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Vote Yes for compassion, care, and change

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Tomorrow we have a once in a lifetime opportunity to vote to remove the Eighth Amendment from the Constitution. At this point, we have all seen the posters and viral videos; we have received leaflets; and had conversations with friends and strangers. Tomorrow, it will be time to vote. If you have not yet decided how you will vote, I urge you to vote Yes. Let me explain why.

The enduring legend of the Irish Madonna of Hungary

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An extraordinary thing happened in the Hungarian city of Gyor on St Patrick’s Day, March 17 1697. A painting of the Virgin and Child, brought to the city 42 years previously by Bishop Walter Lynch, a member of the esteemed Lynch family of Galway, began to ‘weep copiously’ during Mass. Despite having been wiped clean with linen cloths (one of those cloths is still preserved), it continued to exude ‘a bloody sweat’ for three hours.

US Embassy urges students to apply for J-1 now

The US Embassy in Dublin is advising qualified students who are interested in applying for the J-1 Summer Work Travel (SWT) or Camp Counselor Programme in 2018 to be proactive and begin the application process as soon as possible.

From skullduggery to a fishing industry

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We know very little about manmade piers and quays along the western seaboard before the beginning of the 19th century, when a lavish programme of safe harbours were built not only to encourage fishing, but as relief programmes in times of distress. It was also an attempt to replace the activities of piracy and smuggling with an industry based on the believed bounty from the sea.

Galway house prices continue to rise

House prices in Galway have risen by almost five per cent in the first half of 2017 - the largest increase in the State for the year to date - and house prices also have shown a year on year increase of more than 13 per cent.

Free upcoming events at Coole

A number of free events will take place at Coole in the coming weeks.

Rising Galway house prices now the highest outside of Dublin

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House prices in Galway have risen by almost five per cent in the first half of 2017 - the largest increase in the State for the year to date - and house prices also have shown a year on year increase of more than 13 per cent.

Free events celebrating Lady Gregory’s life and Biodiversity Week at Coole

Coole Park has a rich cultural heritage as the former home of Lady Augusta Gregory and the centre of the Irish Literary Revival. Its present status as a nature reserve is due to the global importance of its extensive wetland system and woodland which borders it. To celebrate both these aspects of Coole there will be two free events during the last weekend in May.

Galway arts/culture groups urged to apply for new funding scheme

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Arts and cultural organisations across Galway city and county are being urged to apply for funding under a new small capital grants scheme which has been launched by the Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs.

Increased funding for local environmental projects

Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Denis Naughten, has announced a large increase to the Local Agenda 21 (LA21) Environmental Partnership Fund.

 

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