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Drive over to Dublin for less than a euro

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A super fuel-efficient car which is 20 times more economical than typical road cars was launched at NUI Galway this week. It has been designed and road-tested by NUI Galway engineering students. At the event, Connacht Rugby star Eoin McKeon officially unveiled the Geec and it was driven in public for the first time.

Cello, piano, and a bit of Beethoven

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HUNGARIAN CELLIST István Várdai, whose playing The New York Times praised for its “fluidity and virtuosity” and “a fleet-fingered lightness and a rich timbre” is coming to Galway.

Paul Heaton - ‘My audience is used to me being a grumbleweed’

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AFTER 19 highly successful years, The Beautiful South called it a day in 2007 humorously citing “musical similarities” as the reason for the split. It marked the close of the second chapter of band leader Paul Heaton’s career - his first having been as leader/singer of The Housemartins - opening the way for his ‘third act’, that of solo artist.

Paul Heaton announces Galway concert

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PAUL HEATON, the man behind The Housemartins and the Beautiful South, has announced a Galway date as part of his upcoming Irish tour.

Paul Heaton - Five Essential Songs Playlist

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PAUL HEATON has enjoyed a 30 year career as leader of The Housemartins, The Beautiful South, and as a solo artist. Showing no signs of stopping, he is going back on tour this autumn, re-united with Beautiful South co-vocalist Jacqui Abbott.

Big turn out for Kilmovee 10k

Kilmovee was buzzing on Saturday and there was more than just spring in the air. The crossroads on the R325 was full of orange clad marshals, dandelions lined the roadsides, tulips saluted from gardens, an array of green sun flowered Hospice t-shirts mingled with multicoloured runners and walkers, and sprinkled with a host of red and green Mayo AC vests. The yellow balloon arch at the start line did a spectacular malfunction which added to the excitement but did nothing to deflate the occasion. There was a record turnout of 545 entrants on a sunny Easter Saturday for the fifth Kilmovee 10k run and walk. This was the first event in Mayo AC's 2014 Move 2 Improve six race series, which is open to all entrants. It was excellently organised by Kilmovee Shamrocks GAA club and the local community in aid of Mayo/Roscommon Hospice. Ironman athlete Gerry Duffy was a guest and said: “It was the most friendly race I've ever been at, a fantastic event, testament to John Roddy's leadership and the involvement of the whole Kilmovee Community team.” The big field was well streamed out as they crossed over Aghadiffen Bridge into Roscommon after the 3k mark. Matt Bidwell, Roger Barrett, last year's winner Con Marshall, and Aidan Callaghan were in the lead group, with John Byrne - recovering from his PB run at last Sunday's Rotterdam marathon - and Timmie Glavey further back.

JKF - 50th Anniversary of presidential Visit to Galway

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It lasted only an hour, but for a generation of Galwegians it was a momentous occasion, one that gave a city and a population emerging from the oppressive 1950s, a much needed boost of confidence. It was the day US president John F Kennedy came to visit.

Galway Arts Centre – A year in review at No 47

THE 2012 visual arts programme for Galway Arts Centre proved successful in 2012, running a selection of critically acclaimed exhibitions showcasing emerging, mid-career and prolific artists, working in a variety of mediums.

Mayo athletes come to the fore at half marathon championships

There were great scenes of celebration at Athenry on Sunday as Mayo AC's National Half Marathon team had huge success winning medals in three team categories and eight individual medals. The club brought a record 31 runners to the race and 13 of them came home with medals - a great result. For once AAI came up with the results on the day and a delighted Michael McGrath was able to present most of the booty at the team's HQ.

Podium finishes for Mayo athletes

Mayo AC continued their recent impressive run of podium positions in

 

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