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Ryanair adds two more routes to Shannon

Ryanair has announced two new Shannon routes to Bristol and Liverpool, and added more flights to Manchester, which will operate from May 17 until the end of October, as part of its summer 2018 schedule. These new routes and extra flights will add 60,000 additional seats to Ryanair’s schedule from Shannon, and go on sale later today (Friday) on the Ryanair.com website. The new routes from Shannon include: Bristol (twice weekly) and Liverpool (three weekly), while flights to Manchester will increase from four to six weekly). Ryanair’s Robin Kiely said, “These new routes and additional frequencies will add a further 60,000 seats to/from Shannon.

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Recalling tales of the showband era

PEOPLE with memories of the halcyon days and nights of dancing to showbands are being sought to retell their tales as part of a new publication due out later this year. From The Candy Store to the Galtymore will chronicle this unique time in rural and urban Ireland through the stories of the young men and women who religiously went to their local Ballroom of Romance each weekend. The book will be co-edited by PJ Cunningham and Dr Joe Kearney, who are seeking memorable stories from that golden era, which saw the beginnings of thousands of romances. “What we want are the stories of romance, of chance meetings or tales that are funny and maybe even mischievous,” said PJ. “All human life gathered for the weekly dances in what was a cultural shift away from the more formal céilís which held sway up until then. “The showband dances were modern and slightly more brash occasions than the country had been …

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Giles recalls the horror of Hillsborough

By Peter O’Connell TWENTY-FIVE years ago this week, 96 Liverpool supporters lost their lives at Hillsborough, during the 1989 FA Cup semi-final between the Merseyside club and Nottingham Forest. Former Leeds United, Manchester United and Irish international, John Giles, who was in Sixmilebridge last Saturday to launch Bridge United/Leeds United Schoolboy Soccer Summer Camp, was in Sheffield, working with RTÉ, on that dark day. “We were doing the match live. From where we were watching it unfold, initially it didn’t look serious at all. The game was going on. I just thought it was a bit of crowd trouble,” the RTÉ soccer panellist told The Clare Champion in Sixmilebridge. John’s son was at the game supporting Liverpool, although he was not injured in the tragedy. “In those days, there was a lot of crowd trouble anyway. It didn’t look like anything but it turned out to be a dreadful tragedy. I have a son who went to a lot of …

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