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Beyond the castle walls — it’s Galway Garden Festival time

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The charming surrounds of Claregalway Castle will once again provide the stunning backdrop to the ninth annual Galway Garden Festival, which takes place on Saturday and Sunday week July 7 and July 8.

“Mountain people tend to be very nice people pretty much everywhere”

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Internationally acclaimed mountaineering author, Simon Yates, will visit Galway’s Town Hall Theatre next Thursday, September 7, to present the visually stunning and hugely entertaining My Mountain Life. Best known for his harrowing expedition to the Andes documented in the book and film Touching the Void, Simon is one of the most famous and accomplished exploratory mountaineers of his time.

‘Some people think ultra marathons are for extreme athletes but they are for everybody’

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Galway man Richard Donovan is something of a superstar in the gruelling sport of ultra running. He has made truly epic runs across many of the world’s most extreme climates including the Sahara Desert, Mount Everest, the Inca Trail, and the Amazon jungle. In 2002 he became the first runner in the world to run a marathon at both the North and South poles and in 2009 he was the first athlete to run seven consecutive marathons on seven continents in less than seven days.

 

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