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My mother, who religiously listened to the Gay Byrne Show, operated a kind of censorship. There were certain topics she did not want me to hear. For two hours, five days a week, she would shut the kitchen door, and listen to Gay with the volume turned down. On one occasion I came into the room. She asked: “What do you want?” Nobody needs an excuse to go into one’s kitchen, so I’d rather indignantly replied: “Nothin’.” “Well,” she said, “I’m busy.” And that meant scram.
"Christmas comes every year, but to play in an All-Ireland semi-final for your club, more than likely will only happen once in your life. This is the chance of a lifetime," says a buoyant Tommy Finnerty, Oughterard intermediate football manager.
Noel Grealish is "in no position to tell any person who has earned income, inside or outside this country, how they should spend it", and Galway needs to "stand up" against the kind of "ill thought rhetoric" the TD uttered in the Dáil this week.
It is that time of year again. The Christmas season is fast approaching and with only 40 days left before the big day, the last few weeks are usually spent dashing around shops, making lists (and checking them twice), making a mess wrapping gifts, buying the most ridiculous Christmas jumpers and, most importantly, enjoying some well-deserved time off. Buying the perfect gift can be stressful, to say the least, with phones, gift vouchers, and laptops grazing the top of the list. But what do you buy someone who has everything, or someone who is not interested in the latest gadgets and gizmos? The travel specialists at 2 Bridge Street know just the thing.
If Sylvia Plath was hoping for some kind of rapprochement between herself and her husband Ted Hughes during their brief stay with the late Richard Murphy at Cleggan, Co Galway, in September 1962, she was to be quickly disillusioned. In fact she would be abandoned, and plunged into despair. Yet following a visit to Coole Park, and Thoor Ballylee, Sylvia was to take away a spiritual connection with the poet WB Yeats, and a feeling of peace in the tragic build up to her suicide some five months later.
Have you ever thought of exploring Dallas? It would not be the first place that comes to mind when thinking of an American holiday, however as Fahy Travel travel specialist Caroline O’Toole found out recently, it really should be.