1 Jan
2021

Figure skating champion Michelle Kwan commencement speaker at Southern Vermont College

first_imgMichelle Kwan, the most decorated figure skater in US history (five World Championships, nine US National titles, two Olympic medals), who is also an author and US diplomatic envoy, will add doctor to her already impressive resume, when she receives an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters at Southern Vermont College’s 83rd Commencement Exercises on Saturday, May 8. Kwan, a California native, will also address the graduating class as its commencement speaker. Named the nation’s first Public Diplomacy Envoy for the U.S. State Department in 2006, Kwan travels widely to speak with youth across the globe about America, its culture and values, and the life lessons learned through sports. She is currently a graduate student at Tufts University’s Fletcher School of International Affairs.For more than a decade, Kwan dominated the figure skating world, winning a record 43 titles. In the nearly 100-year history of U.S. figure skating, no American man or woman has won more world titles, national titles or Olympic medals. The author of two books, Michelle Kwan: Heart of a Champion (1997) and The Winning Attitude! (1999), Kwan’s undergraduate education and degree at the University of Denver (2008) focused on international studies, a topic she continues in her graduate work. In her current role as a Public Diplomacy Envoy, she travels throughout the world to meet and speak with young people about leadership and to engage them in dialogue on social and educational issues.“I am honored to be invited to attend and participate in Commencement Exercises at Southern Vermont College,” said Kwan. “Education has and always will be a very important part of my life. I look forward to speaking to the graduating class, sharing some of my life experiences with them and congratulating them for their own academic accomplishments and success.”“I am delighted that Michelle will address our graduates and receive an Honorary Degree,” said SVC President Karen Gross. “She is the embodiment of someone who has worked hard to pursue a dream, someone who is not afraid to fall down, get back up, and strive for excellence at each and every turn. Her personal story is compelling and inspiring for our graduates, as they enter the next chapter in their lives.”Kwan has earned numerous awards and honors including: the 2007 Billie Jean King Contribution Award and 1998 Sportswoman of the Year Award from the Women’s Sports Foundation; 2003 U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) Sportswoman of the Year; the prestigious 2001 Sullivan Award as the top amateur athlete in America; 2002 and 2003 Kids’ Choice Award and the 2002 Teen Choice Award as America’s favorite female athlete. She has worked at both the state and national level to encourage physical fitness among youth.Michelle Kwan follows recent SVC Commencement speakers and honorary degree recipients author Andre Dubus III, who wrote the novel turned film, House of Sand and Fog; Awarding winning journalist Christine Dugas; now at USA Today; and ESPN sports commentator Sean McDonough.Founded in 1926, Southern Vermont College offers a career-enhancing, liberal arts education with 22 academic degree programs for approximately 500 students. Southern Vermont College recognizes the importance of educating students for the workplace of the twenty-first century and for lives as successful leaders in their communities. SVC’s intercollegiate athletics teams are part of the New England Collegiate Conference. The College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.Source: Southern Vermont College. 3.25.2010###last_img read more

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13 Aug
2020

Citing errors, Iowa removes list of felon voters amid review

first_imgDES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Iowa election officials have stopped using a long-flawed database of felons who are ineligible to vote as they rebuild it from scratch.Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate’s office removed the database, which contained more than 100,000 entries, from the statewide voter registration system on Jan. 3.Workers are recreating the list by reviewing each entry and adding back those that are verified felony convictions. They hope to complete the review before the November election.Pate spokesman Kevin Hall said newly registered voters, who must attest that they aren’t felons, will be compared against only the verified entries to check their eligibility.For years, the list has been blamed for causing confusion and wrongly disenfranchising some who are eligible voters.Pate’s office told auditors last month that it found “numerous errors” in the database, which included cases that weren’t felony convictions and ridiculous data entry mistakes. It blamed those errors on the Iowa Judicial Branch, which supplies the list’s data.A review by The Associated Press of 700 entries found that 4 percent of the cases weren’t felony convictions and shouldn’t have been included. The AP also found that errors resulted in the Des Moines Police Department and the State of Iowa being listed as felons.last_img read more

