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The Custom House Studios at Westport quay and Westport Arts Festival will present exhibition of paintings by Pat Harris and Linda Ruttelynck which opens on Friday October 4 at 7.30pm and runs until Sunday October 27. Pat Harris was born in Dublin in 1953 and studied at the National College of Art and Design from 1973 to 1978 and at The National Higher Institute of Fine Art Antwerp, graduating in 1981. In 2008 he was awarded a PhD in fine art by the University of Antwerp. He has exhibited widely in Europe and he lives in Belgium and teaches painting at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp. Linda Ruttelynck teaches drawing and graphics at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp. She has shown her work at numerous venues across Europe and in the USA. In addition to being included in various private collections her work is also represented in the public collections of the Belgian state, Province of Antwerp, the Prentenkabinet, and the Mercatorcollection Antwerp, Boyle Civic Collection, and Ballinglen Arts Foundation.
THE SONGS of Franz Schubert, one of the leading composers of the Romantic era, will bring the curtain down on Music for Galway’s 32nd International Concert Season.
High performing universities, strong IT sector, international tourism, and a strong focus on a year-round events programme are what keeps Galway at the head of the pack and won it the title of 2013 Great Town at the Urbanisation Award ceremony held in London recently.
Organisers of the Galway Ironman 70.3 have postponed releasing a date for the next Ironman race. The race is held in conjunction with a world series of Ironman contests and has been facilitated by Galway city council since it began two years ago.
At the Irish long course swimming championships, which doubled up as the Irish Olympic trials last weekend, Galway SC swimmer David O’Sullivan qualified to represent Ireland for the European Junior Championships in July in Antwerp, Belgium.
Wheelchair-bound since an accident in 1981, Newport man Tom Chambers knows no bounds. The sports fanatic has completed numerous marathons, pushed the wheels through countless races and inspired a multitude through his unyielding belief that anything is possible. The big man was always active, playing football with his native Burrishoole in his youth and later lining out across the water in England. When a car accident in 1981 left him disabled, it still could not take away his love of life and ambition to push back the boundaries time and time again.
Having had an enjoyable stroll through Galway city and county, it is abundantly clear that Galway literally has everything that anyone could possible want for Christmas, and at a price that despite the budget, we can afford. Also shopping in Galway is fun! And the shops are making every effort to meet our limited pockets by having bargains and beautifully decorated shops. Then after a hectic few hours shopping, and everyone sorted, a hot mulled cider, or a cool German beer in the Bier Keller, at the Eyre Square Christmas market tent, is a blast! Her are some of my suggestions:
The Flying Cheese Brigade, stallholders at the Moycullen Farmers’ Market every Friday, have been named the Best Market Stall of the Year 2011.
Fashion giant Tommy Hilfiger will jet into Galway today (Thursday) to host a public signing session at his city shop.
Castlebar businessman and master chocolatier Dirk Schonkeren, who runs Helena Chocolates, the well known Castlebar café, has just been appointed as a World Chocolate Ambassador by the world’s biggest chocolate company, Barry Callebaut. The prestigious Chocolate Ambassador Club has just 70 members and Dirk is the first chocolatier in Ireland to receive the honour. He will attend a two-day seminar in Belgium and will then be called upon to share his master craft with other chocolatiers from around the globe. Dirk also plans to run some practical introduction to chocolate courses locally in the near future.