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A mediaeval opera, a masterpiece, 'but one with catchy tunes'

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ON ONE day of the year, the teenagers were let run riot in the monastery, adolescent apprentice monks could dance, sing, clap their hands, shake their tonsures, boss around their elders, play cards in church, and stage a riotous show where an altar could explode, hide and seek games ran into the wee small hours, and the elders had no choice but to let them away with it.

Two boys from Loughrea

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At the beginning of the last century, two boys grew up together in Loughrea. Socially they were far apart, but they were great friends. John Oliver was from a particularly poor background. His family lived in a tiny lean-to shack out on the Galway road on the edge of the town. His friend was Tom Wall, who lived in a comfortable house on Patrick Street. John enjoyed visiting their home.  His friend played with a band, The Saharas, and there was often music and fun in their house, shared by his brother Ray, and their attractive sister Cissie.

Galwegians remember relatives who fought in Great War

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Cllr Terry O’Flaherty’s relative Bernard Laffey was the uncle of the late Bridie O’Flaherty, the former mayor of Galway city. Bernard was born in Clooncah, Woodlawn, and at the age of 20 was serving in the first battalion of the Irish Guards.

A new lease of life for Galway Airport?

The former Galway Airport site may soon be open for business again with negotiations ongoing by the Galway City Council, Galway County Council, and Carnmore Aviation Ltd.

Lady Rachel Dudley- a superwoman of her time

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There is a sad little story told by one of the so called Lady Dudley Nurses in Carna shortly after the nursing scheme had been introduced in 1903. A nurse had been attending a sick child for some time. The child had suffered, but was getting better. One day the nurse brought her a doll, with a smiley face, and nice clothes. The girl had never seen a doll before. She held it in awe and with gentleness. But the next time the nurse visited the house the child was in despair. “Oh nurse,” she cried, “the little one hasn’t eaten a thing since you were here and I am afraid she will die, and I’ll be sick again wanting her back”...

County getting ready to mark World War I centenary

Mayo is preparing to mark the centenary of World War I with events taking place across the county throughout the year.

New Grand Scenic BoseĀ® for your own VIPs

The new Grand Scenic Bose is available with the 1.6 dCi (130bhp) stop & start and is a great family car option.

An evening of comedic relief, French style!

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Athlone Film Club continues its new season on Tuesday January 31 at 8pm in the Dean Crowe Theatre with some comic relief...French style!

Fine Gael duo get on their bikes for special needs

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Two Galway Fine Gael representatives will this weekend take on the gruelling challenge of cycling 780km from Dinard in northern France to Lourdes in the foothills of the Pyrenees in the hopes of raising more than €250,000 for young people with special needs.

Cases of bubbles

To mark the final in our short series of Cases Wine Warehouse wine columns, we are finishing in style by covering that most celebratory of drinks — champagne, or sparkling wine. Bubbly used to be for very special occasions but now, thanks to the great value on offer from all over the world, it is for any special occasion! Bubbles in wine bring celebrations to life. They bring an immediate sense of occasion to any event. Sparkling wines are the wine world’s way of saying “thank you”, “well done”, “congratulations”, “let the show go on”, or “it’s Friday!”.

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