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Breaffy’s Cian Morrin comes home on Sunday

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Local lad Cian Morrin, who is part of Louis Walsh’s newest chart-topping band Hometown, will be back in Castlebar on Sunday night (April 5) when they play the Royal Theatre Castlebar as part of their nationwide tour. Cian, from Rhinshina in Breaffy, first came to attention when he appeared on The X Factor in 2012 when he was a secondary school student in St Gerald’s College in Castlebar where he made it through a number of rounds. Cian had gone on to start studying to become a national school teacher before the call came for him to become one-sixth of Hometown last year.

Nine nights of top drama start in Claregalway tonight

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The finest amateur drama talent in the country will head to Claregalway from tonight (Thursday) March 12 when the Claregalway Drama Festival gets under way at the local leisure centre. And with nine nights of drama available for amazing value, this is an one event that theatre fans cannot afford to miss.

Paddy Kelly named as 2014 Mayo Athletic Hall of Fame recipient

All roads lead to Hotel Westport on Sunday, February 1, when Aughagower AC will this year host the 2014 C & C Cellular/Vodafone Mayo Athletic Awards. Athletes from all over Mayo will be honoured for their contribution to athletics during the past year. Certificates or awards will be presented to all athletes who won national and International medals in 2014. On the night some 130 awards will be presented.

The boy who learned ‘slabs of poetry’

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Seamus Heaney was not quite sure whether, as an adult, he ‘invented backwards’ some of his earliest fascination with words, but he didn’t think so. Because he could still picture the small boy absorbed by the old wireless in his farmhouse home, between Castledawson and Toomebridge, in Northern Ireland.* He would touch and pronounce some of the names on its dial, such as Hilversum, Stuttgart and Leipzig.

Eoin Joyce — Clonbur to the core

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Eoin Joyce has been steeped in Gaelic football all his life. There was no avoiding it, it is in his DNA.

Two men of destiny meet on Tawin Island

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In his interesting biography of Eamon de Valera*, Diarmaid Ferriter reports that in December 2000 gardaí seized 24 love letters from de Valera to his young wife Sinéad, which were being advertised for auction by Mealy’s of Castlecomer. It was believed that the letters were stolen in the mid 1970s from the de Valera family home. The owners, who had bought them in England some years previously in an effort to ensure their return to Ireland, were unaware that they had been stolen.

FG prepare for government with Galway West convention

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At a time when there is hardly any certainly in our political system, we can bank on one near certainty. Enda Kenny will be the next Taoiseach.

School teacher will represent Mayo at Rose of Tralee regional final

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The Mayo Rose 2009 has been selected and is national school teacher Natasha Murphy from Castlebar.

 

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