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Galway African Film Festival returns next week

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THE GALWAY African Film Festival, the city's annual celerbration of movies and film-making from across the African continent, returns from Friday May 22 to Sunday 24, with a host of free screenings taking place in NUI Galway's Huston School of Film & Digital Media.

Cinema review: Fury

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AROUND THIS time of year we get our first look at the Oscar contenders. While the heavy hitters tend to emerge at the end of December and January, sometimes more genre based releases, like Gravity last year, are released a few weeks early.

The amazing story of The Tailor Of Inverness

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THE TAILOR Of Inverness, by Matthew Zajac, tells the extraordinary story of Zajac’s father who grew up on a farm in Galicia - then eastern Poland, now western Ukraine - and worked as a tailor in Inverness after surviving the terrors and upheavals of WWII.

Public lecture on Islam and democracy

Islam, Secularism, and Democracy is the title of a public lecture which will be given in NUI Galway on Monday February 17.

Let Smacht Mór make 2013 your best year ever

You know, for some people, 2013 will be their best year ever.

Thirty five new jobs created in the City Bin Company following a €15 million investment

Award-winning waste collection operators, the City Bin Co., recently confirmed the creation of 35 new jobs within Dublin and Galway regions. This decision will come into effect over the next few months and follows significant investment from averda – the largest private environmental solutions provider in the Middle East - the Gulf co-operation council, and North Africa.

Galway man scoops major emerging entrepreneur award

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A Galway man has been praised at a glittering business awards event held recently for his “awe-inspiring” vision, innovation, and commercial achievements.

Through the glass darkly

So wrote Henry Adams in his study of the 12th century European Renaissance, Mont-Saint Michel and Chartres, of the great Romanesque church and monastery perched on a high rock off the coast of Normandy. Like so many churches set on high places throughout the Christian world, it was dedicated to the archangel Michael, who makes his most memorable appearance in Revelation:

Characteristics of a ‘half-civilized’ people

In the late 18th and mid 19th centuries, at least 28 German travel writers wrote extensively about Ireland. I’ll tell some of what a few of them had to say in the weeks ahead, but by far the most colourful was Prince Hermann Ludwig Heinrich von Puckler-Muskau. He lived his 86 years to the full. As a dashing cavalry officer he fought against Napoleon until he inherited Muskau Park near Berlin to which he added brilliant landscapes and gardens. He searched for the source of the Nile, and fought off bandits in the deserts of North Africa. He walked through much of Europe, taking notes of his observations all of which were eventually published. In 1814 he visited England and delighted the dandy Prince of Wales by introducing the rectangular monocle. His struggle with the English language caused laughter in high society, and generally he was a source of amusement; but he seemed to have enjoyed himself immensely.*

Orient Occident exhibition at UCHG

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PAINTINGS INSPIRED by North Africa, Spain, and Turkey, and Islamic architecture, art, and culture have inspired are currently on show in a new exhibition in UCHG.

 

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