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Menlo oarsmen

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One of the great sporting achievements of the last century was the remarkable success of a group of Irish speaking farmers and local men from Menlo. During a very wet spring when they could do little work on their farms or on the bog, as they watched rowing crews going up and down the river, a group of them decided to form a rowing club. They asked to become members of Menlo Emmetts Hurling Club and adopted the name. Many of them would have spent a lot of time on the river, but that did not mean they knew how to handle a racing boat. When they took their clinker out for the first time, it took them a good while to steady the boat. A local man watching, described them as “The Wobblers” and this name stuck for a few years.

Conal Gallen - How's Your Father?

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HOW’S YOUR Father? the new comedy play by comedian Conal Gallen and his son Rory, comes to the the Town Hall Theatre Galway on Saturday September 23 at 8pm.

The poet who went mad on Inishboffin

In 1959 the poet Richard Murphy renovated the black-sailed Ave Maria, a traditional Galway hooker, which he used to ferry visitors to Inishboffin, and for a day’s fishing. Over the years the poet, the boat and the magnificent landscape attracted a flotsam and jetsam of humanity, many of a literary kind.

Unveiling of plaque in memory of Ardrahan

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A plaque will be unveiled at Keighrey's junction, Bullyboy, Ardrahan, this Friday August 26 by County Council Cathaoirleach Michael Connolly.

Claremorris man wins €32,000 on Winning Streak

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Sixty-seven-year-old Joe Brennan from Tulrahan outside Claremorris appeared on Winning Streak last Saturday night where he walked away with €32,000. Joe is single and lives with his brother John and John’s wife Mary Teresa on the family farm where he was born and reared.

 

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