NUI Galway develops online mindfulness training for people living with MS

Thu, Aug 09, 2018

A new online treatment programme called MindfulnessforMS, developed by expert psychologists at NUI Galway has just been launched and aims to help people who are living with primary or secondary progressive Multiple Sclerosis.

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Walk the last bit with Ronan

Thu, Aug 09, 2018

Three worthy charities will benefit from the latest fundraining efforts of that human dynamo Ronan Scully — Ronan Scully is walking from Dingle to Galway at the moment and will see him arrive in Galway on Sunday next.

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Three universities invited to submit proposal for Irish language plan for city

Thu, Aug 09, 2018

Three universities have been invited to submit proposals for an Irish Language Plan for Galway city.

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Minister launches NUI Galway report on sexual consent among third level students

Thu, Aug 09, 2018

The Minister of State for Higher Education, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, TD, this week launched a research report on sexual consent among third level students carried out by the NUI Galway SMART Consent research team in collaboration with their partners at four colleges.

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3,200 runners to pound the Streets of Galway this Saturday evening

Thu, Aug 09, 2018

More than three thousands runners and walkers will take part in the Galway Clinic-sponsored Streets of Galway 8km which will take place in the city this coming Saturday August 11 at 7.00pm, starting from GTI on Fr Griffin Road.

Number pick up takes place at the Claddagh Hall over the following times — 2pm - 8pm on Friday August 10 and on Saturday from 9am - 4pm on Saturday 11th August 11 (race day).

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Ticketless fans to watch hurling final on Eyre Square screen

Thu, Aug 09, 2018

As the hunt for tickets for Sunday week’s All-Ireland hurling final between Galway and Limerick intensified last evening, it was confirmed that thousands of ticketless fans will be able to watch the match on a big screen in Eyre Square.

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Galway's annual Hiroshima peace event takes place on Sunday

Thu, Aug 02, 2018

The annual Hiroshima Peace Event - marking the dropping of the atom bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima by the US military in 1945 - will take place in Eyre Square this Sunday at 1pm.

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Arts festival and NUIG announce signing of new multi-year partnership

Thu, Aug 02, 2018

Galway International Arts Festival and NUI Galway have announced the signing of a new multi-year partnership, which will see one of Ireland’s leading cultural organisations, and the Sunday Times University of the Year 2018 working on a series of initiatives designed to "inspire cultural and creative opportunities for students".

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Arts festival breaks a quarter of a million attendance for first time

Thu, Aug 02, 2018

Galway International Arts Festival broke the quarter of a million attendance figure for the first time in its 41-year history, with 252,748 attendances at more than 200 events across the festival's 14 days.

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Survey launched to document the experiences of LGBT+ migrants in Ireland

Thu, Aug 02, 2018

A new survey has been launched and is seeking to examine the experiences of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT+) migrants in Ireland. Led by Dr Chris Noone from NUI Galway, this is the first national consultation of LGBT+ migrants in Ireland and aims to better understand and support this community.

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For one hour every year, the Streets are yours — Get running

Thu, Aug 02, 2018

The Streets of Galway 8K, sponsored by the Galway Clinic is almost upon us and is now one of the biggest events in the city.

3,200 runners are expected to turn up on Saturday week August 11 and the amount of spaces left is disappearing each day. Registration cut off is midday on Wednesday next August 8, unless capacity is reached earlier which is expected, so be warned.

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Galway Airport - Why are we wasting this great facility, asks former archdeacon

Thu, Aug 02, 2018

We have a facility of huge potential for Galway City and County which is now lying idle. After many years of hard work it cost ca €3.3m to build and was ultimately completed in 1987. It was recently bought by the City/County Councils for €1.1m and is now termed by them as a site. We could never afford to put such a facility in place again and it would be an act of gross blindness and irresponsibility to let it disappear.

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Councillor welcomes works on N84

Thu, Aug 02, 2018

Cllr James Charity has warned motorists to exercise caution along areas of the N84 where the road has been raised, leaving a substantial slope which is particularly pronounced between Corrandulla Barracks and Clonboo.

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Canney welcomes higher education funding initiatives

Thu, Aug 02, 2018

Dep Seán Canney has welcomed the launch of the Higher Education Innovation and Transformation Fund of €5 million, which will be available this year.

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Take trip down memory lane with Salthill exhibition at Leisureland

Thu, Aug 02, 2018

Leisureland is delighted to present Old Salthill, a photographic exhibition by guest curator Tom Kenny of Kenny’s Bookshop and Gallery, who is well-known for his long-running and popular local-history column, Old Galway, in the Galway Advertiser.

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Saint’s great-grandson to bring relic to World Meeting of Families ceremony in Galway Cathedral

Thu, Aug 02, 2018

The World Meeting of Families 2018 will be officially opened with a ceremony in Galway Cathedral on Tuesday August 21 at 7:30pm.

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New data snapshot of Galway reveals population, health, education and more

Thu, Aug 02, 2018

Despite significant growth in recent years, Galway’s population is still just 59 per cent of what it was in 1841, according to a new infographic published by the Western Development Commission.

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NUI Galway childhood obesity study finds low awareness among mothers

Thu, Aug 02, 2018

A significant number of mothers are unable to accurately identify the overweight/obesity status of their children, according to a recent study by an NUI Galway researcher.

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Travel to Ballybrit with Bus Eireann

Mon, Jul 30, 2018

The 2018 Galway Racing Festival will kicks off today Monday, July 30 until Sunday August 5 at Ballybrit Racecourse. Bus Éireann will be providing direct Special Shuttle Services for race-goers for the seven days of this hugely popular event.

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150,000 punters flock to Ballybrit as city gets €60m boost

Thu, Jul 26, 2018

150,000 punters are expected to flock to Ballybrit from Monday when the country’s most popular racing festival gets underway. With more than €2 million in prize money, the meeting will attract the cream of Irish horses and trainers, and will generate in excess of €60m for the local economy over the seven day period.

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