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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Colin Stafford-Johnson's wild side of life

Thu, Oct 26, 2017

COLIN STAFFORD-Johnson, Ireland's foremost nature and wildlife cinematographer and presenter, who some regard as 'the Irish David Attenborough', is coming to Galway to talk wildlife and adventure at the Town Hall Theatre.

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Schoil Chroí Iosa wins Baboró Above and Beyond Award

Thu, Oct 26, 2017

The Presentation Primary School, Scoil Chroí Íosa on Newcastle Road, has won Baboró’s ‘Above & Beyond' award, in recognition of the "outstanding work" the school does in using the creative arts in the everyday teaching of the curriculum.

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FREE Trick & Treat Trail of Galway City!

Fri, Oct 20, 2017

Get your best Halloween costumes on & come along to the Trick & Treat Trail of Galway City in association with Visit Galway City, The Heart of Galway Business Association & with very special thanks to The Eyre Square Shopping Centre. A unique FREE Family experience where your little ones will unearth spooky surprises & gather ghoulish goodies as they soak up the Halloween festivities in the city centre.

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Celebrate Diwali with Galway's Indian community

Thu, Oct 19, 2017

Diwali: Festival of Lights, one of the main festivals of Hinduism which celebrates the triumph of light over darkness, good over evil, hope over despair, will be celebrated in Galway at the Connacht Hotel on Monday October 30 at 5pm.

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A non-fiction Over The Edge

Thu, Oct 19, 2017

NORMALLY THE Over The Edge readings at Galway City Library feature poets and prose writers, but this month's reading will be different, as it will present work by non-fiction authors Angela Nagle, Fiona Neary, and Jonathan Sugarman.

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Galway Cartoon Festival makes its bow

Tue, Oct 17, 2017

A NEW entry into the city’s crowded calendar of festivals is the Galway Cartoon Festival, which arrives next week and runs from October 21 to 30, with the aim of celebrating and showcasing drawings which make us laugh and make us think.

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Join JSB for Run in the Dark Galway 2017!

Tue, Oct 17, 2017

Global Run in the Dark funds Mark Pollock Trust’s mission to fast-track a cure for paralysis.

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Liam O'Flaherty's WWI records to go on display in Galway

Thu, Oct 12, 2017

IN SEPTEMBER 1917, while fighting in Flanders during World War I, Liam O’Flaherty was seriously injured, suffering shell-shock, the trauma of which remained with him all his life.

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Graham Linehan is special guest at FÍS TV Summit

Thu, Oct 05, 2017

GRAHAM LINEHAN, the co-creator of Father Ted and Black Books, and the creator of The IT Crowd, will give a public interview at the FÍS TV Summit in Galway next week.

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Fiction Slam - read your story out loud!

Thu, Oct 05, 2017

THERE ARE many slam events for poets, but fiction writers never get the same look it. To rectify this, the ninth Over The Edge annual fiction slam returns to The Kitchen at the Galway City Museum next week.

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Forty thousand expected to watch Macnas Halloween Parade

Thu, Sep 28, 2017

More than 40,000 people are expected to line Galway's city centre streets to see Port Na bPucaí - The Song of the Spirits, the 2017 Macnas Halloween Parade, which will wind it's way through the streets on Sunday October 29 at 5.30pm.

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