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The outspoken vicar who called Pearse a 'mincing floor-walker'

Mon, Feb 08, 2016

The Rev Richard Henebry was not shy about speaking his mind, particularly when it came to his great passion - the Irish language. Indeed he called Pádraig Pearse's Irish language stories, "the mincing of an underassistant floor-walker of a millinery shop".

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Public lecture on the life and ideas of Eoin MacNeill

Thu, Feb 04, 2016

Eoin MacNeill is best known as the man who countermanded the order for the 1916 Rising to begin, and for representing the Government at the boundary commission which left the country still partitioned.

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2016 Over The Edge Poetry Book Showcase at Charlie Byrne’s Bookshop

Thu, Feb 04, 2016

THE 2016 Over The Edge Poetry Book Showcase, featuring readings by poets, and book launches, takes place at Charlie Byrne’s Bookshop on Friday February 12 at 6.30pm.

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Leaving Cert art history and appreciation study day

Thu, Feb 04, 2016

The Galway Arts Centre will hold a study day for students taking art history and appreciation in the Leaving Cert on Friday March 11, from 9am to 3pm at the Nuns Island Theatre.

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Public lecture on the man who wrote our national anthem

Tue, Feb 02, 2016

'Amhrán na bhFiann', the Irish national anthem, is by its very nature is one of the most performed songs in Ireland, and sometimes has controversy thrust upon it, becayuse of where it is, and is not, performed - but what of the man who wrote it?

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NUIG to hold major conference on 1916 Proclamation

Thu, Jan 21, 2016

The 1916 Proclamation has been claimed across the last 100 years as the founding values of the State, or a vision the State has abandoned, or as something that has yet to be fully realised.

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1916 Rising lectures in the Galway City Library

Thu, Jan 14, 2016

The man who coined the word ‘poblacht’, the Galway born 1916 Proclamation signatory Éamonn Ceannt, anarchists, aunties, and Welsh miners will all be discussed in a new series of public lectures.

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Over The Edge - thirteen years of readings

Thu, Jan 14, 2016

THIRTEEN MAY be unlucky for some, but not for the Over The Edge Open Readings which marks its 13th year in existence this month with readings by Stephen De Burca, Nuala Keher, and Vona Groarke.

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Short Tales, Long Nights

Thu, Jan 14, 2016

SHORT TALES, Long Nights is a new storytelling evening which has its first outing in the Clarinbridge Parish Hall on Wednesday January 20 at 8pm.

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Public debate on WWI's ‘separation women’

Thu, Jan 07, 2016

Fighting for 'King and country' was never a great motivation for Irishmen to fight in The Great War, but there was motivation to be found in the form of the payment of separation allowances to the dependents of servicemen.

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Galway hospital's poetry competition

Thu, Jan 07, 2016

THE GALWAY University Hospitals Arts Trust is seeking entries again for annual poetry competition. Poems entered should be no more than 30 lines long and entries are being accepted up to Friday March 11.

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Galway Sings Project Choir seeks new members

Thu, Jan 07, 2016

THE GALWAY Sings Project Choir is seeking new members for the upcoming term and is open to those who want to sing in a group, sing in public, learn how to sing in harmony, or who want to try something different.

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Drawing classes at GTI

Thu, Jan 07, 2016

GALWEGIANS WHOSE New Year resolutions include learning how to draw, or improving their drawing techniques, should check out the three different classes starting next week in the GTI, Fr Griffin Road.

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Ad Hoc choir voice workshops

Thu, Jan 07, 2016

AD HOC choir will host a series of voice workshops, entitled Free Your Voice, with classes taking place in the GTI, Fr Griffin Road, and in the Galway Arts Centre, Dominick Street.

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ROPES journal to raise funds for Simon

Tue, Dec 29, 2015

ROPES, THE literary journal produced by the students of NUI Galway's MA in literature and publishing, is seeking donations to cover the costs of its upcoming 24th volume.

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Creative writing classes at Galway Arts Centre

Tue, Dec 29, 2015

PEOPLE WHOSE New Year resolutions include finally getting around to writing that novel or those poems that have been in their head for ages, should check out upcoming classes at the Galway Arts Centre.

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New Inn gets ready for 38th Mummer Festival

Thu, Dec 17, 2015

Plans are in place for the hosting of the annual New Inn Mummers Festival event in the local Leisure Centre on January 2 and 3. This will be the 38th annual staging of this unique festival of music, song, dance and storytelling that attracts competitors and patrons from all over the country.

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Galway writers to read at city's pop-up bookshop

Thu, Dec 17, 2015

GALWAY WRITER Alan McMonagle, who recently landed a two book deal with Picador, along with Geraldine Mills, Aoife Casby, James Martyn Joyce, and Galway Advertiser arts editor Kernan Andrews, will read from their work this weekend.

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New Year creative writing classes

Thu, Dec 17, 2015

CREATIVE WRITING classes for beginners and intermediate levels will be held in the Galway Technical Institute in January and bookings are being taken now.

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Poet Kim Moore to give public reading

Thu, Dec 10, 2015

KIM MOORE, one of the leading new voices in British poetry, will read from her work at the Over The Edge: Open Reading in the Galway City Library on Thursday December 17 at 6.30pm.

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