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CHURCH NEWS:

Anniversary Mass was celebrated last Sunday for Paddy & Mary Power and Mary Chris Purtill. Also prayers were asked for Mary O'Flaherty's twenty one year old granddaughter in the USA, who has been diagnosed with a brain tumour.


MARIETTA's 100k:

In aid of St. Joseph's Foundation, Marietta will begin her 100km walk on 1st Sept. Donations would be very much appreciated and can be made through the Gofundme page.


UPCOMING EVENTS:

Sun 4th Sept: Autumn Plant Fair, 11am - 6pm, Claregalway Castle.

A selection of plants & crafts on sale. A special addition this year will be the Galway Federation of the ICA who will be exhibiting their crafts and produce, and doing demonstrations throughout the day.

Thur 8th Sept, 8pm, Belltable. 'The Murder of Michael Collins'

Sat/Sun 10th/11th Sept. Music on the Maigue. Croom Town Park.


DID YOU KNOW:

Aug 708: Copper coins are minted first in Japan.

29th Aug, 1883: Seismic sea waves created by Krakatoa eruption create a rise in English Channel, 32 hrs after.

30th Aug, 1841: The Cork Examiner hits the streets for the first time.

31st Aug, 1972: Olga Korbut wins gold at the Munich Olympics.

1st Sept, 1830: Dublin Zoo opens.

2nd Sept, 1931: Bing Crosby makes his radio debut.

3rd Sept, 1972: Mary Peters wins the women's pentathlon in Munich and becomes the first Irish woman to win an Olympic Gold medal.

4th Sept, 1912: First accident in London Underground, 22 people injured.

5th Sept, 1666:The great fire of London ends, 13,200 houses destroyed.


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