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On August 4 1914, Lt Col Henry Jourdain, Commander of the Connaught Rangers in Renmore Barracks, Galway, received mobilisation orders which changed the lives of thousands of families throughout the city and county. Urgent appeals for recruits were sent out. Hundreds of young men began arriving from all over Connacht. Temporary military camps were set up outside the barracks to cater for the recruits.
COPE Galway this week launched a booklet to Remember, Respect and Record stories of the women who lived and worked in the Magdalen Laundry in Galway. The local charity sees the booklet as a way of acknowledging this painful history while also looking to a new use for the convent building associated with the laundry – a state-of-the-art centre for women and children who experience domestic abuse in Galway.
On Saturday November 10, the eve of the centenary of the armistice which ended WWI, Galway City Museum will host a special lecture on The Great War of 1914 to 1918.
A bronze plaque, dedicated to those who served under Galwayman and 1916 Proclamation signatory Éamonn Ceannt, in Dublin during the Easter Rising, was recently unveiled at the Galway City Museum.
POETRY SLAMS are common and there are always opportunities for poets to read their work aloud. Not so for fiction writers, which is why the annual Over The Edge Fiction Slam is such a welcome event.
THE 2018 Galway Jazz Festival begins this evening [Thursday October 4] at 8pm with a performance by the radio.string.quartet at St Nicholas' Collegiate Church, kicking off a weekend of 60 events, in 20 venues, and featuring some 150 musicians.
The Galway City Council will be among 15 local authorities in the State taking part in the first National Make Way Day, an initiative to raise awareness of the needs of people with disabilities in the public spaces we all share.
The Galway City Council will apply for funding from Fáilte Ireland of up to €6 million for a new three storey museum building incorporating the refurbishment and restoration of Comerford House.
ANY GALWEGIANS possessing a Cumann na mBan badge from the revolutionary era are being asked to bring it to the Galway City Museum which is holding an illustrated talk on the group this weekend.
Chris Okeke is one of Galway’s leading Nigerian expats; in his many years here he has been a noted community development advocate who has contributed to many projects in the city.