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COPE Galway tribute to Magdalen women marks start of new era for laundry building

COPE Galway this week launched a booklet to Remember, Respect and Record stories of the women who lived and worked in the Magdalen Laundry in Galway. The local charity sees the booklet as a way of acknowledging this painful history while also looking to a new use for the convent building associated with the laundry – a state-of-the-art centre for women and children who experience domestic abuse in Galway.

Pádraic Ó Conaire: man and monument

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On October 6 1928, writer, journalist, teacher, and raconteur Pádraic Ó Conaire died in tragic poverty in Richmond Hospital, Dublin, at the age of 46. Since the turn of the century he had established himself as one of the leading lights of the Gaelic Revival, an innovative writer who pioneered the short story in Irish.

COPE to remember Magdalene women as part of laundry renovation

A special project to remember the Magdalene Laundry women will be undertaken as part of the renovations of the convent building in Forster Street.

COPE Galway to remember the women linked to the dark history of their new centre

In advance of its move to the former Magdalene Laundry on Forster Street, COPE Galway has embarked on a project to remember the women associated with the former Magdalene Laundry on Forster Street.

Remembering the explosion at Lochán Beag

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Next week a commemoration will be held to remember the tragic explosion of a sea mine, 100 years ago on June 15 1917, at Lochán Beag about three miles west of An Spidéal.

Historic bilingual publication of Pádraic Ó Conaire’s classic stories

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First published in Irish in 1918, Seacht mBua an Éirí Amach/Seven Virtues of the Rising is a collection of seven stories by Pádraic Ó Conaire (1882–1928), published in English for the first time. Despite the title of the collection, the stories themselves are not directly concerned with the actual events of the 1916 Rising, although there are several allusions to key figures and locations.

1916 exhibition and wreath laying events

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THE CENTENARY of the 1916 Rising and its aftermath will continue to be marked in Galway with two events taking place, one today, the other later this month.

Flowers for Magdalene’s event takes place at Bohermore Cemetery

A flower laying ceremony will be held at the Magdalene graves in Bohermore cemetery on Sunday at 3pm. This is part of the national Flowers for Magdalene’s event, which will see flowers being laid on Magdalene graves in cities and towns throughout the country that were home to Magdalene Laundries.

Lots happening in Galway for Heritage Week

More than 120 events are scheduled to take place in Galway during National Heritage Week which runs from Saturday August 22- Sunday August 30. One of the biggest highlights is the return of the immensely popular Loughrea Medieval Festival next weekend. This year the festival is entitled The Gathering of the Clans, and it will be jam packed full of free, fun events for all the family. Check out www.loughreamedievalfestival.com, for more details.

 

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