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6 Jan
2020

Tour firm unveils packages for Gor’s Everton trip

first_img0Shares0000Gor Mahia fans celebrate their win over AFC Leopards on August 25, a win that saw them clinch a 17th Kenyan Premier League title. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaNAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 19 – A local travel agency has launched three packages for Gor Mahia fans wishing to travel to the United Kingdom to watch K’Ogalo take on Everton in a one-of-a-kind friendly slated for November 6, at Goodison Park.The agency –Satguru Travel – which has a presence in over 61 countries has kicked off sale of the three different packages ranging from Ksh144,000 to Ksh205,000 for football fans who want to witness this historic game at Goodison Park, Liverpool. “We are delighted to endorse this agency which we believe will make work easy for our fans who have the means to travel to the UK. This is one game that one would not want to miss and it would be fantastic if we filled Goodison Park,” said Gor Mahia chairman Ambrose Rachier.All the three packages include a three-night accommodation plan, match entry tickets and private airport and train station transfers.The packages also come with a tour of attractions based on one of the biggest bands in history, The Beatles, since Liverpool is the birthplace of the four members of the band.The match, which will mark the first time that a Kenyan Club plays in the UK, will kick off at 9pm (7pm UK time)Under the packages, fans have a choice of travelling by either Oman Air, British Airways or Emirates. The tour is for November 4 to 7.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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25 Dec
2019

