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Galway Cathedral to celebrate turning 50

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Close to 1,700 people are expected to attend a  jubilee Mass in Galway Cathedral tomorrow (Friday) to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the cathedral.

Galway Cathedral

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“Catholic cathedrals in Ireland are monuments to our imitative instincts and conservative distrust of artistic originality. There are examples of new church architecture but in general, Church authorities remained faithful to the Middle Ages and refused to abandon medieval architecture. It is therefore understandable that in 1949 when the building of Galway Cathedral was commissioned, it should have been conceived in a hybrid Romanesque style. In 1959, the foundation stone was laid and on August 15, 1965, the Cathedral of Our Lady Assumed into Heaven and St Nicholas was dedicated by Cardinal Cushing. In December that year the Vatican Council solemnly ended its revolutionary document The Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy which rendered the shape, style, arrangement, and setting of such buildings obsolete and anachronistic. This building was almost an object lesson in insularity. It is clear from the late Bishop of Galway’s instructions that for him art can be no more than decoration, an illustration of scripture or a clearly formulated theology. Art is never an original source, a spiritual revelation, a doing of theology.”

'Music has a way of getting into the soul'

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CLASSICAL MUSIC trio The Priests will perform in the Galway Cathedral on Sunday August 16 at 8pm. The platinum-selling group, featuring three Roman Catholic priests from Northern Ireland - Fr Eugene O’Hagan and his younger brother Fr Martin O’Hagan, from the Derry village of Claudy, and Fr David Largy from Ballymena - perform as part of the Cathedral’s jubilee celebrations.

Orpheus - Elizabethan style

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THE MYTH of Orpheus, retold through the songs and instrumental music of Elizabethan and Jacobean England, is the stuff of Orfea Britannica, a concert in the Galway Cathedral on Thursday August 6 at 8pm.

The Priests and other concerts at Galway Cathedral

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THE PLATINUM selling classical vocal trio The Priests, featuring three Roman Catholic clergymen from Antrim, will be a highlight of the many concerts taking place in Galway Cathedral throughout the summer.

Gorgeous two bed apartment overlooking the harbour

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O'Donnellan & Joyce auctioneers bring to the market a wonderful two bedroom first floor apartment located in the heart of Galway city's dockland area. The development at Barr Toaide was built by TBD Developers in 2004 and is situated between Merchants Road and The Docks. 

Location, location, location

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Mike Mullery of Mullery auctioneers has just brought to the market a stunning two bedroom residence in one of the most desirable locations in the city. Number 1 Canal Court is situated in a small development of six homes which boasts an idyllic location overlooking the canal on Canal Road Upper. 

The Priests to perform in Galway Cathedral

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THE PRIESTS, the classical music vocal trio of Roman Catholic priests from Northern Ireland, will perform a concert in the Galway Cathedral to mark the cathedral's jubilee celebrations.

No Country for Young Women

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SINCE 1993, the Mexican border town of Juarez has been the location of the violent deaths of hundreds of women and girls, including numerous unsolved, under-reported, murders.

€550,000 boost for cycle facilities in the city

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Some €550,000 of a €2.2 million Government grant for transport improvement projects in Galway will go towards developing cycleways in the city and Salthill, and other cycling infrastructure.

 

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