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Welcome return of students to the classroom as riotous scenes mar Covid-19 progress

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Roevehagh book boosts Trócaire

The recent publication of ‘Roevehagh’, a book celebrating the bi-centenary of Roevehagh church, was well received by both the local community and emigrants.

The joys of walking in nature

Over the last year, COVID has forced most of the population of Ireland to spend an unprecedented amount of their time at home. Cut off from family, friends and colleagues and unable to travel, home has changed from not only being our domestic abode but to also becoming our workplace, our gym and our play zone. But squeezing so much under one roof 24/7 is not easy and it can, if we allow it to, feel too often like a prison.

NUI Galway Law Society to celebrate 100th birthday

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The Student Law Society of NUI Galway will mark the society’s 100th anniversary with a series of virtual events featuring some of the most respected legal minds in Ireland.

New book tells stories of Ballina and its people

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Ballina writer and local historian, Terry Reilly, has launched his new book, Ballina & Area People, which he describes as ‘easy to read’ complete with some surprising revelations.

Flirt FM marks 300th broadcast of Trivia Matters

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TRIVIA MATTERS, the weekly radio show on NUI Galway base community and alternative radio station, Flirt FM 101.3, featuring fun topics, witty chat, and great music, will mark it's 300th broadcast this week.

Rents in Mayo rose 2.5 per cent last year

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Rents in Connacht have been rising year-on-year, reflecting a sharp fall in availability - with just 138 homes available to rent on February 1, down over 60 per cent compared to a year ago.

Westmeath property prices declined during final quarter of past year

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Residential property prices in Westmeath declined by €5,000 during the final quarter of 2020, according to the most recent Property Report in association with Davy.

Dónall Mac Amhlaigh, gentleman, writer, exile

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This photograph of some of the staff of the Rockville Hotel was taken in the summer of 1947. They were all well-dressed which would have been normal in hotels in Salthill at the time, porters would have worn swallow-tail coats and waitresses proper uniforms. The Rockville was originally a guest house owned by a Mr Kelleher who was a member of the RIC. It evolved into a small comfortable hotel owned by O’Neills (“Private bathing from the Hotel, Phone Salthill 70”) and later by people named Hynes. As the Rockville it had high standards and was fully licensed.

Mootsy and the AWFULLY Big Bite

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Children are naturally creative, but how often are their creative efforts truly encouraged and enabled to flourish in a non-competitive environment? No matter what type of childcare we find for our children, the opportunities for them to grow their skills and to build their confidence, to find out who they are and what they stand for can easily be missed in the business of life.


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