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The evils of mixed bathing
In 1925 there was a major debate in the Urban Council about a Garda report that two men from County Offaly who had been swimming in the sea in Salthill without any bathing costumes had been apprehended, and how the gardaí should deal with them. The debate was about the evils or otherwise of mixed bathing in Salthill.
The Olympics doesn’t fire the imagination anymore
We tend to look at Olympic Games through the glass prism of the rose-tinted glasses. I remember seeing my first colour TV while watching the athletics at the Munich Olympics. It was the era of the flares, the locks. It was a rare look at events that happened somewhere else across the world and we were watching it. Remember these were days not long after the wonderment of the moon landings. Our brains were sponges for saturation of colour, of exoticism. The only live events on television were All-Ireland semis and finals, the FA cup finals, the European Cup finals and the Eurovision.
Swimming made easy for teenagers and children
A great way for children and teenagers to make fast progress at learning and improving their swimming is in Braemor Swimming Club's daily swimming classes, with one-week courses commencing Monday July 4 and also Monday July 11.
Kenny praises Quinn as he lays foundation stone
An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, laid the foundation stone for the new swimming pool complex and outdoor education centre in Castlebar at Lough Lannagh on Monday afternoon. The Taoiseach said that this was a "great day" for Castlebar, and after he laid the stone he praised Castlebar swimmer Nicholas Quinn who is preparing to represent Ireland at the Olympics in Rio and said he hoped to see more Castlebar athletes following in his footsteps.
Explore the unspoilt island of Menorca with Grenham Travel
Menorca, the smallest of the Balearic Islands, is a small piece of paradise within the western Mediterranean and one of the most popular family destinations. This is an exceptional place to explore with natural parks, a rich cultural heritage, and delicious local cuisine for you to discover.
It heartens me to see so many people out running
Sonia O'Sullivan will headline an event in the Salthill Hotel next Wednesday as part of the celebrations to mark 100 years of Irish Schools Athletics.
It heartens me to see to many people out running, says legend Sonia ahead of Galway visit
Sonia O’Sullivan will headline an event in the Salthill Hotel next Wednesday as part of the celebrations to mark 100 years of Irish Schools Athletics.
Hundreds of kayakers to gather in Castlebar for intervarsities hosted by GMIT Mayo
Hundreds of kayakers from Ireland’s third level colleges are to gather in Mayo from today, Friday February 5, to Sunday February 7 for the 2016 Kayaking Intervarsities, hosted by students and staff on the outdoor education degree programme at GMIT Mayo. More than 500 competitors from 16 colleges will compete in the Kayaking Intervarsities which is one of the largest participation events in third level sport in Ireland. Competitive events will be held in the Castlebar Swimming Pool, Lough Lannagh (Bridge Street at St Gerald's), the Clydagh River, and some events will also take place on the Clare River in Tuam.
Stars of the future ready to shine on national stage
An air of excitement and anticipation is gathering in many households as teams and individuals from Mayo Community Games put their final preparations together for the forthcoming Community Games National Festival of Finals which take place in Athlone IT, over the next two weekends. This festival will host some 9,000 participants and the green and red of Mayo Community Games will be strongly represented with 286 competitors making the journey east to Athlone.