Local News

Show me the money — Councillors call for maximum benefit from Connemara windfarm

Thu, Nov 27, 2014

A report on the proposed new windfarm which covers a massive 4,000 acres in Connemara was circulated to councillors at the meeting of the Galway County Council this week and revealed that a substantial community fund, potentially worth millions of euro will be generated by the development.

Noel Grealish following his election victory in 2007.

Politics

To win in Oranmore, you have to go through Grealish first

Thu, Nov 27, 2014

“The only valid poll is on election day!” is the guff politicians huff and bluster with when the latest round of opinion polls turn out badly for them. Yet fear not reader, Insider can assure you all politicians, regardless of what they say publicly, take opinion poll findings very seriously.

Joe Boske. Pic:- Mike Shaughnessy.

Shooting The Breeze

‘I borrow from my surroundings, create fantasy landscapes from my head’

Thu, Nov 27, 2014

He grew up loving outdoor pursuits and the natural world, despite living close to the world’s largest car manufacturing plant. He has lived in Ireland most his life, but his interest in the country was stimulated in part through British Army radio.

Old Galway

Calling all Jes past pupils

Thu, Nov 27, 2014

Like most national schools in the 1950s, the bunscoil in Coláiste Iognáid (the Jes) used to have a little break, known as a ‘sos’, mid morning. The lowest class in the Jes was Bun Rang II and they had a charismatic teacher named Power, who was known only as ‘An Paorach’. This man was a Gaeilgeóir who taught everything through Irish, but made it fun. You had to learn songs like ‘Beidh Aonach Amárach i gContae an Chláir’ or ‘Trasna na dTonnta dul siar, dul siar’. Weather permitting he would use the period of the ‘sos’ to take his pupils out drilling around the pitch, always carrying a whistle and issuing his commands in Irish.

Education

CELTA opens doors to an English teaching career

Thu, Nov 06, 2014

Teaching English as a foreign language, or TEFL, is a popular choice among graduates who want to go travelling or people wishing to change career.

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