John is a master of the art of iron excellence

Blacksmith John Hogan
Ballina blacksmith John Hogan’s artistic talents featured on a recent edition of the popular RTÉ programme Room to Improve. John, whose family ran Hogan’s Bar in Ballina, completed his Leaving Certificate at St Muredach’s College in 1998 and enrolled in...

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Ballyhaunis learns of meat mogul’s past

Many people living in a small village on the outskirts of Faisalabad in central Pakistan have dreams of visiting Ballyhaunis, according to Imran Rafique, the son of the late meat mogul Sher Mohammed Rafique. “Ireland? They don’t know what that...

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