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Art exhibitions

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FROM DIFFERENT views of Galway, to Icelandic landscapes, to the work of GMIT students, a host of exhibitions in Galway city and county open, or have just opened, this week.

St Joseph’s Church

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On this day, February 7, in the year 1886, St Joseph’s Church was consecrated. It was to be the main church of the Parish of Rahoon, which at that time extended from Corcullen to Furbo. There were already two chapels in the parish, one in Bushypark and one in Barna, and they served their own areas. For those parishioners living closer to the town, there was no designated church. Some would attend Mass in the chapel of the Presentation Convent, but it was not very large and worshippers often had to kneel on the ground outside, irrespective of the weather conditions. The parish had a big population and major annual events such as confirmation had to be moved to the Pro-Cathedral.

Rugby fever @ Kenny’s

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THE RUGBY World Cup starts this weekend and fingers are crossed that Ireland’s display will be vastly improved from the 2007 tournament.

Fashion show supporting the blind of Ireland

A stylish autumn fashion show in aid of The National Council for the Blind of Ireland will be held in The Ardilaun hotel on September 23. Tickets for the night include a wine reception, entrance to the show, and inclusion in the draw for spot prizes at the end of the show. Tickets cost €35 each and all money raised from the show will go to NCBI.

Saving old buildings with new ideas

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When it comes to planning applications in Galway, whether it is for a new building, or the renovation of an old building, modernisation or improvement, there are two strands of thought that can affect the decision from the local authority. I may not have all the technical jargon, but I understand that one side of the argument insists that pretty well every building that is a few generations old should be preserved. Any additional building must use the same or similar materials so that the addition appears to be a seamless add on.


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