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The 19th Galway Science and Technology Festival welcomed another record breaking 20,000 visitors to its annual final day Exhibition at NUI Galway last Sunday, and honoured several people on the day with major science awards. The two-week Festival culminated in the final day Exhibition and also brought 180 STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths) shows and workshops to 35,000 primary and secondary school students across Galway City and County.
Mayo writer Mike McCormack is celebrating this week after an amazing double swoop in the world of literary awards. On Wednesday night he was named as the Irish Novel of the Year at the Bord Gais Irish Book of the Year Awards and last weekend, he won the £10,000 Goldsmiths Prize for Fiction — both for his third novel Solar Bones, triumphing over a shortlist which also included Irish writer Eimear McBride and Irish-Canadian writer Anakana Schofield.
Mike McCormack novelist and NUI Galway English lecturer is celebrating this week after he won the £10,000 Goldsmiths Prize for Fiction for his third novel Solar Bones, triumphing over a shortlist which also included Irish writer Eimear McBride and Irish-Canadian writer Anakana Schofield.
MIKE MCCORMACK, the novelist and NUI Galway English lecturer is celebrating this week after he won the £10,000 Goldsmiths Prize for Fiction for his third novel Solar Bones, triumphing over a shortlist which also included Irish writer Eimear McBride and Irish-Canadian writer Anakana Schofield.
Professor Michael Kane, Emeritus Professor of Physiology at NUI Galway, is the 2016 winner of the Society for Reproduction and Fertility’s premier research award, the Marshall Medal. Professor Kane accepted this prestigious award at the Annual Conference of the Society in Winchester, England recently.
One of the biggest TV hits, indeed phenomena, of the past year, was the Netflix documentary series Making a Murderer, about the trial of Wisconsin man Steven Avery, who had previously been freed from prison after DNA evidence proved he was innocent of a rape and attempted murder conviction for which he had served 18 years.
Gnó Mhaigh Eo, in association with Conradh na Gaeilge, is launching a scheme in Caisleán an Bharraigh this summer that will see businesses in the town offer its services ‘as Gaeilge’ to those who wish to use their cúpla focal on a regular basis. The scheme is being launched following the great success of its implementation in Claremorris, with Ballina and Westport earmarked to introduce the scheme in the near future.
Twelve Galway businesses on Gearrliosta Ghradam Sheosaimh Uí Ógartaigh, eagerly await the special awards ceremony this evening, Thursday May 12 at 6.30pm in the Westwood Hotel, when the winners of Gradam Sheosaimh Uí Ógartaigh 2016 will be announced.
IBEC will host a free business seminar in the Hodson Bay Hotel Athlone on Wednesday, May 4, to show how local companies have used State supports and worked with higher education institutions to grow their business through research, development, and innovation.
The Mayor of the City of Galway, Cllr. Frank Fahy, announced the 12 businesses who were selected as finalists for Gradam Sheosaimh Uí Ógartaigh 2016 at a press event which took place in the Eyre Square Centre last week.