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Tubberclair students win national award at the 10th annual Our World Irish Aid Awards

The sixth class students of Tubberclair National School, Glasson, received national recognition for their project, which explored the issues facing children in the developing world. 

'I was a working class boy'

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One of the notable shows in this year’s Galway International Arts Festival is Maum at An Taibhdhearc, starring David Heap, who is best known for his role in Fair City. The play is based on a true story, this compelling new drama dares to uncover little known facts about a case that is still clothed in secrets and shame.

Protecting Edward VII - A ‘friend of the Pope’, in Connemara 1903

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Pleased with his friendly reception in Dublin in 1903, His Majesty King Edward VII determined to visit the wilds of Connemara and Kerry. Such a visit presented a number of problems for Dublin Castle, not least was security at a time when nationalism was rearing its head, and seldom lost an opportunity to express itself by demostrations and protests. I learn something of these concerns from a delightful book Memories: Wise and Otherwise. by The Rt Hon Sir Henry Robinson, Bart, KCB. (Published by Cassell and Co, London, 1923). Robinson was head of the Local Government Board in Ireland, and a man, who in the tradition of Somerville and Ross, saw humour in the Irish character, and indeed in the efforts of Britain to maintain control in Ireland.

Daniel O’Connell - A man not without flaws

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It is said that all political careers end in failure. The great Daniel O’Connell’s final slide into earthly oblivion was heralded by the now familiar sight of journalists descending on his estate at Derrynane, Co Kerry, the year before he died. They had scented a whiff of scandal, and like today, doorstepped him.

Gort-based Topform are named finalists in SFA Awards

Topform, the Gort-based makers of creative work surface solutions, has been named as a finalist in the year’s Small Firms Association Awards in the Manufacturing Category, sponsored by competitive energy provider Energia.

Barnacarroll teens shine with inspirational organ donor project

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An impressive group of teens from Barnacarroll have won national recognition for their campaign to encourage their friends and classmates to carry organ donor cards in the hopes they would then be more likely to sign-up as donors in adulthood.

National teaching awards for four Galway lecturers

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Four Galway lecturers — two from GMIT and two from NUI Galway — have been honoured for their work at the inaugural Teaching Hero Awards.

Mayo teacher and students part of the huge success that was EXCITED 2014

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EXCITED – The Digital Learning Festival, the first event organised by the movement of the same name, has been proclaimed a resounding success by its organisers and the hundreds who attended the two day event in Dublin Castle this weekend.

Irish students raise awareness of third world crisis

Five Galway primary schools have been selected as regional finalists in the Our Irish Aid Awards 2014. Corandulla National School, St James’ National School Newcastle, St Annin’s National School Roscahill, Scoil Bhriocain Rosmuc, and Northampton National School Kinvara have been chosen from hundreds of national entries, with their projects being showcased at regional finals taking place in Sligo, Dublin, Limerick and Cork.

GMIT wins three national student achievement awards

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GMIT Students’ Union took home a record three awards at last Thursday's National Student Achievement Awards in Dublin Castle, which was attended by President Michael D Higgins and hosted by the Union of Students in Ireland (USI).

 

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