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Galway could benefit greatly if increased efforts were made to engage with China, according to Fine Gael Senator for Galway West Fidelma Healy Eames who this week called on Ireland to act as a launch pad for Chinese businesses in Europe.
EIGHT GIFTED Galway dance students, members of Corrib Dance Academy and Youth Ballet West, have recently secured placements on elite courses at prestigious schools in the UK and mainland Europe. The eight dancers are Stephanie Dufresne, Mary Walsh, Elspeth McKeever, Rebecca Lee, Caitlin Langan, Jessica Nolan, Brigitte O’Reilly and Gemma Brook. To have so many dancers from the region progressing to these blue-chip establishments is a truly remarkable achievement, as Youth Ballet West director Judith Sibley explains; “Normally each year there would be four young dancers from all of Ireland going away to these top vocational colleges, so to have eight going from Galway city is phenomenal. And these are hugely competitive courses, one school I spoke to had 4,000 people apply for just 25 places.”
This St Patrick Day Barry’s Travel is operating a tour to Amsterdam with music all the way.
Pedestrians in Eyre Square and along the promenade in Salthill could soon be supplying clean and renewable lighting to Galway city, just by walking. The revolutionary new eco-friendly lighting system which will soon halve Toulouse’s energy consumption and should be used in Galway and cities across Ireland, says Toulouse deputy mayor Alexandre Marciel, who spent 10 days in Galway city and Clifden recently.
A unique opportunity to see two of the country’s up and coming bands in action presents itself this weekend in Mullingar. This Saturday, September 20, The Stables hosts a double header with The Gandhis and The Urges live on stage.
Jason Finn, a Carpentry & Joinery Apprentice at the Institute of Technology Carlow, has made history this year winning Ireland’s first medal in the Euroskills Competition in The Netherlands last month.
FOR THE last 25 years, the songs of Paul Heaton - whether in The Housemartins or The Beautiful South - have become the soundtrack to many people’s lives.
Prize-winning motor mechanic Colm Corcoran, a native of Louisburgh, has won a much-coveted EuroSkills gold medal in a pan-European skills competition held recently in Rotterdam. Over 30 countries participated at this competition under international rules, which was co-sponsored by the EU Commission and the Dutch government and held in front of more than 40,000 spectators.
The search is continuing for James Patrick Grealis, from Achill, who has been missing in Eindhoven, Holland, since the first week of November.
The Mayo Youth Orchestra have done themselves and their county proud at an international music congress held in The Netherlands. Performing amongst a group of highly talented orchestras from all corners of Europe at the eighth European Festival of Amateur Orchestras, the young group’s blend of fun and lighthearted music mixed in with a bit of Irish traditional music went down well. A highly enjoyable event for all (May 21-24) held in Dalfsen in the east of The Netherlands concluded with an impromptu performance of traditional Irish music and dancing, as friends were made from across the Continent through classical and more contemporary music.