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President Higgins celebrates the career of Gearóid Ó Tuathaigh

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President of Ireland Michael D Higgins was the special guest at an event in NUI Galway on Monday celebrating the prodigious career of Gearóid Ó Tuathaigh, Professor Emeritus in History.

'I was a working class boy'

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One of the notable shows in this year’s Galway International Arts Festival is Maum at An Taibhdhearc, starring David Heap, who is best known for his role in Fair City. The play is based on a true story, this compelling new drama dares to uncover little known facts about a case that is still clothed in secrets and shame.

Classics lecture for ‘Ma Heavey’

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Readers with an interest in the ancient world will be very welcome to attend a public event hosted by NUI Galway tonight.

Gradam Sheosaimh Uí Ógartaigh 2015 nominees announced

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Gaillimh le Gaeilge, the organisers of Gradam Sheosaimh Uí Ógartaigh, in association with the Galway Advertiser and with support from the IrishTimes and the Galway Chamber has announcde this year’s nominees for Gradam 2015.

Make every effort to open Thoor Ballylee for Yeats’ 150th anniversary

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The efforts by a group of local people to have the famous Yeats' Tower (Thoor Ballylee), near Gort, south Galway, reopened is to be welcomed and supported.

FF and Independents to catch up on FG in the county?

Fine Gael looks set to continue its current dominance of Galway County Council, but Fianna Fáil and Independents are set to have a solid election and may even narrow the gap with the governing party.

Education is exciting, but probably better to leave the Minister at home

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Ms Avril Forrest took her first religion class in the Jes when the school chaplain Fr Derek Cassidy was on sick leave. Famine in Africa, and how the West should respond, was the issue of the day. The class unanimously insisted that the Vatican should sell all its assets, and give the money to relieve world hunger.

‘Up goes that hand again for Galway’

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Those words were a regular part of Mícheál Ó Hehir’s radio commentary on hurling matches in the 1940s and 1950s when Galway were playing. The hand he was talking about belonged to Sean Duggan, who was arguably the greatest goalkeeper ever in the history of the game.

NUIG works with high-tech companies to offer longer work-placements to increase student employability

In a significant development for engineering education and following extensive consultation with industry partners, the NUI Galway College of Engineering and Informatics has announced that the duration of the Professional Experience Programme (PEP) for third year Biomedical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering students will be extended to eight months in duration. Students will now undertake work placement in leading local, national, and international high-technology companies, including medical device companies, from January to August, starting in 2015.

Finalists of Gradam Sheosaimh Uí Ógartaigh to be announced

As part of Seachtain na Gaeilge celebrations, the mayoral representative for the City of Galway, Cllr Dónal Lyons will announce the finalists of Gradam Sheosaimh Uí Ógartaigh 2014 at midday today, March 13 at a press event on the ground floor in the Eyre Square Centre, Galway (beside Sails Café).

 

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