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The call of St James was heard once more...

Seventy years after Margaret Athy’s generous patronage of the Augustine abbey and buildings on Fort Hill (originally St Augustine’s Hill), with its commanding view of the port and the town, the place was turned into a butcher’s block. Approximately 300 survivors of the ill-fated Armada were beheaded there.

The Galway Mechanics’ Institute 1838-2018

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Mechanics’ institutes originated in Scotland in the 1820s. In 1826 a committee formed the first such institute in Galway when it set out a library and newspaper reading room in the ballroom of the Corn Exchange in Eyre Square. Its primary aim was educational and it had rules prohibiting discussion of politics and religion. Difficulties arose when some of the patrons of the facility presumed they could tell the members how to vote in an election and so the institute collapsed.

Youth Ballet West present The Nutcracker

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YOUTH BALLET West are staging Tchaikovsky's much love ballet, The Nutcracker, in the Town Hall Theatre on December 15 and 16 - but if you want to see it hurry, as the show is almost sold out.

Mayo athletes represent Ireland with distinction

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Three of Mayo AC’s masters athletes represented the club on the Irish team in the 31st Annual British and Irish Masters International Cross Country Championships in Singleton Park, Swansea, on Saturday.

Stand Up comedy with Ger Staunton at The Linenhall

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After a sell-out performance last September, Ger Staunton returns to the Linenhall Arts Centre in Castlebar with a brand new show on Wednesday November 7 at 8pm.

Connacht aim to unseat Sale from the driving seat in Europe

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Coach Andy Friend renews his relationship with premiership rugby when Connacht take on Sale in the European Challenge Cup second round at the AJ Bell Stadium on Saturday (3pm).

Trial path work commences on the summit of Croagh Patrick

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The Croagh Patrick Stakeholders Group was formed in November 2015 as a community response to concerns over the condition of the mountain together with concerns around safety, liability of shareholders and landowners, the status of the Croagh Patrick as Ireland’s Holy Mountain and the absence of structures to manage the impact of growing numbers of recreational users on the natural environment, habitats and ecosystems of the area.

Catch a show after school at Baboro

Excitement is building ahead of this year’s Baboró International Arts Festival for Children, which kicks off in Galway this Monday October 15 for seven days. The programme is bursting with theatre, dance, music, exhibitions, film, and literature as well as talks and workshops for children and adults. There are also opportunities for children and adults to get creative while spending quality time together.

‘Medieval Katie Taylor’ and knights in shining armour gather for a battle at Claregalway Castle

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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.

Friend looks to internationals to add 'starch' to Connacht’s performance

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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).

 

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