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Circus skills workshop at Galway City Museum

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THE FIRST circus took place in 1768 when Philip Astley drew out a ring on an abandoned patch of land in London’s Waterloo and presented a show featuring bareback riders, jugglers, acrobats, clowns, and strong men.

Tourism Ireland film highlights Galway attractions

Tourism Ireland has created a new online film to highlight some of the many wonderful festivals and attractions our international visitors can enjoy in Galway.

Persse’s Distillery

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For much of the 19th century, the Persse family ran one of the most successful distilleries in Ireland. Their product became world famous. They were major contributors to the industrial life of Galway and provided much needed employment. In addition to their staff, they were also supplied by a number of artisans working in the Nuns Island area — coopers, cork manufacturers, printers, carters, case makers, etc.

Museum to host exhibition on African-American champion fighter buried in Galway

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AN EXHIBITION about a leading African-American bare-knuckle fighter of the 1800s, who later lived and died in Galway, officially opens at the Galway City Museum today at 5pm.

Denis Mockler to launch new poetry collection

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DENIS MOCKLER is best known as a singer-songwriter, but next week he lain chest a new poetry collection - Poetry From The Heart of Galway.

100,000 to flock to city for Seafest scorcher

Galway city is set for a midsummer boost of up to €7m this weekend when more than 100,000 people flock to the city for the mouthwatering Seafest event.

Five ‘must-sea’ attractions at SeaFest 2018

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From famous ships to flyboarding, seafood and sailing, there is a host of activities on offer at SeaFest 2018, taking place in Galway Harbour on June 29, 30, and July 1.

Over The Edge Writers’ Gathering

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THE WRITERS Eleanor Hooker, Nathanael O’Reilly, and Anne Casey, will read from their work at the Over The Edge Writers’ Gathering, in The Kitchen Café of the Galway City Museum on Friday June 29 at 8pm.

Recalling Galway's three-in-a-row All-Ireland victories

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GALWAY GAA footballers have won the All-Ireland nine times, but surely its greatest achievement to date has been the magnificent three in a row All-Ireland victories in 1964 and 1965, against Kerry, and in 1966 against Meath.

Book launches at next Over The Edge Writers’ Gathering

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FOUR NEW books will be launched at the next Over The Edge Writers’ Gathering - poetry collections by Stephanie Conn, Robyn Rowland, and Kate Ennals, and a new short story collection from Rosemary Jenkinson.

 

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