YOUR COMPLETE GUIDE TO SEACHTAIN NA GAEILGE ACROSS CO DONEGAL

first_imgDé Luain 5 MártaSeoladh Oifigiúil Sheachtain na GaeilgeAm: 11.00am (30 bomaite). Saor / free Áit: Leabharlann Phobail Ghaoth Dobhair (074 9560862) Ceardlann ar Ghinealas (as Gaeilge) le Seoirse Ó Dochartaigh Am: 11.30am (60 bomaite) 30 duine (12 bhliain d’aois) Táille: saor / free Áit: Leabharlann Phobail Ghaoth Dobhair (074 9560862)Comórtas Ealaíne bunaithe ar ‘An Cultúr agus an Teanga’ 5ú – 10ú Márta Aoiseanna: Naíonáin bheaga / mhóra; Rang 1/2, Rang 3/4, Rang 5/6Duaiseanna le baint Teagmháil: Ionad Naomh Pádraig, Dobhar, An Bun Beag (Máire Uí Chomhaill 086 825 9752)Scéim Scoláireachta Gaeltachta Chomhairle Contae Dhún na nGall 2012 Donegal County Council Gaeltacht Summer Scholarship Scheme 2012. Foirmeacha / Forms Available:www.ccdhunnangall.ie agus www.donegalcoco.ie Dáta deireanach / closing date: 23ú Márta Teagmháil / Contact: Seán Ó Daimhín, Oifigeach Forbartha Gaeilge, Comhairle Contae Dhún na nGall, 074 9172496.1Dé Máirt 6 MártaTráth na gCeist GaeilgeÁit / Venue: Arena 7 i Leitir Ceanainn @ 8.00pm Táille: saor in aisce / free Teagmháil: Club Gaelach Institiúid Teicneolaíochta Leitir Ceanainn / LYIT Cúpla Focal agus Cupán Tae11.00am in Ionad Acmhainne Bhéal an Átha Táille / admission: saor / free Teagmháil: Caitlín Uí Laifeartaigh, Pobal Eascarrach, An Fál Carrach. 074 9180571Ceardlann ar Ghinealas (as Gaeilge) le Seoirse Ó Dochartaigh Am: 11.00am (60 bomaite) 30 duine (12 bhliain d’aois) Táille: saor / free Áit: Áras Sheáin Bháin, Baile na Finne, Ionad Taobh Tíre Teagmháil: 074 9546070Bingo as Gaeilge le rang ó SN St. Macartan, Bun Dobhráin Am: 11.00am Áit: Leabharlann Pobail Bhun Dobhráin (071 9829665) Bingo as Gaeilge le St. Patrick’s Boys’ SchoolAm: 11.15am Áit: Leabharlann Charn Domhnach (074 9373701)2Dé Céadaoin 7 MártaComhrá Gaeilge / Irish Conversational ClassWednesday 7th March at 7.00pm All levels welcome. Fun and Informal Táille / Admission: Free / Saor Am: 7.00pm Áit: Leabharlann Pobail Bhun Cranncha / Buncrana Community Library 074 9361941Ceardlann ar Ghinealas (as Gaeilge) le Seoirse Ó Dochartaigh Am: 11.10am (60 bomaite) 30 duine (12 bhliain d’aois) Táille: saor / free Áit: by invitation of Ballybofey Library Teagmháil: Leabharlann Bhealach Féich 074 9175384Rhyme Time as GaeilgeAm: 11.00am Aois: 2-4 bliana Táille: saor / free Áit: Lárleabharlann, Leitir Ceanainn (074 9124950)2 Bhunrang Gaeilge do dhaoine fásta le Fionnuala McGee 2 Irish classes for beginner adults facilitated by Fionnuala McGee Wednesday 7th March at 5.30pm & Wednesday 14th March at 5.30pm Líon / Capacity: 10 Fad / Duration: 1 uair / 1 hr Táille / Admission: saor / free (is gá clárú – Pre booking essential) Áit / Venue: Leabharlann Bhun Dobhráin / Bundoran Community Library 071 98296653Déardaoin 8 MártaTús le RITH 2012Am agus Áit: 9.00am ar an Bhun Bheag i nGaoth Dobhair: Rith ó Ghaoth Dobhair go dtí an Srath Bán. Eolas / Information: www.rith.ieBasic Guide to Irish Language with Fiona McCoolThursday 8th March at 7.00pm Am: 7.00pm (60 bomaite) Líon daoine / Capacity: 20 (booking essential) Táille / Admission: saor / free Áit / Venue: Leabharlann Charn Domhnach / Carndonagh Library 074 93737012 Bhunrang Gaeilge do dhaoine fásta le Fionnuala McGee2 Irish classes for beginner adults facilitated by Fionnuala McGee Thursday 8th March at 6.30pm & Thursday 15th March at 6.30pm Líon / Capacity: 12Fad / Duration: 1 uair / 1 hr Táille / Admission: saor / free (is gá clárú – Pre – booking essential) Áit / Venue: Lárleabharlann, Leitir