New film on a patient’s perspective of the live-saving research

Thu, Apr 27, 2017

A new film has been produced, with the support of the Huston School of Film & Digital Media at NUI Galway, featuring the extraordinary work of the Blood Cancer Network Ireland (BCNI). Clinical Trials – A Patient’s Perspective brings viewers, from the perspective of a current patient, Christopher McEvilly from Oughterard in Co. Galway, into the life-saving research and work carried out by the BCNI.

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Have you the talent to be Ros na Rún’s next hunk?

Thu, Apr 27, 2017

Calling all aspiring actors! Ros na Rún, TG4’s flagship Irish language soap opera is casting for a male actor in his 20s for their next season which will begin filming in August. Budding actors interested in sinking their teeth into challenging, exciting, and dramatic storylines are encouraged to apply for an audition by emailing a CV and recent headshot to leiriuchain@rosnarun.com. Fluent Irish is essential for this role. The deadline for applications is Wednesday May 10.

Ros na Rún is renowned for the high quality of its dramatic scripts and has the unique ability to portray the realities of contemporary Gaeltacht and rural living with humour and intelligence.

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Oughterard woman appeals for assistance to help her receive life-changing US treatment

Thu, Apr 27, 2017

My life is far from the normal 23-year-olds. I never lived a normal life but hopefully I will with the help of Johns Hopkins. I live in bed most of the time as I am unable to do the normal everyday things all people do.

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Galway do the double at the Irish Youth Music Awards

Thu, Apr 27, 2017

A group of young musicians from Galway have secured an historic double at the Irish Youth Music Awards, winning the national competition for the second year in a row.

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Tribute to author Michel Déon at NUI Galway

Thu, Apr 27, 2017

Adjunct Professor and honorary graduate of NUI Galway, the late Michel Déon was remembered this week at the university as the Chair of French will be named in his honour. The event took place as part of a day of tribute to the French author jointly organised by NUI Galway, Cúirt International Festival of Literature and the French Embassy, in the presence of French Ambassador to Ireland, M. Jean-Pierre Thébault, and of one of Michel Déon’s fellow members of the Académie Française, M. Frédéric Vitoux.

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Calling all brilliant women

Thu, Apr 27, 2017

Enable Ireland and TV personality Anne Cassin will host a special Brilliant Women Tea Party on Sunday May 7 from 3pm at The Ardilaun hotel. The event is being organised to celebrate women who excel and create positive change in their chosen fields, with all proceeds supporting the work of Enable Ireland Galway.

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Graduate to tell conference about her experience of public’s involvement in healthcare research

Thu, Apr 27, 2017

An NUI Galway graduate who has impaired vision, will this morning (Thursday) speak about her experience of working with laboratory based researchers investigating treatments and cures for blindness, at a conference at NUI Galway.

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Funding for music services in the county welcomed by Kyne

Thu, Apr 27, 2017

Close to €24,000 has been allocated to music groups and musicians in Galway and Mayo under the Music Capital Scheme, including to the Athenry Music School and We Banjo Three’s Enda Scahill.

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Nine-day festival keeps bogs at top of agenda

Thu, Apr 27, 2017

Only a small amount of blanket bog exists in the world and Ireland possesses eight per cent of the world’s blanket bog and is the most important country in Europe for this type of habitat. As a result, Conamara Bog Week will celebrate its 33rd year this May, with a nine-day festival packed with walks, talks, music and poetry, all in honour of the rugged landscape that surround Letterfrack.

Festival goers are invited to engage in invigorating Connemara Bog Walks which will take place daily from Monday to Friday. Morning walks will be led by local ecologist Marie Louise Heffernan and the afternoon walks will be led by a member of the staff of Connemara National Park. Internationally acclaimed ecologist Gordan D’arcy will also give a fascinating talk entitled ‘Connemara explored’ in the Connemara National Park which will also play host to a poetry reading by Theo Dorgan, Moya Canon and Michael Gorman as well as the launch of the Letterfrack Poetry Trail book (Sunday June 4th ).

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New framework launched to help towns and villages plan and apply for funding

Thu, Apr 27, 2017

Minister of State for Gaeltacht Affairs and Natural Resources, Seán Kyne, has said the new Framework for Town Centre Renewal will help guide improvement plans for towns and villages across Galway.

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Thu, Apr 27, 2017

Fresh from their series of magnificent wins at this year’s Skibbereen Grand League Regatta, Limerick Regatta and Irish Schools Regatta the Colaiste Iognaid (Jes) Rowing Club will hold a fundraising Ergathon in Galway on the Bank Holiday Monday May 1.

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People urged to take part in suicide survey

Thu, Apr 27, 2017

The public is being asked to take part in a survey about suicide in a bid to reduce the incidence of both it and self harm in the west of Ireland.

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Gardai seek information on Tuam raiders

Thu, Apr 27, 2017

Gardai in Tuam are investigating a break-in at a house in the town last weekend in which a number of tools were stolen.

Last Friday night (April 21), the raiders entered a shed at a house on the Upper Dublin Road in the town. They made away with a selection of tools including a Parkside pink and black hammer drill, a small Parkside gun drill, a 4.5” Parkside green and black angle grinder, and a 9” Makita angle grinder.

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The Coronas, Jenny Greene, and RTÉ Concert Orchestra for Big Top gigs this summer

Thu, Apr 27, 2017

THE CORONAS, one of Ireland’s best loved bands will headline at the Big Top to close the Absolut Big Top music programme at the Galway International Arts Festival this summer, while the day before 2FM’s Jenny Greene and the RTÉ Concert Orchestra join forces for a night of dance anthems.

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MoJoCon brings the best in mobile media to the west

Thu, Apr 27, 2017

Augmented and virtual reality, apps, the future of journalism, and the age-old debate of IOS vs Android will be among the topics up for discussion at RTE MoJoCon, the international conference on mobile journalism which will be held in Galway next week.

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Court hears emotional impact statements as man receives life sentence for murder

Thu, Apr 27, 2017

The sister of a 30-year-old Latvian man who was strangled to death by a fellow Latvian has said she misses her brother every day and she still cannot believe that he is dead. The testimony was heard as part of a victim impact statement read yesterday (Wednesday) to the Central Criminal Court in Dublin, where a 31-year-old man was sentenced to life in prison for murdering the woman’s brother.

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Roberts was last singer to make a Marc for Ireland in Eurovision

Thu, Apr 27, 2017

As a kid I loved Eurovision. The build-up, that iconic anthem, the sheer fact that across Europe, we were all tuned in to watch the same things. Back in those days, RTE's only eurowide broadcast would have been when they showed the European Cup and European Cup Winners Cup finals.

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Grealish rubbishes Government response to moving UHG services to Merlin Park

Wed, Apr 26, 2017

Government "dodging the issue" of moving services from UHG to Merlin Park to solve overcrowding at the UHG Emergency Department is "unhelpful" and "the people of Galway and the west of Ireland deserve better."

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Thousands expected to flock to Galway for SeaFest

Sat, Apr 22, 2017

Thousands of visitors will flock to Galway for SeaFest 2017 and enjoy an exciting programme of events that celebrate the sea. The national maritime festival will be held from June 30 to July 2 2017 in Galway Harbour, and this year, the festival will expand to include new activities in the nearby Latin Quarter and Salthill.

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Galway loses in battle of council budgets

Thu, Apr 20, 2017

County Galway residents are facing shortfalls in services due to funding issues.

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