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Connemara Green Festival 2018 puts the focus on food as part of Galway European Region of Gastronomy
The Connemara Green Festival, packed with family-friendly events with a foodie flavour and taking place this weekend, October 12 to 14, is sure to be an autumn highlight of Galway ERoG programme.
Excitement is building ahead of this year’s Baboró International Arts Festival for Children, which starts in Galway Monday October 15 for seven days. The programme is bursting with theatre, dance, music, exhibitions, film and literature as well as talks and workshops for children and adults. There are also opportunities for children and adults to get creative while spending quality time together.
Excitement is building ahead of this year’s Baboró International Arts Festival for Children, which kicks off in Galway this Monday October 15 for seven days. The programme is bursting with theatre, dance, music, exhibitions, film, and literature as well as talks and workshops for children and adults. There are also opportunities for children and adults to get creative while spending quality time together.
Galway is truly a year-round festival city but come October it’s all about the kids. The 22nd Baboró International Arts Festival for Children is just around the corner and kicks off on Monday October 15 and runs for seven days. This year’s programme is bursting with 51 extraordinary events from Ireland and around the world so there’s plenty for children and families to enjoy. We’re kicking off this year’s Baboró Ambassador series with 12-year old Emma Craughwell from Inverin.
“HOLDING HER first grandchild in her arms in 2003, Mary Robinson was struck by the uncertainty of the world he had been born into. Before his fiftieth birthday, he would have to share the planet with more than nine billion people - people battling for food, water and shelter in an increasing volatile climate. The faceless shadowy menace of climate change had become, in an instant, deeply personal.”
Some 100 years before this photograph was taken, most of the area we are looking at would have been under water, the river covered much of what is Woodquay today. Most of the people who lived in the area would have been small farmers or fishermen, their houses (outside the city walls) made of blocks of stone, often with moss stuffed into the crevices and a roof covered partly with straw, partly with turf. The river provided a rich source of food, though in the city, the fishery, from the Salmon Weir to the sea, was privately owned.
'Young people’s choice of participation, rather than cynicism, is a powerful way of looking at the future'
Climate change is a reality, a crisis facing us all, yet in this period of turmoil - geo-politically via Trump, Brexit, and the rise of the far right, and environmentally with rising temperatures and extreme weather - there remains cause for hope.
Athlone Springs Hotel is the place to party this festive season.
Capacity audiences are expected to attend a diverse range of literary events for the Wild Atlantic Words Festival in Castlebar, which runs from Monday October 8 to Sunday October 14.
Tesco Ireland has launched a new initiative offering free deliveries for over-65s when they shop online. It was launched to coincide with International Day of Older Persons, which seeks to support full and effective participation of older persons in the community. The new initiative was supported by the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation and Age Action Ireland.