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On Saturday and Sunday, September 29 and 30, battle returns to Claregalway Castle as members of the Irish Full Contact Medieval Combat Team prepare to face opposition from some of the world’s top fighters.
Connacht face their first away trip of the new Pro14 championship blessed with a healthy squad when they meet Edinburgh in Murrayfield tomorrow evening (7.35pm).
A feast of family fun involving theatre, puppetry, dance, music, exhibitions, film, literature, talks, and workshops await Galway when the 22nd Baboró International Arts Festival for Children returns from October 15 to 21.
NUI Galway will host the 43rd Sir Peter Freyer Memorial Lecture and Surgical Symposium, the largest Surgical Conference in Ireland, from 7-8 September. The Symposium, named in memory of the Galway-born surgeon, Sir Peter Freyer, who performed the first successful surgical operation to remove an enlarged prostate in 1900, comprises of multiple research and education sessions across the various surgical subspecialties, two keynote addresses and a discussion forum around the future of Surgical Care in Ireland.
In the year 1527, it was decreed in one of the Galway Statutes that “At no time to use ne occupy ye hurling of ye little balle with the hookie sticks or staves, nor use no hand balle to play without the walls, but only the great foot balle”. It seems the authorities of the day were trying to limit the playing of hurling, but they might as well have tried to hold back the tide.
A host of broadcasters from the Celtic regions have joined forces to set up an exciting new media production fund to develop new drama, animation, and factual programmes in the Celtic languages.
alway city comes alive with runners on Saturday evening for the 33rd edition of the famous Streets of Galway 8k Road Race.
Luan Gallery is delighted to present the work of two renowned artists Eoin Francis McCormack and Susanne Wawra concurrently for the months of August and September 2018.
We have a facility of huge potential for Galway City and County which is now lying idle. After many years of hard work it cost ca €3.3m to build and was ultimately completed in 1987. It was recently bought by the City/County Councils for €1.1m and is now termed by them as a site. We could never afford to put such a facility in place again and it would be an act of gross blindness and irresponsibility to let it disappear.
If you love live music, song and dance then the Feakle Festival is the place to be from Wednesday August 8 to Monday August 13.