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Galway City Museum to pass fifty thousand visitor mark

The Galway City Museum is set to pass the 50,000 visitor mark this year, putting it ahead of most other local authority museums in the country in terms of visitor numbers.

Galway Film Centre ID Projects 2009 screenings

The Galway Film Centre will launch the ID Projects 2009 films will a series of screenings in the Town Hall Theatre.

Public consultation on anti-racism strategy takes place next week

Phase two of the Galway City Anti Racism Strategy – Towards a City of Equals is being drafted and consultations with the public will be held throughout next weekend.

Meet author of beauty book at Eason’s

Fans of award winning beauty blog will be heading to Eason’s bookshop on Sunday at 2.30pm to meet author and blogger Aisling McDermott.

Saw Doctors set to sing a song for Croí

The Saw Doctors, Gemma Hayes, and Tommy Fleming are among 10 prominent west of Ireland artists featured on a new charity CD created to raise funds for heart charity Croí.

Route 66 re-opens this weekend

Change is coming to Route 66 at Keanes Bar and Restaurant, Oranmore this weekend. Renovations began at Route 66 recently with the emphasis on a whole new experience in entertainment, with Kudos arriving in the village this Saturday, November 28.

Pressure mounts for a United victory

As the League of Ireland season drifts towards an interesting conclusion Galway United find themselves requiring a positive result from tomorrow’s Terryland Park test with Derry City.

Maree youngsters come of age

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Oranmore Maree, well-established as Galway’s basketball nursery, is set to embark on a new development with a men’s team in the National League.

Cope and Galway hotels launch office party fundraiser

Cope Galway, in conjunction with the Galway Branch of the Irish Hotels Federation, has launched it Christmas office parties fundraising initiative.

Distorted views of the Claddagh in the 19th century

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English travellers came to Ireland in great numbers during the 19th century, and Galway formed an important stop on the typical tour. The stopover invariably involved token visits to Lynch's Castle, St Nicholas' Collegiate Church, and Queen's College. A visit to the Claddagh was part of the complement of must-see places, and it eventually became one of the most written about sites in Ireland. Many of these commentators travelled the same routes, stayed in the same country houses or hotels and the resulting texts are frequently similar in both content and perspective. The sameness of description permeates many travel accounts and over the century, new information is rare.


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