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Feb 19, 2019

Mini-boat launched off Canada's east coast washes up on Keel beach in Achill

A mini-boat launched off Newfoundland on Canada's east coast was found on Keel Beach in Achill yesterday, after being at sea for 103 days. The School of Ocean Technology at the Marine Institute in Newfoundland challenged Grade 8 students to create a 90-second…
Feb 19, 2019

High Court action settled over death of two Sligo brothers almost 5 years ago

The family of a young Sligo man, who fatally stabbed his nine-year-old brother before taking his own life five years ago, has settled a High Court action against the HSE. Shane Skeffington and his wife Carmel from Banada, Tourlestrane had returned from a…
Feb 19, 2019

Over 10,000 people expected to attend Galway Solemn Novena

Over 10,000 people are expected to attend the Galway Solemn Novena this week. Now in its 38th year, the Novena will reflect on the joy of love and family life today. Thousands of people are attending Galway Cathedral for the six sessions taking place each day…
Feb 19, 2019

Councillor raises concern over the future of the Westdoc Service in Glenamaddy

A Galway Councillor has raised concerns over the future of the Westdoc service in Glenamaddy. Ballinasloe area councillor Michael Connolly says the full service is not in operation since Christmas despite a lack of public consultation and prior notice. He…
Feb 19, 2019

Councillor says shock and disappointment in the parish of Islandeady that Leitir National School is to close it’s doors for the final time in June

There is disappointment in the parish of Islandeady that Leitir National School between Castlebar and Newport is to close in June. Local Fianna Fail Councillor Martin McLoughlin confirmed the news to Midwest Radio today describing it as another nail in the…
Feb 19, 2019

Work to start shortly on the junction in Garrymore

Work is due to start in the next few weeks on the junction in Garrymore, close to the GAA pitch. That has been confirmed to local Fine Gael Cllr Patsy O’Brien. Cllr O’Brien says the work will get underway shortly, as design has been finalised and the local…

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Feb 18, 2019

Damien Comer a doubt for Galway's opening Championship clash with London

Damien Comer is already a doubt for Galway's Connacht Football Championship quarter final with London. It's reported the Annaghdown forward will miss the next three months as he requires ankle surgery. Galway begin the defence of their provincial crown in…
Feb 18, 2019

Details of All-Ireland Senior Club finals confirmed

The details have been confirmed this evening for the upcoming All-Ireland Senior Club Finals on St. Patrick’s Day. Both deciders will take place in Croke Park on Sunday March 17th. The hurling finals between St. Thomas of Galway and Ballyhale Shamrocks from…
Feb 18, 2019

Galway athlete selected on Irish team for upcoming European Indoor Athletics Championships

A strong Irish team of 16 athletes have been selected for the European Indoor Athletics Championships in Glasgow from March 1st to 3rd Among them is Cillin Greene from Galway City Harriers who will be in the 400m competition.
Feb 18, 2019

Brendan Rice confirmed as referee for Mayo v Dublin ladies clash

Brendan Rice from Down has been confirmed as the match referee for the Lidl Ladies National Football League Division 1 encounter between Dublin and Mayo on Saturday evening. The clash will play as a double-header in Croke Park at 5pm ahead of the men’s dual…
Feb 18, 2019

Mayo's Cormac Hanley part of Irish Show Jumping team that finishes fourth at Nations Cup

The Irish Show Jumping team finished fourth last night in the opening Longines FEI Nations Cup of the season at Deeridge Farm, Wellington in Florida, USA. Mayo’s Cormac Hanley, who was making his Nations Cup debut with VDL Cartello, finished with just one…
Feb 18, 2019

Ballinrobe GAA mourn the loss of distinguished club man Aidan Golden

Ballinrobe GAA Club is saddened to announce the sudden death of Aidan Golden, a distinguished wearer of the club’s maroon and yellow jersey. He played with Ballinrobe at all levels, including as a member of their first 15 in the 2000 Mayo Intermediate…

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Jan 21, 2019
 Below is a copy of the Homily that Fr. Terence Harrington gave on the Sunday Morning…

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As part of its celebration of the FAO International Year of Family Farming, Teagasc has created a series of videos on individual family farms.

The second farming family featured in the series are the Austin family from Louisburg. Richard and Lorena Austin and their two children, Dara, and Liliana, live and farm, on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean, the far side of Louisburg.

Richard moved to Louisburg from County Meath to work on his uncle’s farm. He is now the fourth generation of his family to farm there, the farm was purchased by his great grandfather in 1883.

Lorena comes from Gijon in the north of Spain.They have 2 children Dara and Liliana.

Further videos by Teagasc, featuring farm families from around the country highlighting the importance of the family farm in Ireland and demonstrating the contribution of family members to farming tasks over the course of the year, will be published over the coming weeks and months.

You can see their story on www.teagasc.ie/publications/year-of-family-farming