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“The accession of His Majesty King George V was proclaimed in Galway at 2 o’clock on Saturday (21st of May, 1910). The ceremony was performed by the High Sherriff, Mr. Cecil R. Henry, and took place opposite the Courthouse. On the steps of the building there was a fashionable gathering. Outside the hollow square formed by soldiers and police, the crowd was one of immense proportions. About one hundred men of the Connaught Rangers, with their band and the King’s colour, under Major Sarsfield, were formed up in line opposite the Courthouse, and an equal number of the Royal Irish Constabulary, drawn from Galway and outside stations, filled up the remaining sides of the square. They were in charge of Co. Inspector Flower, Districts-Inspectors Mercer and O’Rorke.
During the War of Independence, the Volunteers, for organisational purposes, divided the country into divisions. Connacht and County Clare were split into four such sections. In each of these, the members were divided into brigades, battalions, companies, and flying columns. The First Galway Brigade was divided into three battalions, Castlegar, Claregalway, and Headford.
CLASSICAL, CONTEMPORARY, and Irish trad will be heard in the Galway City Museum when the great ConTempo quartet and guests, play a new series of concerts there entitled 3 Saturdays: 3 Kinds of Music.
The 5th annual Galway Food Festival will take place over the Easter Bank Holiday Weekend from the 24th – 28th March 2016. The theme for this year’s exciting, innovative and delectable food programme is exploring 100 years of Irish Food.
Galway born actress Nora-Jane Noone has been revelling in the success of Brooklyn since the film appeared on Irish screens last month. The movie has certainly lived up to its billing, after it caused quite a stir at its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival last January. A bidding war for distribution rights began and Fox Searchlight Pictures sealed the deal for $9 million which was one of the biggest money deals to ever emerge from the festival.
Galway was, along with Tyrone, Louth, and Wexford, one of the few counties to actually take part in the 1916 Rising, and outside of Dublin, County Galway saw the most significant level of activity.
The Athy family are of great antiquity in Galway. They were originally Anglo-Norman, but on coming here, they quickly became one of the original Tribes. Their estates were mainly in the Oranmore area, they owned the Rinville Estate. They are credited with being the first family to erect a stone building in the city in the 13th century. Castles associated with the family through the years are Ballylee, Carrigín, Glinsk, Castletown, Rinville, Claregalway, Ardmullivan, De Bermingham’s, Aughnanure, and Castledaly.
THE CONTEMPO Quartet have firmly established themselves as a Galway institution and one of Ireland's most popular classical groups, and as 2015 comes to a close they play two shows and have a new album.
ART AND science, one based on subjectivity and a response to the emotions and imagination; the other the result of rational inquiry, study, and experiments to proving or disproving; would seem unlikely bedfellows, each requiring different sides of the brain.
ART AND science - are they complementary disciplines or mutually exclusive? The possible meeting points between the two will be explored in The Chimera Art and Science programme and the exhibition, The Future is Here.