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Galway Theatre Festival line-up unveiled

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BITE CLUB was chock a block with eager punters on Monday evening for the programme launch of this year’s Galway Theatre Festival, and once again festival manager Máiréad Ní Chróinín and her team have put together a mouth-watering array of exciting, challenging, and entertaining shows.

Simon Daly art exhibition in Galway City Gallery

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THE ARTIST Simon Daly was born in Dublin, but moved to Galway 14 years ago, and has been living here since, and his latest exhibition is being held in the Galway City Gallery.

Galway couple launch fourth book in popular children’s series

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Captain Cillian, the bi-lingual sea faring adventurer, takes once again to the high seas of Ireland in the latest instalment in the series released today.

Business France Galway networking event

On November 2 from 6pm, Business France Ireland will be holding its first networking event in Galway, at the Galway Technology Centre, Mervue Business Park, in partnership with Galway Chamber of Commerce, CCEF, La French Tech, and Schneider Electrics.

Galway, historic towns atlas

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On Monday next, November 1st, President Michael D. Higgins will launch the latest title in a series of Historic Towns Atlases of Ireland. This one is on Galway and is compiled by Jacinta Prunty and Paul Walsh. It is essentially an illustrated history of the development of the built up area of the city as seen through 57 illustrations starting with the earliest printed maps of Galway, antiquarian prints, 19th century paintings and photographs. Many of these are in colour, and many are A3 in size.

Pádraic Ó Conaire statue returns to museum today

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The iconic statue of writer Pádraic Ó Conaire will finally be returned to the Galway City Museum today, in advance of a bronze replica being installed in Eyre Square later this year - the statue's original home.

Art exhibitions in Galway city

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A NUMBER of exhibitions are taking place in Galway city throughout the month of August, including shows by Helen Roberts' and Breda Fox.

Rising Beyond encapsulates Galway life over the past hundred years

An innovative project comprising an exhibition and book, which is forming part of the local Easter Rising centenary celebrations in 2016, has been launched.

The Athy Doorway

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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.

Your museum needs your help in telling the story of revolutionary Galway

Galway City Museum needs your help to tell Galway’s revolutionary story in a new exhibition entitled Revolution in Galway, 1913-1923, due to open in Spring 2016.  This exhibition offers Galway people the chance to have their story told alongside the national story that we are already so familiar with.  The Revolutionary years leading up to the Easter Rising of 1916 through to the War of Independence and the Irish Civil War had a major impact on the shaping of modern Ireland. What part did Galway play? What steered ordinary Irish people on the path towards Irish Nationalism? 

 

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