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‘Much that I would like to say must go unsaid.’

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On December 7 1922, Pádraic Ó Máille TD and his friend Sean Hales TD of Cork, walked out of a hotel on Ormonde Quay, by Dublin’s river Liffy. They just had lunch, and were on their way back to the Dáil in Leinster House, a short drive away. Ó Máille, Galway city and Connemara’s first TD, had been appointed Leas Ceann Comhairle (deputy speaker ).

Gearrliosta Ghradam Sheosaimh Uí Ógartaigh 2018 announced

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The 2018 finalists of Gradam Sheosaimh Uí Ógartaigh were officially announced this week by the Mayor of the City of Galway, Cllr. Pearce Flannery at a press event in Téatar Uí Chearbhalláin, Áras na Gaeilge, NUI Galway. Fifteen Galway-based businesses and organisations from a variety of sectors were named on this year’s Gearrliosta, all who have made the Irish language an integral part of their story.

'There is a coming together between priests and people as the church gets smaller'

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On Sunday February 11, Bishop Brendan Kelly will be officially installed as the new Bishop of Galway, replacing Bishop Martin Drennan who retired in 2016. For the past 10 years, Bishop Kelly has been at the helm of the Diocese of Achonry, but previously spent many years working in Galway and its environs so his succession to the bishopric is something of a homecoming.

Travel the world

Teaching English as a foreign language, or TEFL, is a popular choice among graduates who want to go travelling or people wishing to change career. "The most recognised TEFL qualification in the world is the University of Cambridge CELTA," says IH Galway director Mary Grennan. "The CELTA was the first ever TEFL course. It’s been in existence since 1962 when it was designed by the founder of International House, John Haycraft, so there’s a lot of history and intellectual knowledge there. Unlike other TEFL courses, CELTA tutors are highly qualified teacher trainers and each course is externally assessed by a nominated Cambridge assessor, who comes to the centre to assess each course we run. This makes the CELTA a highly reliable qualification that schools and universities worldwide can trust. For this reason, 87 per cent of the English language teaching positions advertised around the world request the CELTA qualification – and no other one."

Four nights of live music at The Snug

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Tonight, Thursday March 5, local band Snakebite play The Snug. This pop/rock cover band will be playing all the favourites spanning several decades.

Singles Go Wild on Clare Island

If you are single, outdoorsy and looking for an alternative to Lisdoonvarna, the singles adventure weekend on Clare Island might be just the ticket for you. Happening on the last weekend in September, you could actually call it the antithesis to a match-making festival. Because even though it is for the unattached, there will be no cringe-inducing match-making involved. Just a gathering of like-minded people having the craic and making new friends (and possibly more).

Craic on the Track fundraiser

On Sunday September 28 Garrycastle GAA will be hosting a fun family event at Athlone Equestrian Centre.

Inisbofin — to the waters and the wild

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When WB Yeats wrote the famous poem "I will arise and go now and go to Inisfree," he should have gone to Inisbofin. One visit there and he would have been hooked for life.

Celebrate the bank holiday at Harvey’s Bar

One of Athlone’s best loved pubs, Harvey’s Bar, is gearing up for a fun-filled bank holiday weekend.

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