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Seventy years after Margaret Athy’s generous patronage of the Augustine abbey and buildings on Fort Hill (originally St Augustine’s Hill), with its commanding view of the port and the town, the place was turned into a butcher’s block. Approximately 300 survivors of the ill-fated Armada were beheaded there.
GCH and Athletics Ireland coach Matt Lockett led the Irish Junior and U23 men's teams and the junior women’s squad at the European Cross Country Championships in Tilburg, Netherlands, at the weekend.
Galway-headquartered Merit Medical Ireland won the Medtech Company of the Year Award 2018, a prestigious award granted by a panel consisting of Irish business enterprise and governmental agency leaders, at an awards ceremony held awards in Cork last week.
European Cross Country Championships
The Marine Institute, based in Oranmore, hit the media headlines internationally, featuring in The Guardian, The Times, SKY News, BBC and Fox News, after about the incredible discovery of Ireland’s very own rare deep-water shark nursery in Irish waters, 200 miles off the west coast of Ireland. The find is being hailed as a “eureka” moment — the biggest shark nursery ever found in Irish waters.
The prestigious Hodson Bay Hotel in Athlone hosted the Under 19 Republic of Ireland football squad and their counterparts ahead of the recent UEFA Under 19 European Championship fixtures at Longford Town’s Calling stadium.
Excitement is building ahead of this year’s Baboró International Arts Festival for Children, which kicks off in Galway this Monday October 15 for seven days. The programme is bursting with theatre, dance, music, exhibitions, film, and literature as well as talks and workshops for children and adults. There are also opportunities for children and adults to get creative while spending quality time together.
ONE OF the highlights of next week’s Baboró International Arts Festival for Children will be when acclaimed Australian theatre company, Slingsby, brings to the stage its award-winning adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s story The Young King.
A feast of family fun involving theatre, puppetry, dance, music, exhibitions, film, literature, talks, and workshops await Galway when the 22nd Baboró International Arts Festival for Children returns from October 15 to 21.
BREXIT HAS made Britain very unpopular. The EU's adherence to neo-liberal centrism has seen its reputation take a battering. The populist right is on the rise. Best take a break from our continent's awful politics, and concentrate on what it does best - culture.