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Titus Andronicus live at The Eye

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SHAKESPEARE WAS never afraid to have plenty of violence and killing in his plays, but Titus Andronicus, which is being staged by The Royal Shakespeare Company in London, just may be his most bloody.

A history of Reek Sunday

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In 1432, Pope Eugene IV issued a document that lay in obscurity deep within the Vatican vaults for centuries. When the doors of the archives and library of the Holy See were thrown open during the papacy of Pope Leo XIII (1878-1903), the British government sent a team of historians to transcribe everything they could find relating to Ireland. As a result of that investigative trawl, the well-known historian William Henry Grattan Flood presented Dr John Healy, Archbishop of Tuam, with a medieval document that detailed Rome’s official 15th century stance regarding the Croagh Patrick pilgrimage. The document, dated 27 September 1432, states, “Pope Eugene IV grants to the Archbishop of Tuam [at the time Seán Mac Feorais, aka John de Bermingham] an indulgence of two years and two quarantines [one quarantine was a penance of 40 days], on the usual conditions, for those penitents who visit and give alms toward the repair of the fabric of the chapel of St Patrick on the mountain which is called Croagh Patrick: this indulgence to be gained on the Sunday preceding the Feast of St Peter’s Chains [August 1]: because on that day a great multitude resorts thither to venerate St Patrick in the said chapel.” Archbishop Healy revived the old tradition of pilgrimage to Croagh Patrick and built the present church on its summit in 1905. But the history of the pilgrimage goes back further than the 1400s.

NUI Galway seeks 1,000 participants for irritable bowel syndrome study

Researchers at the School of Psychology at NUI Galway are seeking more than 1,000 women who suffer from irritable bowel syndrome and other inflammatory bowel conditions to take part in an online study.

Royal Caribbean cruise offers still available for this year – don’t miss the boat

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If you are looking to escape to the sun later this year, Fahy Travel and Royal Caribbean have some amazing value offers still to be had.

An atypical heavy trio for FEAST

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HAILING FROM Ostia, near the 'Eternal City' of Rome, Zu are an atypical trio of drums, electric bass, baritone saxophone, and electronics. It may be the strangest gig FEAST has yet organised, but all the more reason to go see it.

Pizza M brothers to compete in Pizza World Championships

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Matteo, Marco, and Sean Magnetti of Pizza M, Joyce’s Knocknacarra, will be putting their skills to the test when they take part in the Pizza World Championships in Italy next week. Competitors from all over the world will get together to compete in the annual event, which takes place in Parma from May 8 to 10.

Galway and Rome film students join forces

Galway City of Film has announced a new partnership project with Rome City of Film to share knowledge and expertise among the filmmakers of the future.

Mayo's Bon Secours inmates

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In a little under five years time, Ireland will roll out the red commemoration carpets for a year long celebration to mark the centenary of the Irish Free State. In the decades preceding the independent state, unionist politicians and their constituents vigorously, and even militantly, opposed any form of self-determination for Ireland as they believed Home Rule under a Catholic majority would mean Rome rule. The fears of those unionists were realised. The Free State, like the British state before it, inadequately supervised Catholic institutions tasked with caring for sections of Irish society and thereby put at risk the very children of the nation that independence was destined to cherish. The Free State's successors were equally culpable of neglect as each fed its own citizens to an ultra conservative, practically unregulated, system of 250 Church-run industrial schools, reformatories, orphanages, hostels and homes from the 1920s up until the 1990s. Since the 1990s, criminal cases and inquiries have established that thousands of children were abused by hundreds of priests and several Catholic religious orders were found to have participated in or concealed child abuse. 

Paul Brady to perform at NUI Galway alumni awards on campus this weekend

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Singer songwriter Paul Brady will perform at the 2017 Alumni Awards to be held in the university this weekend at an event hosted by award winning TG4 news anchor Eimear Ní Chonaola will host this year’s Gala Banquet featuring the 2017 Alumni Awards ceremony.

People just want to get home — time to sort our traffic

It’s nice to be a table-topper. To be perched there among a group of your peers and looking down at all those ranked below you, committing the sin of pride. Top of the table. Ahead of the rest.


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