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The study, co-authored with another Irish physicist, Padraig McCarron, takes a numerical look at how interactions between characters in the ancient Táin Bó Cúailnge, Homer's Iliad and the Anglo-Saxon epic Beowulf compare with real social networks. All three myths are said to have been passed down orally for many generations before being committed to paper.
[Source: Westmeath Independent]


Up to 3,000 people are expected to take part in a fundraising walk for murdered Wexford woman Nicola Furlong (21) this August Bank Holiday Monday.

The Pink Walk the Walk event will begin at 2:30 p.m. in Wexford and involve a circle of the town, totaling less than three miles.

Charlotte St. will be closed for the day and there will be a barbecue by Richie Doyle and live music from Aaron Berry at The Stores who penned the song This Is Not Goodbye from words Andrea Furlong spoke in her tribute to her sister at her funeral in Curracloe last month. The pub is sponsoring the event along with Sam McCauley’s and Beat FM.
[Source: Wexford Echo]


Cerebral palsy sufferer Dylan Walsh has returned to Wicklow town from the U.S.A. having undergone two potentially life-changing surgeries.

He was accepted for SDR (Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy) surgery in America, an operation that will allow him to stand and walk short distances independently.

He is now recuperating at home and his dad Gerard has some words to share with everyone who backed the “Dylan's Dream to Walk” fundraising campaign.

“It is down to the fantastic support we got that has made this possible for Dylan.”
[Source: Wicklow People]