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astor of Romanian Orthodox community

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Among the many religious pastors in Galway, Fr Tudor Ghita of the Romanian Orthodox church is surely one of the most remarkable. We had first arranged to meet in the bar of NUIG, because Fr Tudor works as a kitchen porter there. An apologetic phone call from him told me he could not meet because he was required to serve as a translator at a court case. And when I suggested we might meet or chat later he informed me he was working for a local pizza company from teatime onwards. It is all a far cry from the nine to five routines of our Catholic priests.

‘You may snore if you please’ (Per me vel stertas licet)

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Hands up those of us who did Latin in school?.....three? five? ..OK 12 of us. I know Latin is still sold to some young students as the key to understanding European culture and heritage. Old school masters argue that Latin is better for you than Sudoku, better, even, that The Irish Times Crosaire crossword. Yet when I came across my old Kennedy’s Revised Latin Primer, I was filled with an old familiar dread. There it all was, the boring conjunctions of verbs, and the declensions of nouns; all the miserable rules of grammar and syntax, possibly the driest book ever created, and not a joke between its covers.

Gaeilge in Style..

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Gaeilge Inis Meáin is situated on the middle Island of the Aran Islands.  A jewel on the Atlantic where our language and culture are preserved in a safe and serene surroundings. You will not get a better welcome than that which you get from the local people here and the views are breathtaking.

Three Norn Iron comedians walk into a bar...

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THREE TOP Northern Irish comedians - Micky Bartlett, Shane Todd, and Colin Geddis - will take to the stage of the Róisín Dubh Comedy Clubh tomorrow night for a first rate taste of Ulster comedy.

Political maneuverings at home and abroad

The French election has come and gone and Monsieur Macron has handsomely defeated Marine Le Pen.

One in five Irish households overheat homes

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Irish consumers could be unwittingly wasting hundreds of euro on their energy bills by overheating their homes, according to new research from Switcher.ie.

What Eamonn has to say about being Irish

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WHAT DO Irish cultural identity and ‘having the craic’ mean in a post-truth world? What makes someone Irish? These are the weighty themes of a new musical-comedy which will also ask, "And do you have these in a size nine?"

Learning Irish is fun with Cúrsa Gramco

Cúrsa Gramco is a three week Irish language course run by Séamas Ó Máirtín and his dedicated teachers in St Mary’s College in Galway city. Mr Ó Máirtín decided to set up Cúrsa Gramco so as to make the learning of Irish an enjoyable and positive experience. The course incorporates an understanding of the nuts and bolts of the language so that students become independent learners. Study skills are central to the course so that students learn how to self-assess.

Learning Irish is fun with Cúrsa Gramco

Cúrsa Gramco is a three week Irish language course run by Séamas Ó Máirtín and his dedicated teachers in St Mary’s College in Galway city. Mr Ó Máirtín decided to set up Cúrsa Gramco so as to make the learning of Irish an enjoyable and positive experience. The course incorporates an understanding of the nuts and bolts of the language so that students become independent learners. Study skills are central to the course so that students learn how to self-assess.

New Year, new learning

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The New Year brings about the renewing of the previous year's promises of getting into shape, travelling more, and enjoying the finer things in life. However, 2017 may enable you to try out something different, be it a new sport, a new pastime, or even an opportunity to enroll in a course to learn a new skill.

 

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