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Coosan National School achieves health promoting school status

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Coosan National School became the latest school in the country to be presented with the Healthy Ireland-Health Promoting Schools flag.

Swimming is an essential life survival skill

Every child should be able to swim. People do not realise that children from as young as three years of age can and do learn to swim. At Braemor Swimming Summer School they also become confident and very competent when swimming in deep water. Swimming also promotes health, fitness, fun, and relaxation.

Mayo man among 32 rose escorts chosen for Rose of Tralee

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A Mayo man has been selected to be one of the Rose Escorts at the Rose of Tralee International Festival which celebrates 60 years from August 23 to 27.

Treat your teacher with tasty ginger and orange biscuits

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With the end of the school year imminent, help your teacher to celebrate the arrival of summer with Siúcra x Catherine Fulvio’s tasty teacher’s ginger and orange biscuits.

Host families wanted for international language students

MLC Student Language Programmes has been welcoming international students to Ireland since 1976. Both students and host families are extremely important to this company, which has built a reputation as one the leading homestay providers in Ireland.

Teaching of Chinese language in local schools mooted

An experienced Chinese teacher based in Athlone has raised the possibility of Chinese culture and language teaching in Athlone schools as soon as next year. Tina Wu, who was an English teacher in China long-before gaining an honours Master of Business from AIT, taught Chinese in U.L. as well as Galway secondary and primary schools last year.

Loss of teaching post at Tisrara NS devastating for rural community

Roscommon/Galway Fianna Fáil TD, Eugene Murphy has said the loss of a third teaching post at Tisrara NS in Four Roads would be devastating for the rural community and has appealed for an extension period of grace for the south county Roscommon school when he recently raised the matter in the Dáil.

Galway Early Music Festival’s feast of song and dance

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IT IS that time of year again when one can ‘caper nimbly to the lascivious pleasing of a lute’, to paraphrase Shakespeare, as Galway Early Music Festival brings us a feast of medieval melody over the coming weekend May 24 to 26.

Galway City West: Keane v Connolly v O'Reilly

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When it comes to Galway City West, there are only three names political pundits and political anoraks - is there any difference, really, between the two? - want to talk about: Cllr Peter Keane, John Connolly, and Pauline O'Reilly.

Cloran’s Cross

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In May, 1846, as part of a Famine relief project, 175 people were employed to build a road linking Dangan to Salthill. Part of that road was known as Bóthar na Mine (the Road of the Indian Meal) because all of the wages were used to buy oatmeal. I have never been able to find out how, when, or why this name was translated into English as Threadneedle Road.

 

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