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Architecture is music, frozen in time — Let’s hit the right note

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Buildings a city make.  The places in our minds are shaped by the environment they occupy. When we think of cities, our mind is drawn to the concrete and the steel, the glass and the tall, the divided and the small. The built environment has shaped our perception of the last 200 years.

‘Chernobyl children’s trip gives them hope, that is the way I see it.’

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The Chernobyl disaster was a catastrophic nuclear accident that occurred in 1986 at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine. An explosion and fire released large quantities of radioactive particles into the atmosphere, which spread over much of the western USSR and Europe. 31 people died directly as a result of the accident.

Galway Fringe Festival, choc-a-bloc with artistic treats

THE GALWAY Fringe Festival will launch its programme this Saturday in the Mechanics Institute, Middle Street, at 6pm and the line-up is bursting at the seams with visual arts, music, comedy, theatre, and literature.

Support rows in behind McHale's after fire

Every assistance that can be offered to McHale's in Ballinrobe after a fire broke out at their plant will be offered to them from Mayo County Council and the Government.

Fire breaks out at McHale's in Ballinrobe

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A major fire broke out at the McHale Farm Machinery facility on the outskirts of Ballinrobe on the Castlebar Road side of the town earlier this evening (Tuesday, June 2) at around 6pm. A number of units of the Mayo Fire Service attended the scene to deal with the blaze which was still smouldering after 8pm.

Thoor Ballylee - The perfect home for a poet

In August 1896 WB Yeats and his friend Arthur Symons went on a tour of the west of Ireland. The poet was 31 years of age. They stayed with Edward Martyn at Tulira Castle, Ardrahan, visited the Aran Islands, and Yeats made his first visit to Lady Gregory at Coole Park.

May Sunday at Menlo

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Maytime was traditionally considered a time for festivals, and Galway was no exception to this. In fact it used to be said that the citizens had an almost reverential attachment to the old custom of going out to Menlo for three Sundays in May to partake in the pleasure of the open air and the early summer sun. It was known as ‘Maying in Menlo’.

Uisneach Festival gets the go ahead

Organisers have confirmed that Uisneach Fire Festival will go ahead this Saturday May 9 from 2pm-11.30pm.

Councillors push for more civic use of Courthouse

Councillors from Athlone are hoping that a new purpose can be found for the old Fire Station attached to Moate Courthouse after they turned down a lease application by Moate Boxing Club.

‘The Hun was murdering Irish people in very waters of Cork’

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The British ocean liner RMS Lusitania, famous for its luxurious accommodations and speed capability, primarily ferried people and goods across the Atlantic Ocean between the United States and Great Britain. On May 1, 1915, the Lusitania left port in New York for Liverpool to make her 202nd trip across the Atlantic. On board were 1,959 people, 159 of whom were Americans.

 

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