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Plea to save the Quiet Man Cottage

An impassioned plea has been made to restore the famous Quiet Man cottage in Connemara – made famous in the iconic movie more than 65 years ago – before it completely turns to rubble. The...

ME sufferer outlines reality of debilitating illness

Marie Curran often has trouble reading and walking—at the age of 36. The well-spoken Colmanstown native used to work in finance, but five and a half years ago she was struck with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis...

Forest fire leaves scorched earth in its wake

THE fall-out from last week’s forest fire in the Cloosh Valley will take a generation to repair. This week, Coillte and wildlife experts have been counting the cost of the fire that raged for over...

CF sufferer cycles length of Ireland – thanks to wonder drug

Six months ago a Tuam woman could barely climb the stairs without feeling breathless – but thanks to a new drug, the Cystic Fibrosis sufferer successfully completed a 620 kilometre cycle from Malin Head...

Heartless thieves steal school tour cash

Second level students attending a County Galway school are left devastated when thousands of euros they collected for a trip was stolen by heartless thieves during a break-in last week. First and second year students...

Dark days for Quiet Man station

THE West of Ireland’s most famous rail station is now in danger of being lost forever . . . unless funds can be raised urgently to put a roof on the building. Ballyglunin Railway Station...

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