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WIN A PAIR OF TICKETS TO THE GAA HURLING ALL-IRELAND FINAL

Thu, Aug 27, 2015

Guinness®, proud partner of the GAA in Ireland, is offering Galway Advertiser readers the chance to win a pair of tickets to the GAA Hurling All Ireland Final, where Galway will face Kilkenny, on Sunday, 6th September at Croke Park.

Education

Yeats College students celebrate Leaving Certificate success

Thu, Aug 20, 2015

There were scenes of jubilation at Yeats College Galway as students received their Leaving Certificate results on Wednesday last week.

Peter Rabbitt of Galway county library service. 
Photo by Mike Shaughnessy.

Shooting The Breeze

‘Public libraries are changing’

Thu, Aug 20, 2015

Working out of Library Headquarters in Island House, Galway county librarian Peter Rabbitt oversees a service that comprises 29 libraries across the city, county, and islands, one which has a membership of some 40,000 regular users. The City Library in Hynes Building alone issues some 90,000 books each year, while the total for the county is some 600,000.

Old Galway

Peter Greene, volunteer and mayor of Galway

Thu, Aug 20, 2015

Peter Greene was born in Galway city in 1895, the youngest child of Colman Greene from Carna and Julia McGrath from Newcastle. He was educated in the ‘Pres’ and the ‘Mon’, where his teacher Brother Ambrose was a major influence; “Boys, I hope none of you will ever wear the red coat.”

Practice makes perfect: In the Ursuline convent, Sligo. (photograph Tom Kennedy).
 

Galway Diary

Baron Corvo’s short visit to Sligo school

Thu, Aug 20, 2015

I am sure that the good sisters at the renowned Ursuline convent school, Sligo, had no idea what they were letting themselves in for when Eilís Dillon and her sisters landed as boarders at their door. The Dillon girls were confident, challenging and extremely well read. Much of that confidence came from their fiercely nationalistic mother and father and their commitment during the War of Independence. Both parents were imprisoned; their father, Professor Tom Dillon, was ‘on the run’ for most of that time.

Niall Ó Tuathail.

Politics

Niall Ó Tuathail to run as centre-left Independent in Galway West

Thu, Jun 25, 2015

Niall Ó Tuathail, who this week declared that he will stand as an Independent in Galway West for Election 2016, will host a series of 'town hall' style meetings to build a campaigning movement around his candidacy.

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