‘The housing crisis is dire. It’s demoralising for students‘

Thu, Aug 26, 2021

University should be a time of discovery and expanding horizons, a time to broaden your mind and education, and to plan for the future. It is also a social experience, a chance to meet people from all walks of life, and where you will form some of the most enduring friendships of your life.

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‘Pride is a chance to celebrate, but it is always twinned with protest’

Thu, Aug 05, 2021

“Pride has become that special time when we get to affirm our dignity and our equality, and increase our visibility. It’s in opposition to the shame and social stigma many of us grew up with.”

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‘I’ve had a good experience in Galway, but there are still times I feel unsafe’

Thu, May 06, 2021

From being one of the last countries in Western Europe to decriminalise homosexuality in 1993, to becoming the first State in the world to legalise same-sex marraige through a public viote in 2015, the change in Ireland’s attitudes towards its LGBT+ citizens has been one of the most positive and rapid of recent social developments.

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Emer Flatley relishing new role with FAI and the Galway City Council

Thu, Apr 22, 2021

Many valuable lessons have been learned during a demanding spell across the world. The value of sport simply goes beyond the action between the white chalk lines: it is about communities, friendships, making connections, and social interaction.

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St Patrick's Day memories - Galwegians share their memories of St Patrick's from years gone by

Thu, Mar 11, 2021

ST PATRICK'S Day will be an online celebration this year. So as we have to do without the parade, the pageantry, and the festivities, we have asked a number of Galwegians to share their memories of St Patrick's Day parades from years gone by.

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Women in Science – Meet Debbi Pedreschi

Fri, Feb 12, 2021

To celebrate International Day of Women and Girls in Science on 11th February 2021, the Marine Institute is highlighting the many brilliant women who play transformative and ambitious roles in understanding, exploring, protecting and sustainably managing our oceans wealth.

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Women in Science – Rosemarie Butler

Fri, Feb 12, 2021

To celebrate International Day of Women and Girls in Science on 11th February 2021, the Marine Institute is highlighting the many brilliant women who play transformative and ambitious roles in understanding, exploring, protecting and sustainably managing our oceans wealth.

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Women in Science – Vera Quinlan

Fri, Feb 12, 2021

To celebrate International Day of Women and Girls in Science on 11th February 2021, the Marine Institute is highlighting the many brilliant women who play transformative and ambitious roles in understanding, exploring, protecting and sustainably managing our oceans wealth.

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'Juggling props are my tongue and brain'

Thu, Nov 21, 2019

For the past three years, São Paulo's Davi Hora has been artist in residence with Galway Community Circus. In this interview, he tells of how he made the move from the samba and sunshine of Brazil to cloudy and rainy Galway, and his no-less remarkable shift from studying philosophy to the world of circus.

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‘I feel a huge amount of excitement to be appointed as the director of Cúirt

Thu, Nov 07, 2019

Last week, Sasha de Buyl-Pisco made her first visit to Galway following her appointment as both the new director of the Cúirt International Festival of Literature and head of literature at Galway Arts Centre.

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'Bats won’t fly into your hair'

Thu, Oct 31, 2019

The Halloween weekend is sure to feature images of bats among its seasonal gallery of ghouls and spooks, yet the reality of these remarkable animals is greatly at odds with their depiction as sinister creatures of the night.

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'We need to be very alert we don’t get a resurrection of violent fascism'

Thu, Oct 24, 2019

This month’s Over The Edge Open Reading in the Galway City Library on Thursday, October 31 is a non-fiction and poetry Brexit special, featuring the poet Martin Hayes, the political columnist Eoin Ó Murchú, and Jerry Fitzpatrick, a leading light in the iconic Rock Against Racism movement.

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'You learn a lot about people through costuming them'

Thu, Oct 17, 2019

Danse Macabre, this year's Macnas Parade, takes place on Sunday October 27, and will feature the signature Macnas giant creations and sculptural images, pyrotechnics, bespoke costumes, and epic performances to live and original music.

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‘Stranger in a strange land’

Thu, Oct 10, 2019

The Claddagh is Galway’s most historic district, its foundation pre-dating that of the city, and it has always been proud of its native traditions and identity. Yet not only is the Claddagh a vivid link to Galway’s ancient past; the Claddagh National School, with its multi-racial student population, symbolises the cosmopolitan Galway of today while preparing its pupils for the Galway of tomorrow.

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'In the 21st century, the story of Democracy will be who gets the upper hand between Democracy and Facebook'

Thu, Sep 26, 2019

Among the speakers at Galway International Arts Festival’s autumn session of First Thought Talks in NUIG on Saturday October 3, is David Runciman, Professor of Politics at Cambridge University, who has written seven acclaimed books on politics and democracy.

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From Cavan to Connemara

Thu, Sep 19, 2019

Irish language theatre company, Fíbín, launches an exciting new chapter in its story next week with the promenade show Cath na Ceathrún Rua / Battle of Carraroe, written by incoming artistic director Philip Doherty and staged at the company’s new home space in An Tulach, Baile na hAbhann.

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'Putting boots on the ground for peace'

Thu, Sep 12, 2019

On St Patrick’s Day this year, two US army veterans, Ken Mayers and Tarak Kauff, aged 82 and 77 respectively, were arrested at Shannon Airport for protesting its continued use by the American military.

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From Cavan to Connemara

Thu, Sep 12, 2019

Irish language theatre company, Fíbín, launches an exciting new chapter in its story next week with the promenade show Cath na Ceathrún Rua / Battle of Carraroe, written by incoming artistic director Philip Doherty and staged at the company’s new home space in An Tulach, Baile na hAbhann.

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'You can’t tell your kids they can be whatever they want if you are not doing it yourself'

Thu, Aug 29, 2019

Singer-songwriter Áine Tyrrell is making a welcome trip home from Australia for a gig in Galway in September to launch her new album, Return To The Sea.

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'The younger generation haven’t heard of Walter Macken, that’s why I’ve spent my life promoting him'

Thu, Aug 22, 2019

When I meet Ultan Macken for a morning coffee to chat about his one man show, My Father, My Son, the first thing he does is delightedly show me a new Russian edition of Walter Macken’s God Made Sunday.

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