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Top squash players in Galway

Some of the world's top squash players are returning to Galway to compete in the West of Ireland Open this weekend.

Galway volunteers arm refugees with coding skills for a better future

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The biggest humanitarian crisis since the aftermath of World War Two has led to an exodus of five million people from Syria since 2012. In an effort to help refugees living within the Middle East, a small number of individuals from Galway in February 2016 became part of an ambitious digital learning programme designed to bring computer coding skills to thousands of children, teenagers and teachers living in camps and districts across the region. Known as Refugee Code Week (RCW) the initiative, led by the German software corporation SAP in partnership with the United Nations Refugee Agency(UNHCR) and the Galway Education Centre, has developed course content and provided teams of IT volunteers from across three continents to upskill teachers from Syria and other Middle Eastern countries in delivering coding programmes to young refugees and the youth of host nations from eight years to twenty years of age. The Galway volunteers taking part in the programme are Bernard Kirk, director of the Galway Education Centre and co-founder of RCW, Nuala Allen (SAP in Parkmore), Niall McCormick (Colmac Robotics) and Brendan Smith (NUI Galway). BRENDAN SMITH, who has through his Outreach projects at the university since 2004 worked with asylum seekers in Ireland, was seconded from the Insight Centre for Data Analytics at NUI Galway to become a master instructor in RCW as well as in a sister programme, namely the highly successful Africa Code Week that has been operating since June 2015. Here is his story.

Galway volunteers provide refugees with coding skills for a better future

The Middle East has experienced unimaginable devastation since the 2003 invasion of Iraq. As in all wars, civilians are the innocent victims. In what was once one of the most modern countries in the region, it is estimated that 470,000 inhabitants have died since 2011, over 7.6 millions are internally displaced within Syria and over five million were forced to leave.

Egypt and its role in Irish Christianity

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COULD THE Coptic Christian church of Egypt have played a decisive role in influencing the shape and formation of early Irish Christianity? A public lecture next week in Galway will argue that it did.

The Siege of Jadotville - the Irish Army against the odds

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THE CONGO 1961, and 155 Irish soldiers are surrounded by more than 3,000 soldiers of the Katanga insurgency, heavily armed with artillery, heavy machine guns, and a fighter bomber.

Samaritan Christmas Concert tonight

The walls of the Franciscan Friary church, Athlone will reverberate tonight (Thursday, December 8) when the Samaritans hold their 25th anniversary concert.

Annual Samaritans Christmas concert returns to the Friary

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The 25th annual Samaritans Christmas Festival Concert will be held in the Franciscan Friary Church, Athlone on Thursday, December 8 at 8pm.

Galway Baroque Singers' new concert series

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THE GALWAY Baroque Singers will join forces with the Dun Laoghaire Choral Society, under conductor David Brophy, for Choral Fusion, a new project where both groups will tour and perform together for what they promise will be a "challenging double choir repertoire".

Fancy a cuppa?

Herbal teas are so much more than just a soothing, comforting, pick-me-up. They can also provide the body with a number of natural benefits which may help to improve your mood, sense of wellbeing, and energy levels. Herbal teas have also been used for thousands of years to aid digestion, bloating, relaxation, weight loss, and much more.

Frank O’Sullivan exhibition at Town Hall

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FRANK O'SULLIVAN, from Effin in County Limerick, is the latest artist to exhibit at the Town Hall bar, which curator Margaret Nolan has transformed into a congenial and busy little gallery space.

 

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