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Far from the madding crowd

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In a world where each new day seems to bring increased uncertainty, we can be sure that Thomas Hardy did not have the Galway races of 2020 in mind when he penned the title of his 1874 novel, Far From The Madding Crowd, but that is the phrase that came to mind earlier this week when arriving at Ballybrit for the annual extravaganza that is The Galway Racing Festival.

Midlands rugby in mourning with passing of former Athlone RFC stalwart

Rugby in the Midlands region lost one of its great characters with the sudden passing of Kevin Canavan.

Galway awaits its fate in ‘a state of nervousness and excitement’

Following the victory of King William’s army at Aughrim July 12 1691, the people of Galway awaited their fate in fear and uncertainty. William’s Dutch general Godert de Ginkel, had moved from his headquarters at Athenry, and was now on his way to subdue the town. He had shown ruthless determination in his dealings with the Irish Jacobite army; the citizens must have expected nothing less.

Skyvalley Rovers readily prepared to celebrate milestone club anniversary


Commemorating the Connaught Rangers mutiny - a century on

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ON SUNDAY June 27 1920, a small group of Connaught Rangers, from C Company of the 1st Battalion, based at Wellington Barracks, Jalandhar, the Punjab, announced they were refusing to obey orders.

Expectations must be managed as COVID-19 restrictions eased

As Ireland gradually lifts COVID19 restrictions, Mairead McGuinness MEP for the Midlands–North-West constituency since July 2004 and First Vice-President of the European Parliament has urged authorities to carefully manage expectations.

Oughterard mourns passing of a GAA legend

Oughterard residents lined the streets of the village on Friday to bid farewell to a well-loved local who was at the heart of the GAA.

Importance of cocooning noted for cardiovascular patients

The Irish Heart Foundation today urged people living with chronic heart disease not to let their guard down as lockdown restrictions are eased after Department of Health data showed they accounted for half of Covid-19 admissions to ICUs.

Living with loss during the Covid-19 pandemic

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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.

WilliamsKate Street — for a day

There’s nothing like a good aul’ visit to focus the mind. Whether it’s the Royals or the Yanks, it sort of makes you stand up, puff out the cushions, throw a lick of paint on the doorpost and reach up to the dresser for the best Willow design cups.


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