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A medieval tale of fashion, wealth and love

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Hands up those who know who was the Coco Chanel of 15th century Galway?

Long Walk, after the rain, 1908

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The Spanish Arch was originally an extension of the city walls from Martin’s Tower to the banks of the river. It was built in 1584 as a measure to protect the city’s quays. It was known as Ceann an Bhalla or ‘The Head of the Wall’. In the 18th century, Long Walk was built by the Eyre family as an extension to the quays, and a breakwater to construct a mud berth. A number of arches were constructed to allow access from the town to the new quay but some of these were wrecked by a tsunami which occurred after the 1755 earthquake in Lisbon.

Brexit - How? Why? and what happens next?

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Even the most sceptical observer cannot accuse those who describe last week’s Brexit referendum result as 'seismic' or 'a political earthquake' of engaging in hyperbole. From an Irish perspective, it is potentially the most significant thing to happen in peace-time British politics since the abdication of King Edward VIII in 1936.

Ireland has nothing to fear from a Brexit

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"We must sow terror in the hearts of the Irish people," a senior Irish politician told Irish Independent journalist James Downey in 2001, explaining how the Republic's Government would reverse the people's No vote to the EU's Nice Treaty that year, and turn it into a Yes vote for the same treaty the year after.

Book review: The Lonely Sea and Sky

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DERMOT BOLGER has been one of the central movers on the Irish Literary landscape since the early 1970s. Founder of the Raven Arts, now New Island Press, he published Paul Durcan’s first book and created a publishing platform for a generation of Irish poets.

Gripping historical thriller launched by Ballinasloe native Joe Joyce

Ballinasloe native and accomplished journalist and author, Joe Joyce, has just released his latest work, Echowave, a gripping fiction based against the backdrop of the Second World War.

Let’s shine a light on Galway’s greatness

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NUI Galway Senior Lecturer, boards.ie/adverts.ie Co-Founder, Startup Advisor, ACE Fitness/WestBIC Boards

Philippe Cassard in concert in Galway

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"PHILIPE CASSARD'S piano sound is rich in shades and colours, he has a light but firm touch and it seems his artistic personality is devoid of all extremes…the piano was virtually singing under his hands.”

Right2Water can win in Ireland, but will the EU let it?

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For the first time in seven bitter years, we are witnessing serious opposition to Government policies that have made ordinary folk pay for an economic crisis they did not create. This resistance did not come from within the Dáil. It emerged through actions taken completely outside of the parliamentary process arising from the formation of the Right2Water campaign in opposition to water charges.

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