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Clifden gives a warm welcomes Kevin Vickers – Canadian Ambassador to Ireland pictured at the Clifden launch of ‘Alcock and Brown 100’ Festival which will celebrate the centenary of one of the greatest feats of early aviation - the first non-stop transatlantic flight in history, completed by John Alcock and Arthur Whitten-Brown which landed in Clifden, Co. Galway in 1919. For more information visit www.alcockandbrown100.com. Photo by Aoife Herriott

Alcock & Brown centenary festival takes off early

in Clifden/Festivals

A re-enactment of Alcock and Brown’s famous transatlantic flight will be the highlight of next summer’s festival celebrating the centenary of this great first in aviation. The Canadian ambassador to Ireland was in Clifden for the local launch of the Alcock and Brown 100 Festival on Friday, June 15. Ambassador Kevin Vickers unveiled a full-size…

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Clifden Day Care celebrates 20 years of service

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The Day Care Centre in Clifden District Hospital recently celebrated its 20th anniversary, marking two decades serving a wide area of the community. And Mary Fallon and Barbara King (pictured) have been attending since it opened. Mary told the Journal: ‘Over the 20 years I never missed a day unless I was sick or had…

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Galway star visits Clifden to deliver SuperValu kits

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Galway football star Shane Walsh teamed up with Kavanagh’s SuperValu Clifden to present Naomh Feichin, Renvyle GAA, CLG Carna Caiseal,and Grainne Mhaols with their 2016 ‘Kit for Kids’ packages. The Galway star was on hand at the Clifden store last month (pictured) to present young players with their juvenile O’Neills kits, including playing gear and…

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Fireman’s holiday for this New York visitor

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The crew at Clifden fire station were delighted to welcome New York firefighter Patrick Mc Ginley recently, who visited the station as part of a trip to Connemara with his wife Diana. Patrick’s home fire station is called FDNY Engine 23, and is based at 15 West 58 in New York. It is more popularly…

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Church seeks €50k for urgent repairs

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An urgent appeal has been launched to raise funds for the repair of Clifden’s Christ Church. The recent severe weather has accelerated the decline of the historic church’s spire, and health and safety concerns have now been raised regarding the condition of the spire. The weather vane is no longer stabilised and is in danger…

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