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Be wowed by the possibilities of the sea

If the sea was covered with a sheet of strong glass, and if the skies reflected off it, like they do off the water on a summer’s day, you can be sure we would be out there all the time, slipping and sliding on it, falling on our arses on it, making up strange glass-bound games to play on this strange playground.

Dealing with whatever the ocean sends

It is not surprising that any child with imagination, and an interest in the sea, would spend time at the city’s harbour watching the ships come and go, and the men who worked there as they talked and unloaded fish or cargo. As a child Kathleen Curran, once the home chores were done, would run down the back paths from her home on College Road and along Lough Atalia to the docks. ‘There she would stand and gaze in wonder at the ships, boats and trawlers, hookers and gleoteóigs tied up or coming and going about their business.’

‘Yesterday we were in America’ — Alcock and Brown 100 Festival launched to mark historic feat

The ‘Alcock and Brown 100’ Festival to celebrate the centenary next year of one of the greatest feats of early aviation — the first non-stop transatlantic flight in history, completed by John Alcock and Arthur Whitten-Brown in 1919, was launched this week in Dublin.

Tributes paid to visionary Dr Chris Coughlan

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Tributes were being paid last evening to industrial and cultural visionary Dr Chris Coughlan, who died suddenly this week. Through his involvement with a variety of commercial and cultural organisations in the city, Dr Coughlan made an immense contribution to the development of Galway, spearheading most of the current plans for future-proofing the city.

Feel the pulse of Galway by staying at Hotel Meyrick

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When you want to go to a city, you really want to go into the city, to go to the heart of it, to feel its beat, its laconic mornings where you can watch it come to light; its heartbeat quickening as its workers go to work, so that you can feel you’re more on holiday by virtue of the fact that others are not. To truly appreciate a city, it is welcome to find a hotel that brings you right into the centre, where for the duration of your stay, you are truly part of the place.

Feel the pulse of Galway by staying at Hotel Meyrick

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When you want to go to a city, you really want to go into the city, to go to the heart of it, to feel its beat, its laconic mornings where you can watch it come to light; its heartbeat quickening as its workers go to work, so that you can feel you’re more on holiday by virtue of the fact that others are not. To truly appreciate a city, it is welcome to find a hotel that brings you right into the centre, where for the duration of your stay, you are truly part of the place.

Let SeaFest woo you with the magic of the ocean

If Galway Bay was covered with a sheet of strong glass, and if the skies reflected off it, like they do off the water on a summer’s day, you can be sure we would be out there all the time, slipping and sliding on it, falling on our arses on it, making up strange glass-bound games to play on this strange playground.

Amelia Curran to play Monroe’s

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AMELIA CURRAN, the Juno Award winning singer, songwriter, activist, and mental health advocate, makes a return visit to Galway, to play Monroe's Backstage Bar on Saturday June 24 at 7pm.

Tá siad ag teacht — RV Celtic Explorer leaves Newfoundland and heads for Galway

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An international team of scientists from six countries set sail last week on Ireland’s national research vessel, RV Celtic Explorer on a major trans-Atlantic voyage to study the impact of climate change on the ocean. Departing from St. John’s Newfoundland, and due to arrive in Galway on 23 May, the Galway-based Marine Institute-led team of experts are surveying a transect of the Atlantic Ocean last surveyed 20 years ago to investigate carbon dioxide levels in the ocean. The survey is essential to understand and project how carbon dioxide emissions are accumulated in the oceans and the atmosphere, as well as its effects on the acidification of the ocean.

RMS Titanic outcome was bigger than we think

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In 1912, the county of Mayo had been through seven challenging decades of continuous population decline. The reasons for such a plummet in numbers were multiple. High infant mortality, disease brought on by poor diet, a demanding lifestyle, and high emigration tested the people of Mayo’s strength to the limit.

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