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Uisneach Festival gets the go ahead

Organisers have confirmed that Uisneach Fire Festival will go ahead this Saturday May 9 from 2pm-11.30pm.

Explore Galway’s Buildings in stone with the new guidebook

A new guidebook has been published by NUI Galway’s discipline of Earth and Ocean Science highlighting the wide variety of local and imported natural stone used in Galway City's buildings.

New York show comes ‘home’ to Headford for Irish premier

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Award-winning New York show The Bark and the Tree will receive its Irish premier in Headford on Saturday September 6 at 9pm.

Ballina launches 50th anniversary Salmon Festival

Ballina is preparing to celebrate the 50th anniversary of its now world renowned Salmon Festival, which launches on Monday (July 6) and continues until Sunday, July 13.

Statutory inquiry into mother and baby homes must have “full powers”, say campaign groups

A statutory inquiry into all mother and baby homes must have “full powers” to compel witnesses and secure documentary evidence, particularly against religious orders, that is according to Justice for the Tuam Babies.

Market Street, one hundred years ago

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The title of this photograph is ‘Old Building, Market Street’ and it was taken about 100 years ago. The building in the foreground was at one time occupied by the Augustinian nuns who were based in Galway (where the Mechanics is today in Middle Street) before 1651. The last Augustinian nun to die in Ireland is buried in Forthill. These sisters formed part of the same Augustinian Order as the friars, as do their contemplative successors today in countries like Spain and Italy. Continuing persecutions and other historical pressures saw to the end of these nuns in Ireland, though some lingered on in Galway up to the middle of the 19th century.

Lack of heritage officer a concern for local historian

The lack of a heritage officer in Westmeath is a regrettable loss to the county, says a prominent local historian.

Castlebar history tours

The summer season of guided tours of Castlebar will be held each Saturday in July and August led by Brian Hoban, local historian and Fáilte Ireland approved tour guide.

Memorial stone unveiled to mark fiftieth anniversary of Achill’s Eva O’Flaherty

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More than 50 hardy souls gathered in Donaghpatrick graveyard in Caherlistrane last week (April 17) to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the death of Achill’s Eva O’Flaherty, born just across the fields from her final resting place in Lisdonagh House in 1874.

Nora Barnacle documentary to be broadcast on St Stephen’s Day

Nora Barnacle, the Galwegian who married James Joyce’ and inspired some of his greatest writings, will be the subject of a new radio documentary.

 

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