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‘Rather than die, the people submitted’

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The Great Famine of 1845 - 49 hit Achill Island particularly hard. Given the poor quality of its soil there was little or no alternative to the potato crop which failed throughout those years. Once the severity of the calamity became apparent, and that help from the government was begrudging and insufficient, there was a sensible coming together of Protestant and Catholic clergy to try to calm and feed the people.

The Dark Shadows of The Famine

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THE IRISH Famine, the greatest humanitarian disaster in Europe in the 19th century, leaving one million people dead, with another million fleeing the country, is examined in a new exhibition.

A different view on the odes of John Keats

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THE POETRY of John Keats is often discussed in terms of the poet's appreciation of beauty and sensuousness, but a new book by a Galway academic argues there is more to the man's work than that.

Silence, storytelling, and Stano

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THE GROUNDBREAKING Irish composer Stano, brings his latest work, 'In Between Silence’, described by New York reviewer Rosie Vaughn as “a masterclass in storytelling”, to the Galway International Arts Festival.

Galway Franciscans and Poor Clares celebrate launch of www.holyname.ie

If you’ve ever wondered about the significance of the little blue tiles over the doors of some of the older houses in Galway, then wonder no more as a new website launched by the Franciscans and Poor Clares will help shed some light.

Galway Franciscans and Poor Clares celebrate launch of www.holyname.ie

If you’ve ever wondered about the significance of the little blue tiles over the doors of some of the older houses in Galway, then wonder no more as a new website launched by the Franciscans and Poor Clares will help shed some light.

Public history lecture on the SS to be held in city next week

The SS, Nazi Germany’s most feared elite regiment, responsible for some of the most appalling crime against humanity in WWII, will be the subject of a public lecture in Galway next week.

Harkin calls on young people to enter Nobel Prize trip contest

Independent MEP Marian Harkin has called on all eight- to 24-year-olds to “get creative and enter the EU drawing and writing competition to be in with a chance of attending the 2012 Nobel Peace prize ceremony in Oslo.”

Forget socks and buy our single, says senator

A new recording of Simon and Garfunkel’s ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’, featuring TDs and Senators, as well as the Dublin Gospel Choir and the Lucan Gospel Choir, has been released.

Saw Doctors hope backpackers will make tour of Australia a roaring success

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Next month will see The Saw Doctors travelling to Australia for their first time in 17 years and the band is calling on Irish backpackers as well as the Australian-Irish community to come out in force and support the band.

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