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A taste of home and abroad this St Patrick's Day

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Wow, St Patrick’s Day is here, so I thought what better way to celebrate, than some modern twists on Irish classics.

Science needs more rock stars like Hawking

They say that those who live in the shadow of death are those who live most. Those who have opportunity taken from them are those who see the greater wonder in the things that others just take for granted. And that is so true. It is only when you are faced with losing something that you start to miss it the most. At times like that, it hard to focus on the positive, to reach out and see a light when there is but a dim torch in the distance.

Major collaboration between CÚRAM and Boston Scientific announced by Taoiseach in Washington

A major research project between CÚRAM, the SFI Research Centre for Medical Devices based at National University Ireland (NUI) Galway, and Boston Scientific, that will enhance medical devices that allow surgeons to support minimally invasive procedures when carrying out life-saving repairs for aneurysms and aortic valve repair, was announced by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar in Washington last evening.

The poet who went mad on Inishboffin

In 1959 the poet Richard Murphy renovated the black-sailed Ave Maria, a traditional Galway hooker, which he used to ferry visitors to Inishboffin, and for a day’s fishing. Over the years the poet, the boat and the magnificent landscape attracted a flotsam and jetsam of humanity, many of a literary kind.

'Nobody understands desperation as well as David Mamet'

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WASHINGTON DC'S Keegan Theatre returns to Galway for the first time in two years, when it stages David Mamet’s darkly comic and shattering classic American Buffalo at the Town Hall Theatre.

'Art has no borders but it does have edges' — GIAF launch

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The 40th Galway International Arts Festival got off to a flying start on Monday at the Black Box Theatre with the world premiere of Woyzeck In Winter, Conall Morrison’s daring fusion of Büchner and Schubert.

'Art has no borders but it does have edges' – GIAF launch

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The 40th Galway International Arts Festival got off to a flying start on Monday at the Black Box Theatre with the world premiere of Woyzeck In Winter, Conall Morrison’s daring fusion of Büchner and Schubert.

Galway Advertiser editorial named winner in global contest

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An editorial from Galway Advertiser editor Declan Varley honouring coastguard Caitriona Lucas, who died during a rescue off the west coast last year, has been named as a winner in a global contest to honour the best editorial writing in weekly newspapers.

Advertiser editorial honouring coastguard is named winner in global editorial contest

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An editorial from the Galway Advertiser honouring coastguard Caitriona Lucas, who died during a rescue off the west coast last year, has been named as a winner in a global contest to honour the best editorial writing in weekly newspapers.

Advertiser editorial honouring coastguard is named winner in global editorial contest

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An editorial from the Galway Advertiser honouring coastguard Caitriona Lucas, who died during a rescue off the west coast last year, has been named as a winner in a global contest to honour the best editorial writing in weekly newspapers.

 

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