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Applicants sought for Brendan Hopkins scholarships at GMIT

Brendan Hopkins, who was a director of Castlebar Credit Union for 18 years, died tragically in a car accident in 2002. As a mark of appreciation of his dedicated work and in order to perpetuate his memory, the board of directors approached his family and GMIT Castlebar with a view to setting up a scholarship scheme.

Salthill garden will remember the ‘kindness of strangers’

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In one of the strangest ironies of fate that I ever heard was the day, early 2006, when the renowned Irish singer Eleanor Shanley called into Charlie Lennon’s Cuan Recording Studios in Spiddal. Eleanor, with her distinctive, rich lyrical voice, was looking for a new song. She talked to her friend Éamonn Goggin, a sound engineer at Cuan. Éamonn’s passion was music. He loved nothing more than sharing his knowledge with friends. He enthused about a song written by Mike Scott of the Waterboys and Anthony Thistlethwaite, called ‘Strange Boat’. It was written some years ago, but it was a great song, that just needed some updating, a new look. ‘ We’re sailing on a Strange Boat/ Heading for a strange shore/ Carrying the strangest cargo / That was ever hauled aboard....’ Éamonn said it was ideally suited for Eleanor’s voice.

Newport road needs urgent works

Mayor of Castlebar and Fine Gael Town Councillor, Ger Deere, has expressed serious concern that a further road traffic collision has taken place on the Newport Road.  The most recent collision on Friday evening last involved three cars in the same location as a number of previous accidents in recent weeks.  Safety signage and some other temporary measures have been put in place but road traffic collisions are still occurring at the dangerous location on the Newport Road beside the junction for the Cemetery entrance.

Life As We Know It

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With a tired sigh I thought ‘oh no, not another Katherine Heigl rom-com’ but to my surprise, I really enjoyed this movie which not only had plenty of hilarious comedy scenes but also included some poignant moments where the question of true friendship, and love, is explored.

Passport returned to Lithuanian man after crash

A Lithuanian man who was involved in a car accident in which a young child lost his life, has been given his passport to return to Lithuania for medical assistance.

Violent burglar rams Garda car to evade capture after hotel raid, court hears

A man with a history of violence tried to flee the scene of a hotel burglary by ramming a patrol car and leading gardai on a high speed chase before losing control of his getaway car and crashing into a wall, the Galway District Court heard this week.

Misplaced chivalry sees man get ban tripled

A man who drove his then girlfriend’s car whilst drunk, banned and uninsured was fined €500 and banned for a further six years in the District Court this week (April 28).

‘Stupid mistake’ cost Connemara man his job, relationship, and favourite sport

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A 28-year-old Connemara man, who suffered a brain injury after crashing his car while drunk on Hallowe’en night in 2004, says he was “stupid and ignorant” to drink and drive.

O’Mahony shaken but well following car accident

Mayo Fine Gael TD John O’Mahony has thanked all the people who contacted his office by phone and text enquiring and wishing him well following a car accident he had on Saturday last.

Proust Questionnaire

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What is your idea of perfect happiness?

 

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