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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.
This photograph was published on March 13 1959 by Alexander ‘Monkey’ Morgan (1919-1958), a wartime pilot for the Royal Artillery Air Corps, who launched a peacetime career in aerial photography before his tragic death in a plane crash. It is a detail from one of the images he took for the Irish Independent between 1951 and 1958. Some 200 of these have now been published in book form under the title Ireland from the Air. The book is a crystal ball into the past. The images are of such high quality that the detail just leaps out. Our image today is just a section of one of the photographs which we have enlarged.
A Galway researcher is hoping a new series of children’s books will encourage more young people to consider a career in science and technology.
Here on board the Kilcullen Voyager I am attempting to be the first Irishman, and indeed Galwayman to circumnavigate our planet solo non-stop. Now I am the middle of the Atlantic between South America and South Africia, this is our second week at sea and we hope to be at the Equator by the weekend.
The Rolling Sun Book Festival, set in Westport, County Mayo, is a quirky boutique festival that indulges bookworms and connoisseurs of music, song, and poetry. Set in the shadow of the ancient spiritual mountain, Croagh Patrick, it evokes the many layers of Irish culture in the best bardic and poetic traditions. The festival kicked off last night, Thursday November 3, with poet Ger Reidy launching Lady Cassie Peregrina a poetry collection by Terry McDonagh in the Custom House Studio and will continue with a jam packed number of days until it finishes on Sunday November 6.
LUCK JUST Kissed You Hello, Amy Conroy's powerful exploration of gender and sexual identity, and a hit at the 2015 Galway International Arts Festival, returns to Galway as part of a new national tour.
O’Donnellan & Joyce has a selection of detached properties in Galway city and county that would make great family homes for growing broods. Anne Harding of O’Donnellan & Joyce is sales agent for family homes with addresses including Renmore, Knocknacarra, Craughwell, and Clarinbridge. Among the latest on the market are a selection of properties close to excellent primary and secondary schools; perhaps most notable on this list of properties is Dunmore House on Taylor's Hill.
The g Hotel is bringing the Midas touch to Galway with its new signature gold afternoon tea.
AN INTERNATIONALLY successful singer and a novelist begin a stormy, passionate affair, but only when their daughter is born, do the couple realise just how different they are.
Cllr Peter Roche says he is “disgusted” and “betrayed” and will be putting his support on hold for suicide prevention charity Console after the charity’s payment scandal was revealed in a Prime Time special last Thursday.