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Galway’s second Cartoon Festival kicks off this weekend on Saturday, and last year’s little acorn has already had an impressive growth spurt. Last year the festival was confined to two venues, whereas this year’s event features work by more than 70 cartoonists from all around the world which will be on show in a minimum of eight locations across the city.
On August 4 1914, Lt Col Henry Jourdain, Commander of the Connaught Rangers in Renmore Barracks, Galway, received mobilisation orders which changed the lives of thousands of families throughout the city and county. Urgent appeals for recruits were sent out. Hundreds of young men began arriving from all over Connacht. Temporary military camps were set up outside the barracks to cater for the recruits.
The First World War was a devastating conflict, but how did artists at the time use cartoons to tell the story? An international conference held at NUI Galway will explore this question, discussing the impact of cartoons in Ireland and Europe during the war. The conference will take place in the University’s Moore Institute this Saturday, November 10 in association with the 2018 Galway Cartoon Festival.
Saturday night next November 3 at 7.30 pm in Knock Basilica will see two of Ireland’s leading female vocalists take to the stage in a concert performance of Handel’s legendary Messiah with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra.
A new Irish healthcare company aims to tackle Connacht's lengthy hospital waiting lists by providing patients with direct access to some of Europe's best hospitals and medical care.
The belief of the abduction of humans into the fairy world is a common theme in our Irish folklore tradition, as it is in most fairy beliefs throughout Europe. Pre baptised children and young brides are often common targets. Parents may be shocked when they first see that their infant child has been replaced by ‘a wizened fairy’, and quickly realise that the child is a changeling. Although these events are shrouded in mystery, there was often a satisfactory explanation, allowing us to understand the occurrence in human terms.
Following sell-out performances in Westport in April and December 2016, one of Ireland’s top bands 'The Swing Cats' will return to Westport Town Hall Theatre on Saturday, November 3, with their smash hit musical timeline show.
The European Parliament has voted through legislation to ban single use plastics like cotton buds, stirrers, plastic plates and cutlery, Mairead McGuinness MEP and Vice-President of the European Parliament has confirmed.
Ford will add a spacious new generation Mondeo Hybrid wagon (estate) variant from next year. It will coincide with the enhancing of the range of Mondeo Hybrid petrol-electric vehicles in Europe next year.