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In terms of Irish summer months, June was very good to us. June does make a case for being Ireland’s best summer month. The highest temperature ever recorded in Ireland was 33.3°C at Kilkenny Castle in June 1887. One of the highest temperatures recorded in Mayo since the early 1940s was 30.5°C, recorded at Claremorris in June 1983. What is in store for us weather-wise in the coming months? There are alternative forecasts to RTÉ’s nightly offering which often seems to hedge its bets and contradict itself by the end of the broadcast. Long before Evelyn Cusack appeared on television, local folklore determined what weather may be expected.
Gossip is what no one claims to like, but everybody enjoys. It is the lifeblood of every conversation. There is nothing juicier than the prospect of being told gossip that you can then trade for some more at a later stage. Gossip is the unedited bit of conversation.
Midge Ure can look back on a 40 year musical career of no little achievement - co-creator of classic hit singles 'Vienna', 'Fade To Grey', and 'Do They Know It's Christmas?' and helping pioneer electro-pop with Ultravox and Visage - but this is only part of the Scotsman's story.
Tommy Tiernan and Mary Coughlan both feature in a new, Galway produced, documentary, Meetings With Ivor, about the life and work of leading Irish psychiatrist Ivor Browne, which will be screened at The Eye Cinema.
TOMMY TIERNAN and Mary Coughlan both feature in a new, Galway produced, documentary, Meetings With Ivor, about the life and work of leading Irish psychiatrist Ivor Browne, which will be screened at The Eye Cinema.
Digital Training Institute CEO Joanne Sweeney-Burke is collaborating with Irish Blogger Agency for an exclusive one-day masterclass in Online PR Strategy in Galway.
Last night at The Ballsbridge Hotel, Dublin 4, Muintir Mhaigh Eo Atha Cliath announced the award winners for the Mayo Person of the Year, Meitheal, and Young Mayo Person of the Year for 2017.
As we come to the end of the year, it’s a good time to remember some of the remarkable accolades our city has received during 2016. Galway was awarded the 2020 European Capital of Culture, as well as the EU’s prestigious European Green Leaf Environmental Award, and was designated European Region of Gastronomy for 2018. The Financial Times FDI magazine ranked Galway City as the number 1 Micro European City of the Future for both the Economic Potential and Business Friendliness categories in 2016/2017: this is a full level or two higher than our rankings in both categories in 2014/2015. Also, NUI Galway has moved up to number 249 in the QS world university rankings. To put that in perspective, the University has risen 235 places over the past nine years from when it was at number 484. NUI Galway is also 48th out of 1,336 educational institutions in Europe in terms of Horizon 2020 funding received, and second overall in Ireland.
MR PUSSY, "the doyen of Irish drag queens...the original of the species," according to the Sunday Independent, will be in Galway tomorrow to attend GASS - The Great and Secret Show.