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Let SeaFest woo you with the magic of the ocean

If Galway Bay was covered with a sheet of strong glass, and if the skies reflected off it, like they do off the water on a summer’s day, you can be sure we would be out there all the time, slipping and sliding on it, falling on our arses on it, making up strange glass-bound games to play on this strange playground.

City book launch for US author of paranormal Bohermore novel

Jennifer Rose McMahon will officially launch her new paranormal/historical novel, Bohermore, in Charlie Byrne’s Bookshop, Middle Street, tomorrow at 6.30pm. There will also be a book signing, reading, and Q&A.

Midsummer’s ball to fund cancer treatments for children in east Africa

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A major fundraising event will take place later this month to raise vital cash to finance the work of a children’s cancer care specialist in Tanzania.

Historic Aer Lingus flight to New York departs from Ireland West Airport

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A group of men and women from the west of Ireland, led by Fr Richard Gibbons, Rector of the Knock shrine, have set out to re-inter the remains of John Curry, the youngest person to witness the Knock apparition of 1879.

Historic Aer Lingus charter to New York takes to the skies from Ireland West Airport

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Monday was a remarkable day for the people of Knock and the Irish diaspora in New York as Fr Richard Gibbons, PP and rector of Knock Shrine, led a group out from Ireland West Airport to New York on Aer Lingus, in glorious sunshine.

Historic Aer Lingus charter to New York takes to the skies from Ireland West Airport

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Yesterday was a remarkable day for the people of Knock and the Irish diaspora in New York as Fr. Richard Gibbons, P.P., and Rector of Knock Shrine led a group out from Ireland West Airport to New York with Aer Lingus in glorious sunshine.

Children - the forgotten mourners

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When a loved one dies children are sometimes unintentionally left out of the grieving process. Families, too shocked and devastated by the passing of a family member, may not even be aware of how much a child is suffering.

Poorhouse from Galway

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“With giant strides destitution and misery progress — the wants of the people daily and hourly progress — the cries for succour and assistance go forth, and ere long, even now, the distress of the poor has attained a degree fearful to contemplate. Turn to what quarter we may, the same dismal tale is told to us — in every direction we see countenance wan with care and hunger. In a like condition are the inhabitants of the rural districts, and we find that parishes — Annadown for instance, which used to supply the markets of Galway so abundantly, after supporting its own people in comfort, are now reduced to a most pitiable condition. There indeed, some of the landlords, at least those who reside at home, have stepped forward seasonably to the relief of their fellow creatures, and headed by the Cregg family, ever remarkable for their benevolence, seem resolved to do their duty.”

‘A New Israel for Iarchonnacht?’

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Week III

The Black Gate Centre - Galway’s newest, hippest arts venue

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GALWAY'S CULTURAL landscape has just acquired a lively and impressive addition in The Black Gate Centre, on St Francis Street. Catering for music, literature, art, film, dance, and learning, it aims to be a home for the artist and a haven for art lovers.

 

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