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On December 7 1922, Pádraic Ó Máille TD and his friend Sean Hales TD of Cork, walked out of a hotel on Ormonde Quay, by Dublin’s river Liffy. They just had lunch, and were on their way back to the Dáil in Leinster House, a short drive away. Ó Máille, Galway city and Connemara’s first TD, had been appointed Leas Ceann Comhairle (deputy speaker ).
THE WRITERS Susan Millar DuMars and Kevin Higgins will hold creative writing classes, for beginners and intermediate levels, in the Galway Technical Institute, Father Griffin Road, starting in April.
Galway Toastmasters will mark its 25th anniversary next week and to mark the occasion an anniversary meeting and celebration will be held on February 28 at 8:30pm in the Menlo Park Hotel. There will also be presentation of Toastmasters’ highest achievement to a local member.
Ask questions. Seriously. “I ask the questions around here, not you” might be the smartass interviewer’s response. But the enlightened one will see questions as your effort to learn more so that you can use your answers to meet their needs. An interview should tend towards a conversation: in conversation, we ask questions. (Just make sure you ask good questions, but that’s another day’s column).
The final Galway City Council meeting of 2017 was held last Monday and had some interesting issues to relay to you. Three sets of Minutes again dominated the early part of the agenda taking over 75 minutes to get through. Although this is a radical improvement it continues to be a huge waste of time. If every councilor wishes to speak for three minutes and seek further clarification on each matter under discussion then we are doomed to spend considerable wasted time on non-productive matter discussing what has happened in the past at the expense of what can be done in the future.
TEDxGALWAY, a local gathering where live TED-like talks, returns to the Town Hall Theatre next week. The event’s aim is to be a shining light for all that is noteworthy, challenging, and thought-provoking in Galway.
DANI GILL, author of the poetry collection After Love, and the former director of the Cúirt International Festival of Literature, is to host a creative writing seminar for teenagers.
The Irish Stammering Association (ISA) will have an open day in Galway on Saturday May 20. The event aims to bring together everyone who is affected by stammering, whether they be adults, children or the parents of those who stammer.
Thanks to the rise of Instagram culture, where not a day goes by without multiple sightings of a beautifully contoured celebrity or fresh-faced influencer on our screens, we have never been under greater pressure to look our very best. It comes as no surprise, then, that there has been a dramatic increase in the number of people looking for an effective anti-ageing treatment that will help restore a youthful appearance to our faces and get rid of those wrinkles that are starting to form.
Thanks to Instagram culture, where not a day goes by without multiple sightings of a beautifully contoured celebrity or fresh-faced influencer, we’ve never been under greater pressure to look our very best.