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Everybody loved Mary Burke (not her real name). She always had a kind word for people and was ready to help anyone in need. She babysat neighbours' children, attended every funeral in the village, baked cakes for sales of work, and was very involved with her local church and community.
When all is said and done, there is great wisdom to be got from Puss in Boots in Shrek. A master of the art of life, a great survivor, a curator of the nine lives that he was born with, he was often known to impart the words of a creature who had lived life to the full and knew all its twists and turns.
The civil war in Yemen has devastated the country and its people; saw European powers sell weapons to Saudi Arabia, one of the players in the conflict; and yet the conflict has received very little attention internationally.
ONE SIDE-EFFECT of Galway not having a municipal gallery is that exhibitions pop up in various venues and two current shows worth seeing are in the NUI Galway staffroom, which is hosting Áine Phillips’ Performaphilia, and the Black Gate Cultural Centre, where the group show, Conflict, is on display.
Irish Special Forces (the Army Ranger Wing) operated in Western-occupied Afghanistan under NATO command, it was revealed last month, thanks to TD Clare Daly’s parliamentary question. The story received no media coverage. The operational purpose of these troops was not revealed. However, like Special Forces the world over, it was not pencils they were sharpening.
Since Arshad Butt left his home of Pakistan to travel to Ireland in 2009, the Athlone community has gained a passionate worker for refugees, asylum seekers and those in need.
I was on a whirlwind tour of various places in the west of Ireland recently, attending Gorta Self Help Africa events, especially the Gorta Self Help Africa Ball where close on €30,000 was raised for the charity’s work in 10 countries in Africa. We are so thankful for this support, and indeed from all the parishes in Galway and the west of Ireland that have organised fundraising events during the year.
Protesters will await the former taoiseach Enda Kenny as he arrives in NUI Galway this afternoon to receive an honourary degree of Doctor of Laws for his contributions to public life from the university.
The Manchester bombing has been condemned as “a vile atrocity” by the Galway Alliance Against War, but it added that the terrorist incident will generate more coverage than similar attacks in the Middle East, by virtue of it happening in the West.
Ahead of his St Patrick’s Day celebration in his 197th and final country, Galway born travel blogger Johnny Ward sat down with the Galway Advertiser to talk about visiting every country in the world and how he has carved a career out of his passion for travelling on his blog onestep4ward.com.