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Conway Walsh can feel the appetite for change out there

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Going out and putting forward an alternative message to the people of Mayo is something that Senator Rose Conway Walsh has been doing for a long time now; she first contested the local elections in 2004, taking over 12 per cent of the first preference votes in the Belmullet area - but missed out on the seat. In 2009, she once again put herself before the people, this time taking a seat, after increasing her vote share to 15 per cent and getting elected on the sixth and final count.

Loftus throws his hat in election race

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Founder of Ireland’s Future, Gerry Loftus, will contest the upcoming general election as an independent candidate.

Cannon urges Galway farmers to consider benefits of new 40per cent grant for calf rearing facilities

An East Galway TD has welcomed the announcement of a new €1.5m Financial Support Scheme for Calf Rearing.

The Turf Market at Raven Terrace

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I am afraid I made a bags of this column two weeks ago when I printed the wrong photograph which did not relate to the printed text. So this week I am giving you the text again, this time with the appropriate photograph.

The turf market at Raven Terrace

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Turf was an important and indigenous fuel and so turf markets were an important factor in Galway life (long before anyone ever thought of carbon emissions), especially at this time of year as one prepared to head into winter. Farmers from Rahoon or Barna or surrounding areas would bring their neatly stacked cartloads of turf into town and sometimes go from door to door trying to sell their product. Those who did not have particular customers more often than not would go to designated turf market locations such as Eyre Square, Woodquay, the Small Crane, or Raven Terrace/Garryglass at the corner of Wolfe Tone Bridge. There was a weighbridge opposite where the fire station is now, and this was often used in their transactions. Having sold or bartered their turf, the farmer would then deliver it to the customer.

Bestselling author to speak about life and farming at Museum of Country Life

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The National Museum of Ireland - Country Life, Turlough Park, Castlebar, is celebrating Culture Night 2019 with a talk by bestselling author John Connell in the museum galleries at 7pm on Friday, September 20.

Johnny Graham to play the Comedy KARLnival

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HE IS best known for the viral video, Man Flu: The Truth, which has received close to a million hits on YouTube, and for co-running Ireland’s Smallest Comedy Club. Next week he takes to the stage of the Róisín Dubh.

Appreciating the architects of our optimism

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I have always been an optimist. Even in the gravest of circumstances, facing adversity in the extreme, the glass moving into view in my rear view mirror has been half full. A lot of this I attribute to my mother, not because she was a raging optimist or anything, but because she always believed in the capacity of a raffle ticket to keep ya going. Mum, who passed away last October was an avid competition addict. She kept the newsagents in Ballinrobe going with her weekly stash of magazines on myriad subjects, not because of any latest interest in the subject matter, but because the said magazine would have a crossword or a competition that necessitated a bit of research, a stamp, and an envelope; And off it would go in the post.

Mayo woman among Sky’s Women in Technology Scholars

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Sky has announced its second cohort of Women in Technology Scholars, awarding five talented women a total of £125,000 (€140,000) to accelerate a business idea which harnesses technology innovation. Amongst the winners is Mayo woman Mary Murphy (20), the youngest Sky Women in Tech Scholar.

Daters Wanted for New RTÉ2 series

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Do dating apps have you on a road to nowhere? Could your Mam pick the love of your life? Does your Da know marriage material when he sees it? It’s time to find out if swiping right was all wrong. Could the secret be to just ask your parents?


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