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The possibilities for rural Ireland are boundless – Fr Eamonn Fitzgibbon

The head of pastoral studies in Mary Immaculate College was speaking to the local media after the recent ‘Building Rural Communities – Lessons from the World of Sport’ conference in Thurles.


Impressive line-up of speakers for Rural Communities Conference organised by MIC

While the theme of the conference is around taking lessons from sport, which currently plays a huge role in rural Ireland, the conversation on the night will embrace broad issues affecting rural areas and trying to re-imagine ways to revitalise them.


Service recalls those killed in farm accidents

Wreath laid as a mark of respect to the 30 people who died last year in farming accidents, an 87% increase on 2013.

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