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President and Papal Nuncio to attend installation of new Bishop of Galway

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President Michael D Higgins will be one of the guests of honour this weekend when Galway Cathedral will be packed to capacity for the official installation of its new bishop, Dr Brendan Kelly.

We look forward to the rugby as I take a walk through history

Beginning with games, it is great to see the Allianz Leagues back in full force over last weekend.

'There is a coming together between priests and people as the church gets smaller'

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On Sunday February 11, Bishop Brendan Kelly will be officially installed as the new Bishop of Galway, replacing Bishop Martin Drennan who retired in 2016. For the past 10 years, Bishop Kelly has been at the helm of the Diocese of Achonry, but previously spent many years working in Galway and its environs so his succession to the bishopric is something of a homecoming.

Francis Corbett in his studio

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Francis Corbett was a member of the well known business family who owned Corbett and Sons in Williamsgate Street. He was one of five siblings, one of whom, Gerard, went into the business. Francis also worked there but only for a short time, as he died relatively young in 1946. He was a talented artist, as were his brother Redmond and his sisters Lucy and Agnes. Francis was one of the founders of the Galway Art Club, and became its first treasurer.

New Gaelscoil a boost to the city’s bilingual status

There is something wonderful about a new school. It is as if the newness is willing you on to learn things. It is the equivalent of the nice clean blank page in your copy book. It dares you to write on it, to make sure that its journey from tree to page is not lost on something less than meaningful.

Matt Keane's annual Christmas concerts

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MATT KEANE will host his annual Christmas season concerts - now in their 10th year - in the Claregalway Hotel on the Saturday January 6 and Sunday 7.

astor of Romanian Orthodox community

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Among the many religious pastors in Galway, Fr Tudor Ghita of the Romanian Orthodox church is surely one of the most remarkable. We had first arranged to meet in the bar of NUIG, because Fr Tudor works as a kitchen porter there. An apologetic phone call from him told me he could not meet because he was required to serve as a translator at a court case. And when I suggested we might meet or chat later he informed me he was working for a local pizza company from teatime onwards. It is all a far cry from the nine to five routines of our Catholic priests.

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Burglary in Rahoon

A local lad who went away...and came back

There is a lot to be said about being able to work in your own place, among your own people. It’s very parochial and comforting to be walking the paths of your childhood, waving good mornings to people you grew up with. There is a familial concept to it that forms your every decision for the day.

Papal visit announcement to coincide with installation of new Bishop of Galway

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The ceremonial installation of Bishop Brendan Kelly as Bishop of Galway is expected to coincide with the official announcement of the papal visit by Pope Francis to Ireland.

 

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