Ceanainn / Central Library, Letterkenny 074 9124950Tráth na gCeist do Pháistí BunscoileAm agus Áit: 9.00pm in An Sibín Ceoil, Na Dúnaibh Teagmháil: Fiona Pasoma, Céim Aniar Teoranta, Na Dúnaibh 074 91548304Dé hAoine 9 MártaMaidin Caifé as Gaeilge10.00am; deis ag muintir na háite a gcuid Gaeilge a chleachtadh. A chance for locals to practise their Irish. Teagmháil: Céim Aniar Teoranta, Áras Ros Goill, Na Dúnaibh 074 9154830Scéal na Fiontraíochta ar Pháirc Gnó Ghaoth Dobhair le Donnchadh Ó Baoill Am: 12.00 (60 bomaite) Táille: saorÁit: Leabharlann Phobail Ghaoth Dobhair Teagmháil: Donnchadh Ó Baoill, Údarás na Gaeltachta 074 9560100Ceardlann ar Ghinealas (Genealogy Workshop) le Seoirse ó Dochartaigh Friday 9th March 11.00am Líon / Capacity: 30 (60 bomaite)Aois / Age: 12 years Táille / Admission: saor / free Áit: Leabharlann Pobail Bhun Cranncha / Buncrana Library 074 9361941Rhyme Time (dátheangach / bilingual)Friday 9th March @ 11.00am Am: 11.00am (60 bomaite / 60 minutes) Aois / Age: 2-4 bliain / years Táille / Admission: saor / free Áit / Venue: Leabharlann Bhun Dobhráin / Bundoran Community Library (071 9829665)5Dé hAoine 9 MártaRhyme Time (dátheangach / bilingual)Friday 9th March @ 11.00am Am: 11.00am (60 bomaite / 60 minutes) Aois / Age: 2-4 bliain / years Táille / Admission: saor / free Áit / Venue: Leabharlann Bhaile na nGallóglach / Milford Community Library (074 9153927)Lá Scannánaíochta do Pháistí (Film day for children)5.00pm in Ionad Acmhainne Bhéal an Átha Táille / admission: saor / free Teagmháil: Caitlín Uí Laifeartaigh, Pobal Eascarrach, An Fál Carrach. 074 9180571Dé Sathairn 10 MártaLá Gaelach Spóirt agus SpraoiPreabchaisleáin, Comórtas Peile, Scrabble i nGaeilge, Péinteáil Aghaidhe, Srutharlú Gruaige (hairbraiding), Leadóg Thábla, Barbaiciú. Áit agus Teagmháil: Ionad Naomh Pádraig, Dobhar, An Bun Beag (Máire Uí Chomhaill 086 825 9752)Stiúideo Cuisle CeoilDéan taifead ar shingil dlúthdhiosca i stiúideo gairmiúil. Áit agus Teagmháil: Ionad Naomh Pádraig, Dobhar, An Bun Beag (Máire Uí Chomhaill 086 825 9752)6Dé Sathairn 10 MártaLá Ealaíne agus Ceardaíochta do Pháistí (Arts and Crafts for children) 10.00am in Ionad Acmhainne Bhéal an Átha Táille / admission: saor / freeTeagmháil: Caitlín Uí Laifeartaigh, Pobal Eascarrach, An Fál Carrach. 074 9180571Dé Domhnaigh 11 MártaSiúlóid an Chlocháin Bhig @ 2.00pmSiúlóid le heolas ar stair agus ar bhéaloideas an cheantair. Áit agus Teagmháil: Ionad Naomh Pádraig, Dobhar, An Bun Beag (Máire Uí Chomhaill 086 825 9752)Paidrín ag Carraig an Aifrinn @ 3.00pmTeagmháil: Ionad Naomh Pádraig, Dobhar, An Bun Beag (Máire Uí Chomhaill 086 825 9752)7Dé Luain 12 MártaScéalaíocht agus Puipéid (dátheangach) le Margot A. Jones Participative Storytelling with Puppetry (Bi-lingual) Monday 12th March @ 11.00amLíon / Capacity: 20 duine (20 bomaite / 20 Mins) Aois / Age: 4 bliana / 4yrs Táille / Admission: saor / free (Tá gá le clárú – Pre – booking essential)Áit / Venue: Leabharlann Phobail Ghaoth Dobhair 074 956086212 – 16 Márta Taispeántas Malartaithe i gcomhar le Leabharlann Ollscoil Uladh (Coláiste Mhig Aoidh) ar a mbeidh: Exchange Exhibition with University of Ulster Magee College Library including: Colm Cille – Dráma as Gaeilge le Séamus Ó Néill – Buaiteoir Dhuais an Oireachtas in 1943 agus Leabhar Rolla Choláiste Mhig Aoidh sa chéad 50 bliain (neart mac léinn as Dún na nGall liostaithe) Student Roll Book for Magee College in its first 50 years with many Donegal students listed. Táille / Admission: saor / free Áit / Venue: Lárleabharlann, Leitir