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Conference on mobile technologies in teacher education in city

Technologies to be used in the classrooms of the near future will be discussed at a major conference on teaching technology being held in the city this week.

‘What the hell is going on?’

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‘What the hell is going on?’ appears to be what the British Prime Minister Herbert H Asquith, is thinking as he disembarks at Dun Laoghaire on May 12 1916, almost three weeks after the Easter Rising. Following six days of intensive fighting, Dublin city centre was unrecogniseable. Practically all its main buildings were destroyed either by artillery fire or burnt out. The list of casualities was horrendous. One hundred and sixteen army dead, 368 wounded, and nine missing. Sixteen policemen died, and 29 wounded. And this at a time when Britain was fighting an appalling war in France, which seemed unending, and its mounting causalities were not only threatening his government’s survival, but had filled the British people with dread and alarm.

Judge Mary Fahy to preside over reopening of Oughterard Courthouse

The renovated Oughterard Courthouse will be officially reopened tomorrow (Friday), exactly eight years after it closed its doors to court service.

The Visitor

After he knocked, the visitor entered the house through a small narrow hallway. He ducked to avoid hitting his head on the low door frame. "Ara, Michael, it is grand to see you at last. Your brother told me you’d come up. How are they all down there in Turlough? They must be delighted to have you home in Mayo. How long has it been? Three years?"

Galway People of the Year Award winners to be honoured in January

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The Galway People of the Year Award winners 2015 will be honoured at a Gala Banquet and Presentation to be held in the Galway Bay Hotel on Saturday February 6. Compered by Keith Finnegan, the winners were nominated by members of the public for their work in a variety of fields which contributed to the betterment of the lives of people in their communities. The winners were introduced by the chair of the adjudication panel Mary Bennett and awards organiser Ollie Robinson to a large attendance of family and supporters.

Local hoteliers upbeat about 2016

Following a year of strong tourism growth, hotels and guesthouses in Galway are upbeat going into 2016, according to the latest quarterly barometer from the Irish Hotels Federation (IHF). Local hoteliers have benefitted from a 13 per cent increase in overseas visitors to Ireland over the last 12 months, including significant growth key markets such as North America (visitors up 13 per cent), Britain (up 11 per cent) and the rest of Europe (up 14 per cent).

‘When I makes tea I makes tea, and when I makes water I makes water’

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Hotel Meyrick to announce exclusive wedding package at Wedding Open Day

Continuing its 163-year -ld tradition of making wedding dreams come true, the Hotel Meyrick invites all newly engaged couples to their Wedding Open Day on Saturday January 2 from 12-4pm, as they announce their exclusive wedding package for 2016 and 2017. Meet members of the highly professional wedding co-ordination team and view the elegant Connemara Ballroom, set for a classic wedding while discussing the your dream wedding.

Galway People of the Year winners announced

The Galway People of the Year Award winners 2015 were announced at a press reception in the Galway Bay Hotel this week and will be honoured at a Gala Banquet and Presentation to be held in the Galway Bay Hotel on Saturday February 6. Compered by Keith Finnegan, the winners were nominated by members of the public for their work in a variety of fields which contributed to the betterment of the lives of people in their communities. The winners were introduced by the chair of the adjudication panel Mary Bennett and awards organiser Ollie Robinson to a large attendance of family and supporters.

George Nicholls, Rising organiser and volunteer

George Nicholls was a young solicitor who worked in G.C. Conroy’s office in Francis Street. In 1912, he set up a pipe band known as “Cumann Píobairí naGaillimhe”, the only band with an Irish language name to play at O’Donovan Rossa’s funeral to which they travelled in the company of Padraic Pearse.

 

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