City Hall on College Road.

Local News

Scrapping city council will ‘hurt city’s ability to attract inward investment’

Tue, Mar 31, 2015

Scrapping the Galway City Council and allowing the Galway County Council take over its powers would “destroy the marketing power” the city has in “attracting inward investment” and hurt its “tourist pulling power”.

Sinn Féin Roscommon-Galway candidate Claire Kerrane with MEP Matt Carthy. Photo:- Bernard Connor.

Politics

Claire Kerrane to run for Sinn Féin in Roscommon-Galway.

Thu, Mar 26, 2015

Claire Kerrane has been chosen as the Sinn Féin candidate to stand in the new Roscommon-Galway constituency at the 2016 General Election.

Alan Titley.

Shooting The Breeze

‘Cré na Cille is a hymn to the Irish of Connemara’

Thu, Mar 26, 2015

Since its publication in 1949, Máirtín Ó Cadhain’s Cré na Cille has been hailed as a masterpiece. Yet the novel has, in the words of John Banville, “remained locked away from non-Irish speakers”.

Old Galway

The Presentation Sisters, 200 years in Galway

Thu, Mar 26, 2015

In 1815, the warden of Galway Dr French went to Kilkenny to ask sisters of the Presentation Order to return with him to Galway to found a convent here. A Reverend Bartholomew Burke has left a fund of £4,800 for the purpose. Three sisters arrived here in October of that year. They moved into a house in Kirwan’s Lane temporarily, and from there to Eyre Square. On March 25th, 1819, they moved to a house in poor condition that had originally been built as a Charter School and which would become known as the Presentation Convent. The following year they opened their school adjacent to the convent.

This moving image, exquisitely drawn,  shows the local vicar sharing the final hours  of a dying man  in a hovel at Scull, Co Cork. The sketch was made by James Mahony who wrote that in order to make the drawing he had to stand ‘up to his ankles in the flith upon the floor’ The hut was less than 10 feet square. There were three children.
Mahony further wrote that the poor man had buried his wife five days previously. ‘Mullins died and three days later so did the vicar’. ( ILN February 20 1847)

Galway Diary

A ‘selfish, perverse and turbulent’ people

Thu, Mar 26, 2015

As the Great Famine strengthened its fearsome grip on Ireland in the late 1840s and early 1850s, the people were doubly unfortunate that Charles Trevelyan, the Assistant Secretary to the British Treasury, had responsibility for Irish Famine relief.

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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