New Year creative writing classes @ GTI

Thu, Dec 14, 2017

THOSE DETERMINED not to let 2018 pas without finally putting pen to paper, and composing the poems of that story they have had in their head for ages, can begin with creative writing classes in the Galway Technical Institute.

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Final Over The Edge for 2017

Thu, Dec 07, 2017

A BRAZILIAN woman, a Welsh woman, and an Irishman will walk into the Galway City Library next week, not in a manner that will create the opening line of a joke, but rather to read from their fiction and poetry.

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Exploring Mayo talk to be held in Harbour Hotel

Thu, Dec 07, 2017

Galway is home to a large number of Mayo people and people with Mayo connections, many of whom will be interested in the upcoming 'Exploring Mayo' talk by Bernard O'Hara.

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Award winning writers announced to read at Cúirt

Wed, Dec 06, 2017

Winter’s Bone author and acclaimed American ‘country noir’ novelist, Daniel Woodrell; Pulitzer Prize-Winning American poet, Jorie Graham; and award winning Irish author Bernard MacLaverty, will all read at next year's Cúirt festival.

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Alan McMonagle and Moya Roddy in conversation

Thu, Nov 30, 2017

THE WRITERS Alan McMonagle and Moya Roddy will speak about their work and discuss 'What is imagination?', at Scrutable, a literary event taking place in The Black Gate Cultural Centre, St Francis Street.

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Music business course in Galway

Thu, Nov 30, 2017

THOSE INTERESTED in developing a career in the music industry should check out the new music business course coming to Galway in the New Year.

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Lighting up Galways Westend!!

Tue, Nov 28, 2017

City neighbourhood turns on Christmas lights this Friday!

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Peter Kennedy to launch new children's books

Thu, Nov 23, 2017

PETER KENNEDY, the Belfastman who has been playing the Renmore Panto's pantomime dame for the past 14 years, and writing its scripts for 12 years, is about to launch his latest venture - children's books.

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Public lecture on Che Guevara next week

Thu, Nov 23, 2017

Fifty years on from his execution by Bolivian Special Forces and the CIA, Che Guevara remains an icon, and inspiration, and a contested and controversial figure, and he will be the subject of a public talk in Galway.

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A different view on the odes of John Keats

Thu, Nov 23, 2017

THE POETRY of John Keats is often discussed in terms of the poet's appreciation of beauty and sensuousness, but a new book by a Galway academic argues there is more to the man's work than that.

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Galway Arts Centre Christmas party

Thu, Nov 23, 2017

THE GALWAY Arts Centre will launch the festive season with a Christmas party on Thursday December 7, running from 8pm to midnight.

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Long dead English king to finally make royal visit to Galway

Wed, Nov 15, 2017

He died at the Battle of Bosworth Field in August 1485 and his mortal remains were found under a carpark in Leicester in 2012. In between, he became one of the most demonised of all English monarchs - but this month, he visits Galway.

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Online archives of what you could and could not do at a pier

Mon, Nov 13, 2017

'ALL HOOKERS carrying turf to pay a licence fee of 3c. per year or for any part of a year. Strange boats entering the harbor for shelter, or wind-bound, to pay sixpence for any period not exceeding 30 days’.

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Mountbellew to host conference on The Fenians and Manchester Martyrs

Thu, Nov 09, 2017

In September 1867, 50 Fenians attacked a prison van at Hyde Road, Manchester, intent on releasing their comrades Thomas Joseph Kelly, a Galwegian, and Timothy Deasy. An unarmed police sergeant, Charles Brett was shot dead and 26 men were tried for partaking in the attack.

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Galway to mark Polish Independence Day this weekend

Thu, Nov 09, 2017

Galway will mark National Polish Independence day with a series of events on Saturday and Sunday, including a celebration of the life and work of Joseph Conrad, a Polish national regarded as one of the greatest novelists to write in the English language.

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An evening of poetry at Over The Edge

Thu, Nov 09, 2017

THE POETS Gillian Hamill, Ursula Shields-Huemer, and Penelope Shuttle will read at the next Over The Edge: Open Reading in the Galway City Library, which also sees the launch of the new issue of Skylight 47.

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Pub Pint Race Review in aid of Western Alzheimers - Sunday 29th October, Galway Races

Thu, Nov 09, 2017

Race 1 : Pub Pint Race in aid of Western Alzheimers.

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Family entertainment guaranteed at gaming convention this weekend

Mon, Nov 06, 2017

Galway City is gearing up for the arrival of GamerFest 17 this weekend, expected to be the biggest gaming convention ever held in the west of Ireland. Taking place in the Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa, the event promises to be an awe-inspiring celebration of video games and entertainment for visitors of all ages and levels.

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Family history research and genealogy event at Galway City Museum

Thu, Nov 02, 2017

The Western Family History Association will be in the Galway City Museum this Saturday to provide free family history and genealogy advice for members of the public starting or struggling with their research.

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What's Lenin's relevance for today?

Thu, Oct 26, 2017

OCTOBER 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution, the "10 days that shook the world" in the words of American journalist John Reed, but what is its relevance for today?

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