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GMIT open day aims to help students make the right choices

Fri, Apr 17, 2015

GMIT will hold its last open day of the academic year this Saturday, April 18, for secondary school students, parents, career teachers, and mature students. As some 6,000 CAO applicants have still not registered their course preferences, this event aims to help students make the right choices.

Politics

Does Lucinda’s Renua actually stand for anything?

Thu, Apr 16, 2015

An electorate fatigued by years of unrelenting economic bad news and grinding austerity; disenchanted with the Government’s failure to tackle the failings of the political system and engage in meaningful reform; the lack of a coherent alternative from an Opposition that has, at its heart, a party still tainted by its role in the economic crash and still toxic for many; a surge in support for ‘Others’ manifesting itself in both opinion polls and local election results.

Jon McGregor. Photo:- Dan Sinclair

Shooting The Breeze

‘As a writer you see something from the outside, but you also have the view from inside’

Thu, Apr 16, 2015

When award winning English novelist and short story writer Jon McGregor comes to Galway, to read at the Cúirt International Festival of Literature, it will be his second visit to the county in less than a month.

Old Galway

The Jesuits in Galway

Thu, Apr 16, 2015

The Jesuits have been working in Galway since the early 1600s. Even before then, men from the west of Ireland had been joining the order. It was the policy of the order at the time that only priests with a fluency in the Irish language would be sent to work in their native areas.

Front page of the New York Times, Saturday May 8 1915, news which shocked the world, and led to
America declaring war on Germany.

Galway Diary

‘The Hun was murdering Irish people in very waters of Cork’

Thu, Apr 16, 2015

The British ocean liner RMS Lusitania, famous for its luxurious accommodations and speed capability, primarily ferried people and goods across the Atlantic Ocean between the United States and Great Britain. On May 1, 1915, the Lusitania left port in New York for Liverpool to make her 202nd trip across the Atlantic. On board were 1,959 people, 159 of whom were Americans.

Education

Bring mindfulness into your life

Thu, Feb 19, 2015

There will be a day-long introduction to mindfulness in Esker Retreat Centre in Athenry this Saturday, February 21.

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