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The Medical Missionaries of Mary were founded by a remarkable Irish woman Mother Mary Martin in 1937, dedicated to providing health care in underdeveloped regions of the world.* While working at ‘Mile 4’ hospital (St Patrick’s), near Abakaliki, eastern Nigeria, Dr Dom Colbert regularly visited the near-by leprosarium, which, despite the pitiful deformities, he describes as a ‘peaceful, tranquil place’. The lepers there were all long-term patients, ‘many had distorted faces, lacked ears or noses…deformities of the hands or feet with missing fingers or toes.’ Recurrent ulceration and infection of the skin required constant attention, dressing changes, and meticulous hygiene.
Galway two men’s Superleague basketball sides continue their preparations for the new season when they compete in the second annual Donie Greene Memorial Tournament in Oranmore this weekend.
NUI Galway has announced the appointment of master planning consultants to assist in the preparation of a plan which will result in a strategy for a structured approach to regeneration of the lands at Nun’s Island in Galway City.
Top Irish stand-up Colin Murphy is making a break for the will-it-be-a-hard-or-soft-border to bring his new tour, which recently sold-out Northern Ireland venues as he would say "down south."
TWO SONATAS by Schubert, and Tchaikovsky's 'The Seasons', will be performed in Galway by one of the finest classical musicians to ever come from Ireland - Belfast pianist Barry Douglas.
A Galway based Palestine solidarity group has written to the Irish Football Association in Belfast calling for the upcoming international friendly between Northern Ireland and Israel to be called off.
Widely revered as one of Ireland’s finest interpreters of song, Seán Tyrrell is in the Town Hall Theatre studio next week with Message of Peace, his celebration of Irish hero John Boyle O’Reilly (1844-1890).
BETWEEN HIS stand-up sets and his TV roles as Fr Gabriel in Bridget and Eamon, and co-presenter on Republic Of Telly, Edwin Sammon has emerged as one of the most popular comedians in the country.
MARK COUSINS, the director of The Story of Film: An Odyssey and I Am Belfast, is coming to Galway to present his new documentary about Orson Welles, to be screened at the Pálás.