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Exploring nostalgia and harmony through TULCA

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SYNTONIC STATE is the title of the 16th edition of TULCA Festival of Visual Art which opens tomorrow, Friday November 2, and continues to November 18, featuring work by more than 20 artists.

The year summer bypassed Galway - and the city went mad

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Many people feel 2016 was a year without any real summer weather, but 200 years ago Galwegians faced far worse weather, one that resulted in rioting, protests, blockades, and food shortages.

A Galwayman's tales from the Calais ‘Jungle Camp'

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Last weekend, newspapers carried headlines about a 14-year-old Afghan boy, Raheemullah Oryakhel. He was killed in a hit and run after being tossed from a lorry in Calais which he had been trying to board in an attempt to get to Britain. The boy had family in the UK, and was entitled to move there, but he had despaired of the endless bureaucratic delays with his application, delays which, he felt, seemed deliberate.

The Bretons are coming - famed pop art collective at Fringe

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THIS YEAR'S Galway Fringe Festival visual arts programme features a special exhibition of 'rural pop art' by the celebrated Breton collective Hangar’t. The group hails from the village of Nizon, near Pont-Aven southern Brittany, an area which greatly inspired the work of Paul Gauguin.

Public lecture to remember the women of 1916

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Were the Irish women who fought for freedom in 1916 “airbrushed out of Irish history”, just as nurse Elizabeth O’Farrell was airbrushed out of the famous photograph of Patrick Pearse’s surrender on Moore Street?

Public lecture on Galway city and the 1916 Rising

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OUTSIDE OF Dublin, Galway saw the most significant action of the 1916 Rising, but this took place in the county. Galway city by contrast was hostile to the rebellion and firmly supported the British.

1916 and Noël Browne events in city this weekend

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THE 1916 Rising in Galway and the centenary of birth of Noël Browne will be discussed and commemorated at two events in Galway city over the coming days.

What's on during Galway City Culture Night 2015 — Friday September 18

091 Labs, 5-9pm

 

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