers of nuclear conflict.

Lord Haw-Haw, the early years

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In 1915, a short, fair-haired, blue-eyed, boy was sent to the Jes. He later recalled the staff and the pupils as being tough. Latin was supreme and an excitable Latin teacher banged boys’ heads on the radiator. The Jesuits instilled in him a sense of discipline and an acceptance of punishment, and they left him with a love of language — his classmates would note how he used big and strange words — as well as a passion for debate. His uncle Gilbert once remarked, “The boy had a strong tendency to argue with his teachers.”

Public lecture on the trial of Adolf Eichmann

More than any one man Adolf Eichmann was responsible for the day to day mechanics and logistics that lay behind the Holocaust, and made it possible.

Historic D-Day weather forecast from Blacksod remembered

This week marked the quiet passing of the 70th anniversary of the historic role played by a lighthouse keeper in Blacksod, who unwittingly changed the course of World War II when he delivered a weather forecast all the way to General Dwight D Eisenhower on June 3, 1944.

It’s a long way from Sickeen to Sicily

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About 1,600 miles as the crow flies. A young Galwegian found himself there in the stinking heat of July 1943. He would swap the Dyke Road for the Sunken Road, or the Sandy River for the Simeto River. For sure he would rather have been somewhere else, kicking ball in the Plots, up the Dyke Road, or swimming down at the Waterside, maybe even venturing to Cooper’s Cave... turning up in St Brendan’s with no homework done was a walk in the park compared to this.

 

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