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The Design and Crafts Council of Ireland (DCCoI) has issued a call out to primary school teachers in Athlone and its environs to engage professional craftspeople in visual arts projects through their local education centre.
Students studying at Athlone Institute of Technology (AIT) are among the most satisfied in Ireland, according to The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019 released at the weekend. The Good University Guide, now in its 17th year, is Ireland’s only league table ranking the country’s 21 higher education institutes against one another.
Roscommon/Galway Fianna Fáil TD, Eugene Murphy, has highlighted the impending closure of Youth Advocate Programmes (YAP) Ireland's service in his constituency and the detrimental impact that this will have on young people and families in the area.
As I am compiling this weekly column for the Advertiser, people in the US are voting in the mid-term elections for both the House of Representatives and the Senate. So by the time my column appears the results will be fully out. I hope that the polls which are forecasting Democratic wins in the House of Representatives are correct, but of course our belief in polls has run low. President Trump has put a huge effort into shoring up the Republican seats in both the Congress and the Senate, and he has campaigned tirelessly for the last 10 days hoping to consolidate the Republican vote. It seems that the US is viewing these mid-term elections as a referendum on President Trump and his handling of the US. So it will be very intriguing to see the results and to see whether the Democrats will come back in charge of the House of Representatives.
A new website specialising in part-time jobs has launched in Galway and aims to make it much easier for employers and candidates to connect in the flexible market.
Ahead of World COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) Day, which takes place on Wednesday, November 21, COPD Support Ireland, the umbrella body for 20 local COPD support groups, has announced a community-based exercise programme for people with COPD in County Westmeath.
A fairytale world of snow covered forests and the opportunity to meet Santa himself is what makes a holiday to Lapland the perfect choice. Lapland has the last remaining expanse of wilderness in Northern Europe, including the coastline, forests, mountains, and unspoilt rivers, and in winter this becomes a wonderland of snow where you can experience the fun of snowmobiling, toboggans, and sleigh rides. From the moment you arrive in the snow clad magical world of Lapland your time is filled with things that dreams are made of.
Walls are powerful things. Some are built to keep something or someone out; others to keep people in.
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.
Natural wine will be celebrated and explored this November by Aniar Restaurant, Cava Bodega, and Tartare Café and Wine Bar with a week of free talks, as well as dinners and tastings taking place from November 19 to 25.