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Heritage Week, the national celebration of our history and heritage, starts on August 23 and some 60 events will take place throughout Galway city and county during the week. Below is a selection of the many free events taking place around County Galway during the week, for a full list of events see www.heritageweek.ie.
Dep Éamon Ó Cuív has called on the new Minister for Activation in the Department of Social Protection, Kevin Humphreys, to look at expanding the Community Services Programme to provide extra community services and employment while reducing the number of people on the live register.
To celebrate Ireland’s family carers, Carers’ Week is being held from Monday June 9 to Sunday June 15 with events in Galway city, Loughrea, and Athenry.
The one thing that distressed Prince Hermann von Puckler-Muskau, during his visit to Galway in the summer of 1828, was that ‘the dirt, the poverty, and the tattered clothing of the common man was beyond belief.’ He finds this hard to accept. He has just come from London, which was then possibly the most prosperous city in Europe, with its great shops, merchandise, theatre, and visitors. After Trafalgar (1805), British ships could sail the seas, and extend its empire unchecked; and after Waterloo (1815), its armies were triumphant and feared.
The links between Ireland and Canada were celebrated in the twinning of County Galway town Athenry with Renews-Cappahayden in Newfoundland.
An Athenry Slí na Sláinte walk will take place next week to raise funds for the Irish Heart Foundation.
Shirley Piggins will be taking reservations for the Civic Trust outing on Saturday September 17 on 098 26738. The trip will take in Athenry castle, walls and abbey; Aughrim battle interpretative centre; and a talk and lunch at Ballingarry Park and probably one or two later stops.
Historical attractions play a major role in ensuring that Galway is Ireland’s premier tourist destination, that is according to Galway West TD Seán Kyne.
BRIAN FRIEL’S classic play Translations comes to the Galway Arts Festival next week in an innovative site-specific staging from Ouroboros Theatre Company at Oranmore Castle.
TULCA, GALWAY city’s festival celebrating the visual arts returns in November and to whet appetites, the programme of events for this year’s festival will be launched tonight.