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A Galway student was caught up in the horror that ensued when two bombs detonated in Brussels on Tuesday. Following on from the atrocity in Paris last November when 130 people were killed, 31 innocent citizens lost their lives after attacks at Brussels International Airport and a city metro station on Tuesday morning. The death toll continues to rise as 200 people were injured, many critically.
A group of teaching staff from third-level colleges in Europe visited GMIT this week to outline the opportunities for Irish students to study abroad under the EU Erasmus Plus programme. The visit is part of a joint GMIT/IT Tallaght-hosted International Week.
Our homes are precious places. They are the last bastion of the day dreamer, they are the harbours to which our emotional ships flee in time of strife and bother. To our homes, we afford a feeling of invincibility because they are not bolstered alone by bricks and mortar, but by love and memories and familial strength. That is why when homes are burgled, so much more is lost than the goods that are taken. What is stolen first and foremost is the sanctity of the home, that the boundaries have been breached by someone not welcome, not invited.
Children from Northampton National School in Kinvara took part in a Well-being Day last Friday. With the support of funds from the European Erasmus Plus programme, children were able to experience activities delivered by experts in key areas of well-being and mindfulness.
Kathryn Casserly of Castlegar AC produced a storming run to win day two of the senior ladies' event at the Connacht Cross Country League on Sunday in Longford.
Some 15,700 attended the 19th Baboró International Arts Festival for Children over the course of the week-long festival, which ended last Sunday. This year’s festival came with a promise to ‘do your heart good’ and the rich and varied programme made sure of that. With shows catering for babies right up to ages 15, this year’s festival featured beautifully imaginative and inspiring shows from Ireland as well as Canada, the Ukraine, Italy, Belgium, and Spain.
TODAY SEES the opening of the 19th Baboró International Arts Festival for Children opens in Galway, and for the next seven days, children and families can enjoy a creative extravaganza of theatre, puppetry, dance, music, animation, exhibitions and workshops.
FOR THOSE of us blessed with kids, or who can borrow kids, a highlight of the year is the Baboró International Arts Festival for Children. So it was with great delight that your trusty correspondent attended the Monday evening launch for this year’s festival where details of the 2015 programme were unveiled.
Galway's Martin McEvilly (above) has taken silver at the World Masters Athletics championships in Lyon, France.
An exciting programme of Galway events is planned to celebrate Heritage Week which begins on Sunday.