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Free accommodation needed for suicide awareness cyclists

People in the vicinity of Tuam are being urged to offer free accommodation in their homes to cyclists taking part in a major suicide awareness initiative.

Fifty years a-dancing

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The word ceili means a gathering of neighbours in one house, which emphasised the social nature of the gathering. This inevitably led to music, singing, and dancing, to people doing their party pieces. There were a lot of ceilis in Mick and Maisie Hession’s household on Kingshill in Salthill. Mick Hession was an uileann piper who played a number of other instruments as well, and he regularly had other musicians visit the house for sessions.

Two young writers through to nationwide competition final

Two Mayo pupils used their love of science fiction, imagination, and top writing skills to beat off competition from some 10,000 budding novelists and claim a finalist place in the 2014 John West Fantasy Writing Competition.

Biopark controversy rears its head again in Claremorris

Controversy looks set to erupt again in Claremorris over plans to develop a combined heat and power (CHP) plant and biomedical facility - called a biopark - on the outskirts of the town.

Castlepollard teachers stage lunchtime protest over new Junior Cert

The teaching staff of Castlepollard Community College joined 27,000 of their colleagues across the country in lunchtime protests on Tuesday March 11.

Great selection of properties at Connacht Property Auction

The next Connacht Property Auction will take place on March 26 in the Clayton Hotel, Galway, offering a large variety of properties all across Connacht. The auction will offer a large selection of properties from around the province including residential homes and investments, commercial properties, and agricultural holdings. Strong interest is expected in the lots on offer after the success of the company’s November auction where 22 out of 27 properties were sold.

Claremorris teacher shortlisted for writing award

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Ex-cons and nuns in new thriller for Linenhall

A high-octane, stream-of-consciousness thriller hits the stage in the Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar, at 8 pm on March 5.

Ask an Angel at Amber

Amber on 18 Mary Street are holding a day workshop called Ask and Angel with Breada McInerney on Sunday next February 23.

Remembering Seamus Heaney

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ALMOST SIX months have passed since the death of the much-loved poet Seamus Heaney and Galway will commemorate his life and work in a gala event at NUI Galway’s Bailey Allen Hall on Wednesday February 26.


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