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A day like no other at Claddagh National School

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It is surely a day that will live long in the memory of the young students of Claddagh National School. After all it is not every day that a duchess comes to visit. As the patron of the UK National Literacy Trust, Camilla travelled to the school to meet children who have taken part in the SUAS literacy programme.

Druid Theatre looking forward to welcoming The Duchess of Cornwall

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The artistic director of Druid says she is 'thrilled and excited' that the Dutchess of Cornwall has chosen to pay a visit to the world famous theatre company during her trip to Galway.

Galway ready to give a 'royal' welcome to Charles and Camilla

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Tourism bosses are confident next week's royal visit to Galway will lead to a surge in the number of visitors from the UK. Views of the city and county will be beamed across the world due to the presence of Prince Charles and Camilla The Duchess of Cornwall on Tuesday. The world's media, which avidly follows members of the royal family to every destination, will undoubtedly ensure the city and county gets a well deserved share of the spotlight.

The Claddagh National School

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An advertisement in the Irish Independent in July 1931 invited tenders from competent builders for the erection and completion of the proposed new St Nicholas’ National School in the Claddagh. When the new school was built it was described as “An attractive rectangular building with a red tile roof made by the Galway Brick and Tile Company”. The outdoor toilets were at the end of the playground.

GTI celebrates its 75th annivary in maritime style

The Galway Technical Institute is celebrating 75 years serving the educational needs of both local learners and, in more recent times, learners from far flung corners of the land.

Galway musicians to teach jazz to youngsters

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Galway musician Matthew Berrill, Irish jazz band Pinto, and Dutch jazzman John Ruocco will give special Jazz With Juniors workshops in schools across the city and county.

Galway to sign cultural agreement with Stirling

Galway and the Scottish city of Stirling are on the verge of signing an agreement that is hoped will boost cultural ties between the cities and provide a boost for the arts, tourism, and the local economies.

Ghouls on the prom

Do not be alarmed if you see hordes of diminutive ghouls and monsters walking along the Prom in Salthill tomorrow (Friday) - it is just a seasonal fundraiser from the children of the Claddagh National School.

Changing fashions, Eyre Square

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There is a wonderful mix of the modern and the traditional in this photograph which was taken at the corner of Eyre Square and Rosemary Avenue in the mid 1930s. The woman in the foreground is wearing a plain black shawl, a petticoat and a ‘práiscín’ which was a heavy canvas apron worn to protect the skirt. Two others are wearing beautifully patterned shawls which must have looked very elegant and colourful. They had probably come into town to sell their wares, and then went shopping with the proceeds, and their baskets are now full. The other women in the picture are all dressed in more ‘up to date’ coats and berets. It looks as if all of these people are waiting for a bus.

Pádraic Ó Conaire, prince of storytellers

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“A short walk on the gravelled path and I was before the man I had come to see. There was a great peace about him as he sat there, leg crossed upon leg, hat rakish on his head, mute in the sculptured dignity of stone. Ever since I had learned the Gaelic, I had loved him, this strange man of dreams whose friends were the birds and the furry people of the wood, the wind and the small white stars.

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