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IRISH HISTORY, CULTURE, HERITAGE, LANGUAGE, MYTHOLOGY BLIAIN AN ÁIR (YEAR OF SLAUGHTER) – IRISH FAMINE OF 1740-1741 Stair na hÉireannFamine, Irish HistoryAn t-Ocras Mór, Bliain an Áir, British Government, Celbridge, Co. Kildare, Famine, History, History of Ireland, Ireland, Irish History, Katherine Conolly, The Frost, William Conolly, Year of the Slaughter1 Comment The Irish Famine of 1740–1741, Bliain an Áir (Year of Slaughter), in Ireland was perhaps of similar magnitude, or… Read more »

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BY THE INSIDER Galway Advertiser, Thu, Nov 02, 2017 Insider knows Ireland’s population is to rise by one million over the next 20 years. This will see Galway’s population grow to beyond 100,000 between now and 2020. These predictions come from the North Western Regional Authority in its submission to the National Planning Framework – Ireland… Read more »

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By Dara Bradley, Connacht Tribune GALWAY County Councillors will have to ‘join the dole queues’, if they do not pass the 2018 Budget later this month. The stark warning came from Ger Mullarkey, Director of Services for Finance at Galway County Council. Mr. Mullarkey outlined to Councillors that if they refuse to pass a budget,… Read more »

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  Beautiful Baladna in Qatar, the Land of Milk and Money Despite being squeezed from every angle, Qatar are holding their own when it comes to the blockade. Six months ago, Qatar were fully reliant Saudi for their fresh food supplies, Saudi being it’s only bordering country it was the only option for the tiny… Read more »

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  P McMahon was born in Dublin and moved Galway city in 1999. He is a restaurateur, chef and educator. He has three popular restaurants under the brand Eat Galway – Aniar Restaurant, Cava Bodega and Eat Gastropub. As Culinary Director, Jp manages all aspects of the food side of the business. He chefs, teaches,… Read more »

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Children’s bodies found at Tuam mother and baby home should be exhumed, says Corless Thu, Oct 26, 2017, 19:52 Olivia Kelly Catherine Corless after receiving the Bar of Ireland’s Human Rights Award in recognition of her work in relation to the Tuam mother and baby homes. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA   Galway-based historian, Catherine Corless has called for… Read more »

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 Galway County Council is required by legislation to establish a new framework for public engagement and participation which is called the County Galway Public Participation Network (PPN).  The PPN will be the main link through which the local authority connects with communities and is the official platform for representation on policy making boards… Read more »

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On the Night Orient by thereluctantemigrant People generally have a hazy understanding of the availability of alcohol in Qatar.   For certain there is no availability of alcohol without a liquor licence. Even then it is only available in one windowless outlet in the whole of Qatar. Queue cans be long, prices can be double what they are… Read more »

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BY THE INSPIRING YOUR TEAM    The InspiringYouIRL group, from left: Orla Finnegan, Orla Fitzpatrick, Philip Cribbin, Anne Marie Doyle, and Kamil Krolak. InspiringYouIRL (IYIRL ) was created by a group of like minded friends who have backgrounds in teaching, film, media, charity projects, PR and parenting The team at IYIRL believe that social media… Read more »

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By Bernie Ní Fhlatharta, Connacht Tribune WHILE many look forward to retirement, not everyone adjusts to the slower pace of life – like Liam Madden, who got so bored with the lack of purpose that he has decided it just wasn’t for him. After forty years running the family business that started three generations ago… Read more »