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To celebrate International Women’s Day, staff and graduates of GMIT Mayo recently held a women’s history seminar in association with the National Museum of Ireland – Country Life. The seminar was chaired by Dr Deirdre Garvey, GMIT Mayo head of campus, and it was designed to showcase research on women’s history that is ongoing in GMIT Mayo.
A top class line up of female speakers will take pare in a a panel discussion in Castlebar in April inspired by the work of 1916 revolutionary, doctor and Mayo native, Dr Kathleen Lynn. Dr Lynn's legacy was the inspiration around a current arts project that is taking place in a number of locations around the county that was launched last Friday. The panel discussion exploring the position of women in today’s world titled 'How Is It for Women Now? takes place at the Linenhall Arts Centre in Castlebar on Thursday April 14 at 8pm. The event is scheduled as part of the extremely successful Kathleen Lynn: Insider on the Outside exhibition, currently running in five visual arts spaces in Mayo. Discussing the subject will be Sarah Durcan, Catherine Marshall, Sinead McCoole, Michelle Browne, and some other guests.
Claregalway Castle will host Ireland’s Specialist Nurseries (ISNA) and rare plant specialists at the Spring Garden Fair on Sunday April 3 from 11am to 6pm. A variety of informal practical talks and demonstrations on transforming your garden will be given by these gold medal winning nurseries from both Bloom and Hampton Court flower shows. Go along and get all your gardening questions answered and enjoy coffee and cakes in coffee shop.
GALWAY UNESCO City of Film will celebrates 100 years of cinema and the centenary of the 1916 Rising, with screenings of Irish film and TV landmark s, across eight Saturdays in 2016.
William Butler Yeats, poet, playwright, politician, and Nobel prize-winner for literature, always looked west. Through rare books, art, music, drama, and film, the Yeats and the West exhibition at NUI Galway discovers what the west meant to him, and what this might mean for us. As part of this exhibition of original materials that are unique to the West of Ireland, NUI Galway has added a recently acquired portrait of Lady Gregory painted by the artist Gerald Festus Kelly in 1912.
During the past few weeks I have tried to give some of the formative influences on the life of the writer Eilís Dillon as she grew up in Galway. The impact of her parents’ (Professor Tom Dillon and Geraldine Plunkett) commitment to the War of Independence, and her nightly fears of sudden raids on their home by the Black and Tans was a nightmare that stayed with her all her life.