Local News

€550,000 boost for cycle facilities in the city

Thu, Jan 29, 2015

Some €550,000 of a €2.2 million Government grant for transport improvement projects in Galway will go towards developing cycleways in the city and Salthill, and other cycling infrastructure.

Catherine Connolly and Sean Kyne in 2011. Will she do better and he do worse in 2016? Photo:- Mike Shaughnessy.

Politics

Which Galway West candidate is a good bet for 2016?

Thu, Jan 29, 2015

Local bookmaker John Mulholland recently revealed betting odds for the anticipated Galway West candidates in next year’s General Election, and today Insider takes a look at the runners and riders, and examines where the smart money lies as the battlefield heats up ahead of what is likely to be an epic electoral contest.

Shooting The Breeze

‘I have no regrets and it’s not over yet’

Thu, Jan 29, 2015

MARY BLACK describes Galway as “a particular favourite place of mine”, but it is no idle platitude. It was here, and more specifically during her tenure with De Dannan, where she came of age as both singer and performer, setting her on the path to her now unassailable position as Ireland’s leading contemporary folk artist.

Old Galway

William Street West c1978

Thu, Jan 29, 2015

William of Orange had a major impact on the history of this city, so I presume it was after him that three streets in Galway were named, Williamsgate Street, William Street, and the one in our photograph, William Street West.

Heading 
home after a recruiting drive in Co Kerry, and not a bad day’s work. Two new recruits for the Connaught Rangers. 

Painted 1878 
by Lady Butler.

Galway Diary

Two new recruits for the Connaught Rangers

Thu, Jan 29, 2015

This very fine painting ‘Listed for the Connaught Rangers, recruiting in Ireland 1878’, was painted by Elizabeth S Thompson, but following her marriage to Lieutenant General Sir William Butler of Bansha Castle, Co Tipperary, is best known as Lady Butler. It is not only extremely unusual for a woman artist to have so successfully worked in the highly masculine field of military art, but Lady Butler was an exception in many ways. She was an innovator, particularly in her sensitive and humane depiction of the ordinary soldier. Detail was all important. She was a regular visitor to Chelsea Hospital, and other retirement homes for soldiers, to question survivors, sometimes getting them to re-enact a particular scene.

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Education

Learn Spanish with The Spanish Institute

Thu, Jan 08, 2015

A new term of Spanish courses will begin in February at The Spanish Institute. Adult courses range from beginner to advanced and, with a variety of times available, there is an option to suit everyone.

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