GIAF announce line-up for new Winter First Thought Talks programme

Thu, Nov 08, 2018

Galway International Arts Festival (GIAF) has announced the programme for its new Winter First Thought Talks discussion series, which will take place at NUI Galway later this month.

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Almost 18,000 visitors this year to Portumna Workhouse very encouraging for 2019, says Cannon

Thu, Nov 08, 2018

An East Galway TD has welcomed the fact that almost 18,000 people visited the Irish Workhouse Centre in 2018.

Minister for the Diaspora and International Development Ciaran Cannon has said that this figure is comprised of regular visitors, people seeking tourist information and special events such as August`s Madden Gathering.

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COPE Galway tribute to Magdalen women marks start of new era for laundry building

Thu, Nov 08, 2018

COPE Galway this week launched a booklet to Remember, Respect and Record stories of the women who lived and worked in the Magdalen Laundry in Galway. The local charity sees the booklet as a way of acknowledging this painful history while also looking to a new use for the convent building associated with the laundry – a state-of-the-art centre for women and children who experience domestic abuse in Galway.

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Merlin Woods guides sell more cookies than any other Irish Girl Guides unit

Thu, Nov 08, 2018

Members of Merlin Woods Girl Guides won a trip to East Coast Bakehouse – Ireland’s biggest biscuit factory – by selling more packets of Irish Girl Guides (IGG) cookies during the organisation’s inaugural National Cookie Month than any other unit in the country - 1,560 packets in total.

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McDonald’s McDelivery comes to Galway

Thu, Nov 08, 2018

McDelivery is launching in Galway today and is available from three locations across the city to bring you breakfast in bed, lunch al desko, or dinner a deux.

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Corrib Water safety initiative will safe lives

Thu, Nov 08, 2018

Funding for a new water safety initiative will save lives in Galway according to Minister for the Irish Language, the Gaeltacht, and the Islands, Sean Kyne.

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The Enigma Project brings spies and codebreaking to Galway

Thu, Nov 08, 2018

The highly-acclaimed Enigma Project brings mathematics to life through the fascinating history of codes and code breaking. This exciting project is coming to Galway as part of the 2018 Galway Science Technology Festival, which runs from 11-25 November. The Enigma Project brings you on a journey from ancient times to World War Two and on to today’s world of hacking and internet encryption.

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CPO specialist to act for householders affected by Galway City Outer By Pass project

Thu, Nov 08, 2018

Considered the leading expert in the West of Ireland on Compulsory Purchase Orders and Compensation (CPOs), city businessman Ronan Rooney will be representing a select number of landowners on the new Galway City Outer By Pass project (Galway City Transport Project).

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Crowley calls for water fountains and refilling stations in Galway

Thu, Nov 08, 2018

John Crowley, Social Democrat Candidate for Galway City West, is proposing that Galway City and County Councils follow the good example of Dublin Councils in installing water fountains and filling stations throughout Galway, which would encourage re-use and re-filling of water bottles and provide free and safe drinking water to the public.

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Register your company for a chance to win a wellness

Thu, Nov 08, 2018

National experts in employee financial and mental fitness will share practical advice on pensions auto-enrolment and stress management at the Wellbeing at Work breakfast event on 14 November at the Galway Clinic.

Leading financial services firm Hennelly Finance will host the annual workplace wellness breakfast while the event is sponsored by Irish Life Health. All attendees will go in the draw to win a wellness event for their workplace.

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Concert in Augustinian Church in aid of St Vincent de Paul

Thu, Nov 08, 2018

Helen Hancock, a soprano from Oranmore will present a beautiful evening of singing and music in the Augustinian Church, Galway at 8pm on Friday November 9. The concert will also feature her singing teacher, international tenor Owen Gilhooly along with cellist Peter Sébestyén and pianist Ramin Haghjoo.

The programme on the evening to be MCed by Mark Gantlywill be varied with music from Baroque to opera and from sacred to musical theatre. Members of the public of all ages are invited to come along. Proceeds from the concert will go to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. Tickets are available in advance from Vincent’s shop and Spar, Oranmore, Opus II in Galway city and on the door.

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Give the gift of life as Galway Hospice launches Christmas campaign

Thu, Nov 08, 2018

The Galway Hospice, launched its annual Christmas Campaign last week — Christmas is a special time for everyone, and this is especially true for the families that the Hospice cares for. There are many ways to support Galway Hospice this Christmas, from Christmas Cards to Christmas Baubles, E-Cards and even a Gift that keeps on giving. With your support this Christmas, they really can make a difference to families living with life-limiting illnesses at Christmas and beyond.

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Winner all right, winner all right as have-a go Frank Byrnes completes horse racing challenge

Thu, Nov 08, 2018

A love of horse riding, nurtured in his younger days growing up in Oranmore and continued with the Galway Blazers, reached its pinnacle last week when Frank Byrnes completed the Corinthian horse racing challenge in aid of the Irish Injured Jockeys Fund.

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The elves have arrived in Ballybrit for Elf Town 2018

Thu, Nov 08, 2018

All of Santa’s Elves are busy little bees at the moment, they have arrived in Galway Racecourse and are working tirelessly to bring you all of the magic that you would expect and can only imagine from Elf Town 2018 and much, much more. No detail is too small, no corner untouched.

From the moment you enter the doors of Elf Town, your whole family will experience an enchanting winter wonderland.

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Events to remember Armistice Day

Thu, Nov 08, 2018

Events are to be held locally this week to mark the centenary of Armistic Day.

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Save money with a free financial review from Murray Financial Services

Thu, Nov 08, 2018

Murray Financial Services was established by Adrian Murray who has over a decade’s experience in financial services. As a Qualified Financial Advisor, Retirement Planning Advisor and a Pension Trustee Practitioner Adrian believes in providing a professional service to his clients.

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NUI Galway ‘Healthy Heroes’ Event promotes child and adolescent health

Thu, Nov 08, 2018

NUI Galway’s Healthy Heroes event will return next week, running over November 13 and November 14. This two-day event, organised by healthcare students from the Association of Medical Students Ireland (AMSI) Galway and the University’s Paediatric Society, will focus on teaching primary and post-primary school students from around County Galway about the importance of being a “Healthy Hero”, and trying to live healthily.

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NUI Galway conference to explore the use of cartoons in World War One

Thu, Nov 08, 2018

The First World War was a devastating conflict, but how did artists at the time use cartoons to tell the story? An international conference held at NUI Galway will explore this question, discussing the impact of cartoons in Ireland and Europe during the war. The conference will take place in the University’s Moore Institute this Saturday, November 10 in association with the 2018 Galway Cartoon Festival.

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Halo are delighted to welcome Riff Shop, the live DJ / Sax / Percussion trio to Halo on Saturday 10th November.

Thu, Nov 08, 2018

Halo are delighted to welcome Riff Shop, the live DJ / Sax / Percussion trio to Halo on Saturday 10th November.

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River rescue heroes to be nominated for Irish Water Safety award

Thu, Nov 01, 2018

Five Galway teenagers are to be nominated for an Irish Water Safety award for their heroic actions in rescuing a man from the River Corrib on Sunday night.

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