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New book explores Galway's influence on James Joyce

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"MY WIFE is from Galway city," James Joyce told a London literary agent in 1918 when his writings began to attract international attention, and that woman and Galway had a major impact on the Dubliner.

New multilingual phone app puts Galway’s history in your pocket

A new app launched in the city this week brings Galway’s history right up to date with a self-paced interactive tour of the city, featuring stories about local landmarks and famous characters from Galway’s past.

Time to bring culture gong home for the west

Tomorrow five weeks, on July 15, at around ten past one, when you’re about to take the first bite of your lunchtime sandwich, with the radio on, we might might rue the fact we didn’t do more, that we didn’t try harder. Because at that moment, at that time, it will be too late to make a difference. At that time, the winner of the European Capital of Culture title for 2020 will have been announced. And in two centres, there will be crying, beating of breasts and gnashing of teeth. And in one city, there will be gnashing of breasts and beating of teeth.

Christmas dinner with the Misses Morkan

We get out of bed at nine, and Nora makes chocolate. At midday we have lunch which we (or rather she) buys (soup, meat, potatoes and some thing else)...At 4 o’clock we have chocolate, and at 8 o’clock dinner which Nora cooks.

Clifden Arts Festival - Connemara’s mecca for culture

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Christy Moore, Mairtin O’Connor, Louis De Paor, Mick Flannery, and Fr Peter Mc Verry are among the many names who will be taking part in the 38th Clifden Arts Festival, which runs from Thursday September 17 to Sunday 27, and features theatre, literary, comedy and music events, workshops, and more than 200 family events.

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