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Symphony of the Seas — a stunning floating resort at sea

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Royal Caribbean launched its latest ship, Symphony of the Seas, last week in Barcelona. Caroline O'Toole and Fiona Flaherty from Fahy Travel cruise department were invited to the launch and spent two nights on board what is now the largest ship in the world.

A ‘strange, wonderful bond’ between Ireland and Hungary

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It is perhaps an indication of how Ireland was cut off from the rest of the world that no one here knew about the painting of the Virgin and Child, and its miraculous ’tears of blood’, that Bishop Walter Lynch brought with him to Gyor* in Hungary, in the middle of the 17th century.

Saint Anthony’s College

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The Franciscans first came to Galway in 1296 and founded the Abbey. In 1483, a school of advanced theology was instituted there. When the Cromwellians invaded the city, the friars were expelled. In 1657, the friary was destroyed and the church was turned into a courthouse — the present courthouse stands on the same site. In 1660, a new church was erected on the present site of the Abbey. There were 13 friars there in 1766, and eight years later a novitiate was opened here. The present friary was built or rebuilt in 1820, and the present church opened c1836. It was renovated in the 1970s and became the first Franciscan parish in 1971.

Harry’s Bar at Water Lane

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There are several well-known bars existing in the world under the name Harry’s Bar, from Paris to New York to Rome and Beijing. The most famous would certainly be Harry’s Bar in Venice, known as the place where the Bellini was invented.

Casting an eye on an eventful week - at home and abroad

Well, what a varied week of events we have had locally, nationally and indeed internationally!

Top tips for beginner gardeners

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A new month can be a catalyst for a new hobby. Why not make gardening a new hobby this March?

The terrible weather brought out the best in us

I know, readers, that you are probably fed up with talk of the weather, but we simply have to talk more about it!

For authentic Italian cuisine go to Basilico

Set in the charming village of Oranmore, Basilico restaurant serves up some of the best Italian cuisine to be found anywhere in Galway.

Nephew of Rosary priest says exhumation reports are wide of mark

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The family of celebrated Attymass priest Fr Patrick Peyton have said no contact has been made with them about the exhumation of his body.

Pilgrims and pilgrimage: on the way to eEaster

When in April the sweet showers fall

 

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