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There is lots to look forward to during this year’s Galway Pride Festival which takes place next weekend. The entertainment begins on Thursday August 13 with Pride Youth Day, which is an alcohol free event in Fr Burke Park and features plenty of amenities for under 18s. The official launch of the festival takes place on Thursday evening in Monroe’s Live at 8pm with all the community invited. Well known local band The Cozy Cartel will provide entertainment on the night with finger food and wine to be served.
THERE IS lots to look forward to during this year's Galway Pride Festival which takes place next weekend. The entertainment begins on Thursday August 13 with Pride Youth Day, which is an alcohol free event in Fr Burke Park and features plenty of amenities for under 18s.
Circuit of Ireland Rally organisers have announced that Westport man and well known rally official Tom Walsh, will take over the role of clerk of course for the 2015 event. Andy Gilmore, who managed the 2014 rally has had to give up the role due to his work commitments.
The threat of another famine in 1879, within living memory of the horror and catastrophe of the Great Famine some 29 years earlier, brought renewed terror to the vulnerable tenant farmers in the west of Ireland. This time it was not just the humble potato, but severe weather conditions which devastated crops and feed stuffs over a three year period. Farm incomes dropped dramatically, landlords fussed that rents would not be paid. Whereas some landlords were patient, others warned that evictions would follow if rents were not paid on time.
The 2013 instalment of the Hotel Ballina and Kennedy Motors Mayo Stages Rally is almost ready to tear up the tarmac of north Mayo. The official launch of this highlight of the Mayo Motorsport calendar will take place this evening in Hotel Ballina, which will also be the headquarters for the event which will take place on March 10. The event will kick off at 8pm and a range of rally cars will be on display outside the venue and all are welcome to attend the launch.
British Rally champion Keith Cronin from Cork was the winner of this year’s Safety Direct Galway International Rally.
After almost two centuries of a military presence in the town, the 4th Field Artillery Regiment will have pride of place as Grand Marshal in next weekend’s St Patrick’s Day Parade, just 10 days before it pulls out of Mullingar for good.
“A ROOM without books is like a body without a soul,” said the Roman writer Cicero, and a book is never a bad Christmas present, so here are a few suggestions for last minute gift buyers.
The Athlone 3/4 marathon is taking place on Sunday October 2. With over 500 people anticipated to take part, benefitting charity Irish Wheelchair Association are looking forward to a great day out. The Athlone 3/4 marathon is a fantastic Dublin City Marathon preparation event. It’s four weeks before the city event and provides an ideal stepping stone from the half-marathon distance. Ireland’s only 3/4 marathon route is 19.664 miles and starts and finishes at the Glasson Hotel and Golf Club. The course takes in magnificent lakeside views around Lough Ree, quiet country roads, and local historical sites.