Ceanainn / Central Library, Letterkenny 074 91249508Dé Máirt 13 MártaBingo as GaeilgeTuesday 13th March @ 11.00am Scoileanna Náisiúnta / Local Primary schools Táille / Admission: saor / free Áit / Venue: Leabharlann Bhun Cranncha / Buncrana Community Library 074 9361941Tráth na gCeistTuesday 13th March @ 4.00pm Daltaí Rang 5 & 6 / 5th & 6th class pupils Táille / Admission: saor / free Áit / Venue: Leabharlann Bhun Cranncha / Buncrana Community Library 074 93619412 Bhunrang Gaeilge do dhaoine fásta le Fionnuala McGee2 Irish classes for beginner adults facilitated by Fionnuala McGee Tuesday 13th March @ 6.30pm & Tuesday 20th March @ 6.30pm Líon / Capacity: 12Fad / Duration: 1 uair / 1 hr Táille / Admission: saor / free (is gá clárú – Pre – booking essential) Áit / Venue: St Johnston & Carrigans Family Resource Centre, Ionad Taobh Tíre. 074 9148551Oíche GhaelachAn Dánlann, Institiúid Teicneolaíochta Leitir Ceanainn @ 7.00pm Ceol, damhsa, cupán tae. Saor in aisce.9Dé Máirt 13 MártaCeardlann ar Ghinealas (Genealogy Workshop) le Seoirse Ó Dochartaigh Tuesday 13th March @ 11.00am Líon / Capacity: 30 duine (60 bomaite / 60 Mins) Aois / Age: 12 bhliain / 12yrsTáille / Admission: saor / free Áit / Venue: Leabharlann Charn Domhnach / Carndonagh Community Library 074 9373701Dé Céadaoin 14 MártaCeardlann ar Ghinealas (Genealogy Workshop) le Seoirse Ó Dochartaigh Wednesday 14th March @ 11.00am Líon / Capacity: 30 duine (60 bomaite / 60 Mins) Aois / Age: 12 bhliain / 12yrsTáille / Admission: saor / free Áit / Venue: Leabharlann Bhun an Phobail / Moville Library 074 9385110Ceardaíocht Sheachtain na Gaeilge Craft evening Wednesday 14th March @ 6.00pm Táille / Admission: saor / freeÁit / Venue: Leabharlann Bhun Cranncha / Buncrana Community Library 074 936194110Dé Céadaoin 14 MártaTráth na gCeistWednesday 14th March @ 4.00pm Daltaí Rang 5 & 6 / 5th & 6th class pupils Táille / Admission: saor / free Áit / Venue: Leabharlann Charn Domhnach / Carndonagh Community Library 074 9373701Rhyme Time as GaeilgeWednesday 14th March at 11.00am Aois / Age: 2-4 bliana / 2-4 yrs Táille / Admission: saor / free Áit / Venue: Lárleabharlann, Leitir Ceanainn / Central Library, Letterkenny 074 9124950Seó Lámha Trasteorann Hands together Crossborder Show 3.00pm: seó le hagallaimh beirte, filíocht agus scéal dráma curtha le chéile ag páistí Chéim Aniar agus á chur i láthair do pháistí ón tSrath Bán i dTír Eoghain. Teagmháil: Céim Aniar Teoranta, Coláiste Ros Goill, Na Dúnaibh 074 915483011Déardaoin 15 MártaCeolchoirm Naíscoil Bhun Cranncha (variety concert)Thursday 15th March at 11.00am Táille / Admission: saor / free Áit / Venue: Leabharlann Bhun Cranncha / Buncrana Community Library 074 9361941Ceardlann ar scileanna cuartaithe fostaíochta, ullmhú CV, scileanna agallaimh, agus buntáistí na Gaeilge @ 11.00am Le hAlan Ó Baoid agus Séamus Ó Gallachóir Workshop on job seeking skills, including CV & interview preparation with particular emphasis on the benefits of having the Irish languageLíon / Capacity: 20 duine (60 bomaite / 60 Mins) Táille / Admission: saor / free (Tá gá le clárú – Pre-booking essential) Áit / Venue: Leabharlann Phobail Ghaoth Dobhair 074 9560862Léacht Béaloidis / Folklore Talk7.00pm in Ionad Acmhainne Bhéal an Átha Teagmháil: Caitlín Uí Laifeartaigh, Pobal Eascarrach, An Fál Carrach. 