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Galway will host European royalty on Tuesday August 21, when His Imperial and Royal Highness Archduke Imre de Habsbourg-Lorraine of Austria, will participate in a ceremony at Galway Cathedral honouring his great-grandfather, Blessed Karl of Austria, who, as Karl I, was the last Habsburg Emperor.
BRIAN DOWNEY, a founder-member of Thin Lizzy, and the drummer with that peerless and influential Irish hard rock band, is coming to Galway to give a concert at Monroe's.
The relics of St Therese of the Child Jesus and her parents will be in Ireland for the World Meeting of Families 2018. The relics will travel throughout Ireland and will be brought to Galway Cathedral on Thursday 16 August and Loughresa the next day.
We have a facility of huge potential for Galway City and County which is now lying idle. After many years of hard work it cost ca €3.3m to build and was ultimately completed in 1987. It was recently bought by the City/County Councils for €1.1m and is now termed by them as a site. We could never afford to put such a facility in place again and it would be an act of gross blindness and irresponsibility to let it disappear.
The annual Hiroshima Peace Event - marking the dropping of the atom bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima by the US military in 1945 - will take place in Eyre Square this Sunday at 1pm.
AN AMBIENT soundscape, full of echoing, ghostly drones, underpinned by four gently shifting, rising, falling notes, looms into the ears, before the voice of Bell X-1's Paul Noonan intones, "And the words rain down like confetti..."
g two successes in the Honda Civic Type R Challenge 2018 at the Magny-Cours and Spa-Francorchamps circuits, the high-performance hatchback has set a new two minutes and 31.32 seconds lap record for a front-wheel drive production car at the Silverstone GP circuit in Britain, beating the benchmark set by the previous generation Civic Type R in a similar challenge in 2016.
This has been a tremendously interesting week. Before we begin on our usual chat and conversation, there is one item which is outstanding and which we simply should reflect upon, and that is the rescue of the 12-member boys soccer team and their coach from a flooded cave in Thailand.
Top English Premiership rugby club Wasps will play Connacht in a highly attractive season opening fixture at Dubarry Park, Athlone. This match, which will be Connacht new head coach Andy Friend’s first game in charge, kicks off at 3pm on Saturday, August 18. Tickets are now on sale for this encounter (see below for details).
Galway 2020’s Project Baa Baa will present the first of its events as a part of Sheep 2018 Farm to Fork in Athenry this weekend.