The invisible strings that hold community together

Thu, May 09, 2019

Back in the summer of ‘82, when Paolo Rossi was setting the stones alight with his scorching display in the heat of football pitches at the Spanish World Cup, I spent the days picking cold stones from a wet football pitch in Mayo. In those days, when the offer of a job was as fickle as the tumbleweed that blew across our horizon, the Community Employment Scheme was all we knew.

And while I’ll never know if we ever made any difference with the stones we picked from what seemed like a field of stones, we felt like we had the impossible task of digging just half a hole. It was invisible work, probably invented by someone to keep us busy, to bend our backs, to get us used to the real world.

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Exciting ways people can get involved with Macnas this summer!

Thu, May 09, 2019

Macnas is beginning advanced Stilt Performance workshops with an emphasis on Stilt performance using a mask, stilt-performance in acrobatics and in physical performance indoors and outdoors!

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Fantasy Football round 38 preview

Tue, May 07, 2019

After nearly nine months and 37 rounds of action, the Premier League season reaches its crescendo this Sunday; Man City or Liverpool? Who will be the champions of England?

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Away trips give a glimpse of home and community

Thu, May 02, 2019

It has been a horrible few weeks. At home and abroad, the news headlines are filled with tales of unwavering cruelty, of acts of violence, of terror, of domestic killing, of communities living in fear.

We see brazen acts of defiance against our policing forces, of daring raids that care little for the proximity of officers, or for the disruption to local communities. And when we hear of these things, we look deep into ourselves to try to find a piece of hope, a glimmer of light to give us belief in the capacity of the human spirit to overcome such darkness.

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Fantasy Football round 37 preview

Thu, May 02, 2019

It was another special week of European football as Ajax continued their wonderful form in the competition with 1-0 victory over Spurs in London and Lionel Messi staked another claim as the greatest player to grace a football pitch with another brilliant brace against Liverpool on Wednesday night at the Camp Nou.

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Veil of silence must be broken

Thu, Apr 25, 2019

It is hard to believe several years have passed since local Tuam historian Catherine Corless uncovered the heartbreaking scandal of undocumented burials at the Tuam Mothers and Baby home - one which is sadly still ongoing.

For the families of the 798 children who died, and then were buried in the grounds of the institution, there can be no peace when still so many questions need answers.

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Fantasy Football round 36 preview

Thu, Apr 25, 2019

It is all becoming a little clearer now that all sides have played 35 matches. Champions Man City are still keeping challengers Liverpool at arms length in the title race, Spurs and Chelsea are in pole position for the Champions League, and it is between Brighton and Cardiff who will be the final side to tumble out of the division and into the Championship.

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Local Market Makes Long Awaited Comeback After Series Of Setbacks

Tue, Apr 23, 2019

The much talked about the return of the Tiny Traders Village finally became a reality last weekend as the much loved local market relaunched in a brand new location after almost a year of setbacks and delays.

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Our city benefits from the spirit of volunteerism

Thu, Apr 18, 2019

Galway city was at its best this week when it celebrated the selfless in our society - the volunteers who engage with communities, groups, and individuals, not just giving time, but also themselves to help others.

Truly inspiring is the breadth of volunteers who are now an integral part of Galway's culture and spirit. Whether providing a voice for those with special needs, or risking their lives on a search and rescue mission, the number of volunteers who maintain an unwavering dedication is truly uplifting.

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Fantasy Football round 35 preview

Thu, Apr 18, 2019

What a week of European football; Man City and Spurs played a game for the ages which saw the London side squeeze through on away goals; Ajax rolled back the years to defeat Cristiano Ronaldo and Juventus in Turin; and Barcelona and Liverpool emphatically dispatched Man United and Porto respectively.

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Relocating from Galway to Belfast - What You Need to Know to Make the Process Smoother

Mon, Apr 15, 2019

Are you the type of person who subscribes to the belief that “variety is the spice of life”? If your next helping of variety involves a move from Galway to Belfast then you’ve come to the right place.

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Top Tips for Keeping Up with the League of Ireland in 2019

Mon, Apr 15, 2019

No matter which team you wish to choose to support, keeping up with the League of Ireland is a must for any football fan. If you are wanting to know how you will be the first to find out how your team performed in the latest match then keep on reading.

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If you go down to the woods...

Thu, Apr 11, 2019

There is something magical about walking in the woods. It is because in there, among the trees, you let yourself get lost, distracted from the ways of the world. In there, among the trees, and the fallen branches, and dried up leaves, you can learn more about yourself than a thousand books would ever reveal.

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Passing of colourful councillor marks the end of an era

Thu, Apr 04, 2019

When I first started covering local council meetings here in Galway city and county, there were a lot of serious players on board. Heavy hitters who as soon as a meeting was over, would head to Dublin to make or take decisions in a higher forum. They looked and sounded serious. They were like Abbey repertoire actors let loose on touring the carnival tents and halls of rural Ireland. They knew how to play to the gallery and how to ensure their survival in an animalistic political arena. It was in the chambers of the councils that they fine-tuned their roar for the national stage.

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Rory Best to Hang Up His Boots

Mon, Apr 01, 2019

Irish captain Rory Best has indicated that this will be his last season and he will be leaving the game after the World Cup which takes place in Japan later this year. BonusBets.com looks at his incredible career and the reaction from fly-half Johnny Sexton.

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Top Tips for Keeping Up with the League of Ireland in 2019

Fri, Mar 29, 2019

No matter which team you wish to choose to support, keeping up with the League of Ireland is a must for any football fan. If you are wanting to know how you will be the first to find out how your team performed in the latest match then keep on reading.

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5 Casinos to Visit in Ireland

Fri, Mar 29, 2019

Wherever you go on holiday, it is great to have a plan of all the things you can do while you are there. Ireland is a stunning county, and there is plenty to see across Southern Ireland. If you fancy getting in some casino time, then you will be pleased to learn that there are some fantastic venues to check out and Whichcasino.com has five of the best to go see.

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Choosing the right pathways for life

Thu, Mar 28, 2019

It is in our moments of decision that our destiny is shaped. You write your life story with the choices you make. Every day we make decisions that impact on the nature of our day, but at certain key stages of your life, you rock up to a veritable fork in the road, say good morning to the comely maidens dancing there, and then make a major choice on which way you should go.

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Indian Cultural and Sports Community (ICSC) along with NUI India SOC celebrated the festival of colours (HOLI)

Thu, Mar 28, 2019

Indian Cultural and Sports Community (ICSC) along with NUI India SOC celebrated the festival of colours (HOLI) on Saturday, 23rd March 2019 in NUI Galway campus, which was attended by over 250 people with a strong representation of NUI Students and the Indian families living in Galway.

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Miss Galway 2019/20: The Search is On

Thu, Mar 28, 2019

Think you have what it takes to be crowned as Miss Galway 2019/20? Fancy being the next Rosanna Davison?

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