074 9180571Tráth na gCeist ‘Cashel na Cor’ (Irish Quiz)Thursday 15th March @ 2.00pm Áit / Venue: Leabharlann Bhun Cranncha / Buncrana Community Library 074 936194112Déardaoin 15 MártaTráthnóna Ceardaíochta Sheachtain na Gaeilge (Craft evening) Thursday 15th March @ 4.00pm Táille / Admission: saor / freeÁit / Venue: Leabharlann Charn Domhnach / Carndonagh Community Library 074 9373701Caint faoin Ghaeilge le Fiona McCool Basic Guide to Irish Language Thursday 15th March @ 7.00pm Líon / Capacity: 20 duine (60 bomaite / 60 Mins) Táille / Admission: saor / free(tá gá le clárú – booking essential) Áit / Venue: Leabharlann Charn Domhnach / Carndonagh Community Library 074 9373701Dé hAoine 16 MártaDioscó Gaelach6.00pm Teagmháil: Caitlín Uí Laifeartaigh, Ionad Acmhainne Bhéal an Átha, Pobal Eascarrach, An Fál Carrach. 074 9180571Tráth na gCeist do Dhaoine FástaAm agus Áit: 9.00pm in An Sibín Ceoil, Na Dúnaibh Teagmháil: Fiona Pasoma, Céim Aniar Teoranta, Na Dúnaibh 074 915483013Dé hAoine 16 MártaAm na Ríme / Rhyme Time as GaeilgeFriday 16th March @ 11.00am Am: 11.00am (60 bomaite / 60 minutes) Aois / Age: 2-4 bliain / years Táille / Admission: saor / free Áit / Venue: Leabharlann Bhun Dobhráin / Bundoran Community Library (071 9829665)Am na Ríme / Rhyme Time (dátheangach / bilingual)Friday 16th March @ 11.00am Am: 11.00am (60 bomaite / 60 minutes) Aois / Age: 2-4 bliain / years Táille / Admission: saor / free Áit / Venue: Leabharlann Bhaile na nGallóglach / Milford Community Library (074 9153927)Tráth na gCeistFriday 16th March at 11.00am Daltaí Rang 5 & 6 / 5th & 6th class pupils Táille / Admission: saor / free Áit / Venue: Leabharlann Bhun an Phobail / Moville Community Library 074 9385110Tráth na gCeist le daltaí ó Scoil Mhuire gan SmálFriday 16th March at 11.00am Áit / Venue: Lárleabharlann, Leitir Ceanainn / Central Library, Letterkenny 074 912495014Dé Sathairn 17 MártaLá Ealaíne agus Ceardaíochta do Pháistí10.00am in Ionad Acmhainne Bhéal an Átha Táille / admission: saor / free Teagmháil: Caitlín Uí Laifeartaigh, Pobal Eascarrach, An Fál Carrach. 074 9180571Imeachtaí Eile 5 – 17 Márta – Other activitiesSeachtain na Gaeilge i bPáirc Náisiúnta Ghleann Bheatha16-18 Márta Irish language week events in Glenveigh National Park (16th – 18th) Teagmháil / Contact: Tres Connaghan, 074 9137090 (ext 3609 / 3608)Tomhais an Focal – Anagram as GaeilgeFáilte roimh gach leibhéal / All levels welcome Táille / Admission: saor / free Áit / Venue: Leabharlann Bhaile na nGallóglach / Milford Community Library 074 915392715Imeachtaí Eile 5 – 17 Márta – Other activitiesAinmneacha as Gaeilge i bhfuinneoga leabharlainneLeabharlann Bhun Dobhráin Names as Gaeilge in the Library windows” in Bundoran Library.Cluiche Meáitséala Abairtí i Leabharlanna na Rosann, Bhun Dobhráin agus Bhaile Dhún na nGall Matching phrases game in Leabharlann Phobail na Rossan, Bundoran and Donegal Town LibrariesTaispeántais Leabhar Gaeilge i Leabharlann na Rosann, sa Lárleabharlann, Leabharlann Leitir Ceanainn, Bhealach Féich, Bhun Dobhráin, Bhaile Dhún na nGall agus Bhaile na nGallóglach Displays of books in the Irish Language in Leabharlann Phobail na Rosann, Central Library, Letterkenny, and Ballybofey, Bundoran Donegal Town and Milford LibrariesTaispeántas sa Ghailearaí (exhibition)An Gailearaí, Áislann Ghaoth Dobhair. Suiteáil Amharc-Fuaime leis an chumadóir Joel Cathcart. Visual/Sound installation with composer Joel Cathcart. Dé Céadaoin – Dé Sathairn ó 1.00pm go dtí 5.00pm.16YOUR COMPLETE GUIDE TO SEACHTAIN NA GAEILGE ACROSS CO DONEGAL was last modified: March 2nd, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:YOUR COMPLETE GUIDE TO SEACHTAIN NA GAEILGE ACROSS CO DONEGALlast_img read more

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