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The walls of the Franciscan Friary church, Athlone will reverberate tonight (Thursday, December 8) when the Samaritans hold their 25th anniversary concert.
Pádraic Ó Conaire was born on February 28 1882 in a pub by the docks, to middle-class Catholic publicans. He briefly attended the Presentation National School, but when his parents both died young he went to live with some of his extended family in Rosmuc. He later went to school in Rockwell and from there to Blackrock College in Dublin. He emigrated to London and took a lowly job in the civil service. He joined the local branch of Conradh na Gaeilge and flourished as an Irish language teacher and writer. In 1901 he published his first short story, An t-Iascaire agus an File.
The 25th annual Samaritans Christmas Festival Concert will be held in the Franciscan Friary Church, Athlone on Thursday, December 8 at 8pm.
An album featuring songs by young musicians from Galway will be launched this weekend as part of Youth Work Ireland Galway’s Irish Youth Music Awards programme.
A spectacular musical event celebrating God’s love for his creation will take place in Knock Basilica on Saturday and Sunday October 15 and 16. Entitled The Story of Love, this sacred concert brings together choirs from around the world, Italian singers and Irish musicians for a unique musical experience.
There was hardly a marriage of two minds greater than that between Hanna Sheehy and Francis Skeffington, who were married in Dublin in 1903, and who committed their lives to many causes, particularly feminism, pacifism, socialism, and nationalism. Hanna was one of the founders of the Irish Women’s Franchise League, determined to win votes for women. As part of its disobedience campaign, women were urged not to fill in the 1911 Census form correctly. Her husband Francis, totally supportive in all her endeavours, and as head of the household, submitted the following:
An Taoiseach Enda Kenny met students from Balla NS and Davitt College, Castlebar, at Excited Digital Learning Festival in Dublin recently. The theme for this year’s festival, ‘Celebrating Success and Sharing Innovation’, was ably demonstrated by students and teachers from across the country during the two-day event in Dublin Castle, who gave presentations on the tools and techniques they employ when using technology in the classroom, and also by the impressive display of completed student projects from both national and secondary level pupils.
Galway county councillors have backed the city’s bid for the European Capital of Culture at a meeting on Monday following an update on the project from the bid team.
Last week Sabrina Cunningham and Regina Kerrane, both living in Castlebar, graduated with the first wave of jewellery experts in Ireland. The Retail Jewellers of Ireland teamed up with the Company of Goldsmiths to present certificates to 11 graduates. These graduates become the first to have the knowledge and experience to work and sell jewellery in Ireland. Presenting the certificates in Dublin Castle was the assay master, Ana Izquierdo.
Everyone is being asked to get on board and do what they can to support the European Capital of Culture 2020 bid ahead of the June 17 deadline for the submission of Galway’s bid book for the competition.