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West Cork-born American football star plays in this weekend’s Croke Park Classic

by Stephen Johnson   AMERICAN football star Sean Galvin, who grew up in Bandon will return home to Ireland this weekend to play in the Croke Park Classic.   Sean is the kicker for the University of Central Florida, which will play the Penn State University, in Croke Park on Saturday afternoon. His parents, James and Deborah Galvin, managed a pub in Bandon before moving to Florida ten years ago. Their young son was an active member of the local

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AIB Photojournalism Exhibition 2014 opens in AIB Kinsale

The AIB Photojournalism Exhibition 2014, a collection of award-winning and highly commended images from the AIB Photojournalism Awards, is now on display in AIB Bank, Kinsale, until Friday 5th September.   The awards, which are the annual awards of the Press Photographers Association of Ireland, took place at a ceremony in the RDS, Dublin, in February and were presented by Taoiseach Enda Kenny T.D. Almost 2,000 images were entered by 112 Photojournalists from around Ireland into this year’s awards, which

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Mrs Shakespeare to visit Briery Gap Theatre, Macroom

Ian Wild winner of the Fish Short Story Prize (2009) and Aeon short fiction award (2012) is bringing his play “Mrs Shakespeare” to Briery Gap, Macroom on Friday 5th September! “Mrs Shakespeare” is a one woman, hour long comedy starring the multiple award winning actress Irene Kelleher.   The story tells the tale of William Shakespeare, reincarnated as a woman, who finds herself (or himself) in a mental asylum and comes to the conclusion she has made a complete mess of

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International autism specialist to speak at event in Bandon

SPECIAL Strength for Special Parents is a unique financial and health education evening for parents of young and adult children with an intellectual disability or autism. The charity event is the brainchild of two young business women Caroline Crowley of Chartered Accountancy firm Charles P Crowley & Co and Bandon based nutritional therapist Alison Kingston.   The event is tailored to meet many practical issues ranging from financial supports to optimum nutrition to educational support to healthcare supports. Dr Caroline