What to do over the mid-term break?

Thu, Oct 12, 2017

It is not long until the mid-term break at the end of October. Great news for children who are off from school. Bad news for parents wondering how are they going to keep their offspring entertained for a week.

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Réalta School of Speech and Drama celebrates its first birthday.

Fri, Aug 25, 2017

On September 1st, Réalta School of Speech and Drama celebrates its first birthday! Based in Galway but reaching all around the west, Réalta was established by Speech and Drama teacher, Michelle O’ Grady. Michelle established a school whereby she would run 1:1 drama sessions for children with Autism, travelling to their homes all around the West and in spaces throughout Galway city.

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New after-school facility to open in Woodquay

Thu, Aug 17, 2017

Waterside After School centre, which is based at St Nicholas' Parochial School in Woodquay, is a new after school facility opening in September in the heart of Galway city centre.

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Be kool at Oranmore afterschool

Thu, Aug 17, 2017

Kool Kids after-school centre, at Oranmore Boys' School, is now taking bookings. A pick up service is organised from Scoil Mhuire and Gaelscoil De hIde.

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New pre and after-school to open at St Pat’s school

Thu, Aug 17, 2017

A new preschool and afterschool centre for three to five year olds will open at St Patrick's primary school in Lombard Street next month.

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Galway teens to screen documentary on autism

Thu, Jul 20, 2017

A group of Galway teenagers, who are on the autism spectrum, will host the world premiere of a documentary which they produced in the Institute For Lifecourse and Society (ILAS), NUI Galway, tomorrow at 2pm.

The film, entitled Life at GAP: A Teenage View, was made by members of the Galway Autism Partnership between March and May this year, and sees the young people talk about their lives, being on the autism spectrum and the challenges it brings.

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Summer camps — challenge the body and the brain

Thu, Jun 29, 2017

The summer holidays can be a challenging time for parents as they juggle work with childcare. For many the answer lies in summer camps. There are so many on offer from multi-activity camps that take place outdoors to Lego and computer camps that tend to be indoors.

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Get out on the water this summer at Galway Bay Sailing Club

Thu, Jun 29, 2017

The Galway Bay Sailing Club annual Summer Sailing programme kicks off this June.

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Galway robotics camps taking place in the Galway Education Centre

Thu, Jun 29, 2017

Colmac Robotics Ltd. an award-winning Irish Edtech company in the field of robotics education are to hold Galway robotics camps in the Galway Education Centre from July 10-14.

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See Galway in a different light - Galway Bay Boat Tours

Fri, Jun 23, 2017

Galway Bay Boat tours are a family run boating business from the Claddagh that offer guided boat tours on Galway Bay for small-medium sized groups. The sailing and fishing traditions of the area have been part of the Oliver family for generations, and provding this service from the city.

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Lighthouse at Standún — stay in tune with your surroundings

Thu, Jun 22, 2017

Lighthouse is the product of an evolved vision to create outerwear that has unique style while maintaining all the practical waterproof features.

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Cregmore students discover the deep sea and marine on RV Celtic Explorer leading up to SEAFEST

Thu, Jun 22, 2017

Students from 4th class at Cregmore national school recently visited the research vessel RV Celtic Explorer as part of their marine-science and art project building up to SeaFest, Ireland’s national maritime festival. The project places art, marine science and technology in the heart of the classroom where the students have been learning about marine life and activity under the sea for the past six months. It involves TULCA in partnership with Marine Institute Explorers Education Programme, artist Louise Manifold, marine scientist Dr. Andy Wheeler, and Cregmore National School.

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Get your kids zipping — Young Galway business sells out at Bloom

Thu, Jun 15, 2017

Galway business Zip-Lines Ireland are going from strength to strength, have picked dup numerous business and innovation awards and driven by their energetic founder Jade Goodfellow, sold out all of their garden zip-lines at the recent ‘Bloom in the Park’ event in Phoenix Park.

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Sunrise Children’s Festival 2017 at Brigit’s Garden

Thu, Jun 15, 2017

The Sunrise Children’s Festival 2017 will take place on July 29 and 30 at Brigit’s Garden, Roscahill, Co. Galway. This very special weekend festival is entirely for children and their families and builds on last year’s highly successful event.

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Celebrate World Oceans Day at Galway Atlantaquaria this Sunday

Thu, Jun 08, 2017

Galway Atlantaquaria, Ireland’s largest native species aquarium announces its programme of events to celebrate a very special World Oceans Day, this Sunday June 11. This year Galway Atlantaquaria will be donating a percentage of its takings to the RNLI Galway Lifeboat to recognise the volunteer work of the brave women and men who save lives at sea.

The theme of this year’s celebration is focused on ocean literacy, encouraging solutions to plastic pollution and preventing marine litter for a healthier ocean and a better future.

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Baboró CPD course explores drama tools for teachers and educators

Thu, Jun 08, 2017

Would you like to build on your ability to use the creative arts to aid learning in the classroom? This July 3-7 Baboró International Arts Festival for Children presents a five-day EPV Department of Skills and Education approved summer course, which has been specially designed to explore the use of drama, both as a subject as well as a methodology.

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Minister launches plan for more affordable childcare

Thu, Jun 01, 2017

The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr. Katherine Zappone this week launched a public information campaign about the Government’s plans to deliver More Affordable Childcare to families from September.

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Confidence boosting speech and drama workshops for children

Thu, Jun 01, 2017

This July, Réalta School of Speech and Drama will be running a Speech and Drama workshop in Our Lady’s Boys Club, which is situated on Sea Road, Galway. This workshop will run over five mornings and the focus is on building confidence while having lots of fun.

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Tips to help with exam stress

Thu, May 11, 2017

Exam season is almost upon us and for thousands of secondary school students, June will see them sit their state exams for the junior and senior cycle. Younger children may have summer tests and university students have exams too. It can be a stressful time for both students and parents as they enter into the final few weeks of study and get set to take their papers. We wanted to give you a few tips to help cope with exam stress and hopefully achieve the results you are all hoping for.

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