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Bumper prizes on offer for winners of three best dressed awards in Galway

Tue, Jul 28, 2015

Glamorous ladies from right across Ireland will be hoping the current spell of dreary weather lifts on Thursday afternoon to reveal some glorious sunshine for the most hotly contested fashion competition in the country.

Tom Mathews pictured with Margaret Nolan of The Town Hall Theatre in Tigh Neachtains Pub promoting his exhibition of titled Alice In Galway which open in the Town Hall on Friday. Photo:- Mike ShaughnessyTom Mathews pictured with Margaret Nolan of The Town Hall Theatre in Tigh Neachtains Pub promoting his exhibition Alice In Galway which is running in the Town Hall. Photo:- Mike Shaughnessy

Shooting The Breeze

'Alice In Wonderland was my introduction to surrealism'

Thu, Jul 23, 2015

Cartoonist, painter, poet, novelist, critic, rock musician, punster, polymath, raconteur and wit; Tom Mathews has so many strings to his bow he could open his own archery club.

Old Galway

Coláiste Éinde, founded 1928

Thu, Jul 23, 2015

Coláiste Éinde was one of the institutions founded by the State shortly after attaining freedom. It initially suffered from ‘growing pains’. It started on October 23 1928 in Furbo House, and later moved to Dublin before eventually finding its home in Threadneedle Road. The building was constructed by Stewarts to house St Louis nuns attending UCG and also for a girls’ organisation.

Croagh Patrick, ‘dominates an already impressive setting’.

Galway Diary

An invitation to climb Croagh Patrick

Thu, Jul 16, 2015

Sunday week, July 26, is Reek Sunday, or Garland Sunday or Garlic Sunday or even Crom Dubh Sunday, and I am sure there are many other names to describe the  famous pilgrimage to Croagh Patrick, when many thousands climb to its rocky summit.

Niall Ó Tuathail.


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.

GMIT Students' Union president Michael Kerrigan.


New GMIT students’ union executive takes office

Thu, Jun 04, 2015

Kilconly native Michael Kerrigan has been elected students’ union president of Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology. Mr Kerrigan will take up the role following a year as deputy president and the union’s first Deputy President for Education, having also completed a year as vice president for welfare. 

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