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"Man plans, God laughs" is an old Yiddish proverb, the equivalent of "the best laid plans can come undone", but who undoes them? Does the fault lie with the person making the plans or does God, fate, or some predetermined outcome decide that sometimes, things just will not go your way.
The Galway Food festival now in its 4th year will take place over the Easter bank holiday weekend from Thursday 2nd to Monday 6th April.
Galway’s top two athletes Paul Hession and Olive Loughnane continue their preparations for the Olympics.
I am glad Galway does not have Michelin starred restaurants. I have eaten in two Dublin restaurants when the family occasion, so I was told, warranted a Michelin starred meal. The first occasion was very good. The owner/chef visited all the tables and chatted pleasantly, hoping that we had enjoyed our meal. We all had. On the following two occasions, including another restaurant, which to my disbelief, retained its Michelin star this year, both meals were a disgrace. Incredibly over priced, snobby and condescending waiters, tiny portions, and pretentious food. Apart from the obligatory ‘is everything all right?’ no sincere effort was made to connect with the customer.
Galway city is the ideal location for the introduction of a bike-share service as it would encourage healthy activity and play a role in reducing the city’s transport and traffic problems.
New research initiated by teams at NUI Galway and the University of Helsinki has revealed that the true rate of global warming caused by greenhouse gases has been masked by the cooling effects of tiny airborne particles. According to the research these atmospheric aerosols — also known as particulate matter — form reflective haze and cloud layers which lead to an aerosol cooling effect. However new technologies and stricter environmental controls will see that effect reduced in the years ahead.
Students from the Midlands were celebrating this week after taking home a number of awards from the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition 2011 which took place at the RDS at the weekend.
DRUID AND playwright Enda Walsh won the Edinburgh Fringe First Award for Penelope, which is currently running at the Traverse Theatre in the Scottish capital.
It was the year that Shergar was kidnapped, Eamon Coughlan won the 5000m gold medal at the World Championships in Helsinki, Tommy Walsh and Samantha Mumba were born and Cork were defeated, once again, in the All-Ireland Final.
Druid’s production of Enda Walsh’s Penelope, the sell out hit of this year’s Galway Arts Festival, is set to be staged in New York and London in the coming months.