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A TALK on Lady Gregory, a showcase for amateur film makers, a children's event, and Red Bird Youth Collective seeking new members - all are taking place in the Galway Arts Centre on Dominick Street.
A new masterplan to highlight the beauty and history of Ireland's National Parks and Reserves was launched by Josepha Madigan, Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht in Coole Park last Monday.
Coole Park has a rich cultural heritage as the former home of Lady Augusta Gregory and the centre of the Irish Literary Revival. Its present status as a nature reserve is due to the global importance of its extensive wetland system and woodland which borders it. To celebrate both these aspects of Coole there will be two free events during the last weekend in May.
Merlin Park House was a large late Georgian pile surrounded by trees, but built on a sufficient height that it enjoyed views of Galway Bay. It was originally built in the early 19th century by the influential Blake family, who were renowned for throwing wild parties and hunting with the hounds.
‘If we had extra geese or cockerels my mother and myself would bring them to the market in Loughrea on the second Thursday before Christmas that was known as 'Big Thursday'. The market was held on the main street that time, you would not collect much money, maybe three shillings per goose but that would help to buy the Christmas.
Ireland’s greatest short story writer is probably the late Frank O’Connor (1903-1966). Born in Cork city, his autobiography An Only Child (1961) is ironically a celebration of his vivacious but fastidious mother, and their survival from his alcoholic, and at times brutal, father.
INSPIRED BY the #WakingTheFeminists movement, #wakingthefeministswest will celebrate west of Ireland female voices in theatre, dance, devised work, work from the archives, and work by emerging writers.
Inspired by the recent #WakingTheFeminists movement, #wakingthefeministswest is a Galway-based season of plays and performances by Irish women led by NUI Galway Drama and Theatre Studies students and supported by the Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance.