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Students give mixed feedback after first State exam paper

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Some 55,000 Leaving Cert students began their State exams yesterday, with English being the first test in a series of exams lasting over two weeks.

Athlone pupil honoured at final of national writing competition

Patrick Henry, a third year pupil at St Aloysius College, Athlone was last week honoured for reaching the final of the 2014 John West Fantasy Writing Competition - beating nearly 10,000 other schoolchildren in the process.

From humble beginnings to a digital school of distinction

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In 1961, Seán Keane, a parent of a child with an intellectual disability, wrote a letter to the Connacht Tribune. He was looking for what all parents want for their children, a chance for them to achieve their full potential whether they be disabled or not. He got no response, so two months later he wrote again, this time a reply to his own letter. The National Association of Mentally Handicapped in Ireland had just been established, it saw the letter and it asked the local Irish National Teachers Organisation in the shape of Mick Raftery and Mícheál McSweeney to call a meeting.

Captain Conroy out of London clash

Galway have suffered a major blow ahead of their opening championship game this Sunday against London with captain Paul Conroy pulling out with injury.

Don Wycherley on After Sarah Miles

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THE MICK LALLY (Druid) Theatre is to host the acclaimed new play, After Sarah Miles, written and directed by Michael Hilliard Mulcahy and performed by Don Wycherley, of Bachelor’s Walk fame.

Education is exciting, but probably better to leave the Minister at home

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Ms Avril Forrest took her first religion class in the Jes when the school chaplain Fr Derek Cassidy was on sick leave. Famine in Africa, and how the West should respond, was the issue of the day. The class unanimously insisted that the Vatican should sell all its assets, and give the money to relieve world hunger.

Minister opens Shamrocks new fitness centre

Westport teacher wins volunteering award

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Westport teacher Laura Ní Mhaille has received an award for her contribution to fighting global poverty as a volunteer.


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