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2004-12-21 Let's spare a thought for those on their own this Christmas season

Margaret awoke to seven tuneful chimes from the old Grandmother Clock in the hall below. It was Christmas morning.

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2004-12-15 Call from Bono's office upstages fridge delivery

Having recently become a first-time home-owner, I am finally coming to terms with the fact that a sizeable percentage of my bank balance is going to be withdrawn once a month by A.N.Other for the foreseeable future.

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2004-12-04 Sometimes we take a roof over our heads for granted

Not long ago, I spent a few hours exercising a little retail therapy in a well-known Dublin department store, treating myself to a few nice things for my newish house.

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2004-11-30 Model "illness" leads to insomnia

When I was a lad attending the Model School in Sligo, there was one particular year where school-going was all of a sudden not the joy it had been thus far.

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2004-11-02 It's `All Out Of Love' as tenors get lost on New England lanes

Almost every song in the world deals with the theme of love. Whether it be the love of a partner, a loved one, one's country, a Deity, or peace, over 90% of the world's songs deal with the vagaries of love. "Air Supply" claim that singing about love is the main reason for their longevity.

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2004-11-23 Weekender column leads to New York meeting with Oísin

In September 2004, the Celtic Tenors had been invited to perform at the Altamont Fair Irish Festival in up-state New York, alongside such other guests as Altan, the Glengarry Bhoys, and the Saw Doctors.

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2004-11-15 "Windy City" wins uphill battle

I opened the curtains of my bedroom in the Congress Plaza Hotel. Within the last century, this hotel had served as the once-glamorous overnight residence of ‘the Great Caruso’, Nellie Melba, the Vanderbilts, the Rockerfellers, Thomas Eddison, George Gershwin, Benny Goodman, Buffalo Bill, as well as a wide selection of US presidents from Roosevelt to Nixon.

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2004-11-09 Enjoy your egg, have a nice day, you're in the good old USA

Good Morning my name's Latoyah I'll be your waitress today how can I help you?"

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2004-10-26 Sligo is rightly proud of how choral festival has developed

This week, the city of Sligo will once again be hosting the single largest cultural event in the North West of Ireland - the 17th Annual International Sligo Choral Festival.

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