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Centenary of St Patrick's, Newport church construction celebrated

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John Sisk and Son Ltd on Friday, celebrated 100 years since the building of St. Patrick’s Church, Newport. The occasion was marked with a Mass celebrated by Fr. Tod Nolan PP at St. Patrick’s Church, followed by a reception at the Castlecourt Hotel in Westport.

The Galway MP who got thrown in the river

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IN MAY 1922, a bronze memorial statue to Lord Dunkellin, which had stood in Eyre Square for almost 50 years, was pulled from its pedestal and dumped into the River Corrib. It disappeared overnight and has never resurfaced.

Bonamh Market comes back to Castlebar

Mayo Heritage Week agus Gnó Mhaigh Eo, will be bringing back, for one day only, the traditional bonamh and farmers’ market that took place for years on Rush Street, on Saturday next, August 26.

Shantalla to hold festival weekend of local musicians, football and food

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The Shantalla Residents Association is proud to announce the launch of the first Shantalla Festival Weekend, incorporating the traditional five-a-side tournament held annually in the Sliding Rock Park.

Fears that iconic Quiet Man train station will collapse

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One of the world’s most iconic train stations is now at a real risk of collapse if urgent action is not taken, according to conservation experts. An international crowd funding campaign is being launched at the station this evening (Thursday) to raise an urgently-needed €30,000 which is required to restore the roof on the Ballyglunin train station in County Galway.

Results from the North and sad tales from our times

There is so much to talk about this week that I wish I had a whole page to fill.

Rua loves France

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The Battle of Castlebar occurred on August 27 1798 during the Irish Rebellion of that year when the combined force of 2,000 French and Irish routed a force of 6,000 British militia in what would later became known as the ‘Races of Castlebar.’ Rua Café and delicatessen are marking the date by running their third annual French food festival on the last weekend of August.

A digital twist to the west of Ireland’s latest tourist attraction

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Last week the Achill Experience added a digital dimension to its cultural and historical attractions with the release of the Offline Tourist Tablet. Gerry Quinn, president of the Mayo Cleveland Association, who officially launched the Offline Tourist Tablet, said he “could not believe the transformation in the space of a year” and that he believes the plans for the future of the Achill Experience are “phenomenal."

Seosamh Mac Gabhann Summer School heritage tour

As part of the Seosamh Mac Gabhann Summer School, which will run from July 3 to 8), a heritage tour will take place on Sunday, July 3. The tour, which is open to the public and free to attend, will commence at the ‘Cois Tine’ Heritage Centre in Kilmovee at 2pm. This year’s tour will focus on events in East Mayo pre and post 1916 with their tour guide - local historian James Reddiough. The author of seven books, James wrote The History of the East Mayo Brigade in 2005. As part of his research, he spoke to people in Kilmovee who recalled activities post 1916 in the Kilmovee area and participants will visit sites impacted during those troubled times.

Geraghty’s men’s shop

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“Good clothes are needed by the men of today and Geraghty & Sons can supply the perfectly tailored suit you need in 4 days. Tailored in our own workshops. Have your clothes made by the men with five generations of Tailoring experience behind them. See our range of suitings, serges and overcoats. 50 shillings, Suit or Overcoat. Customers own materials made up at reduced prices. Special terms for C.M. & T. To the trade. Geraghty & Sons, Lombard St. Galway.”

 

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