Hey, students, it’s great to see ye

Thu, Sep 24, 2020

This month way back in the mists of time in the 1980s, I found myself starting college here in Galway. Sharing the joys of life with a group of lads in a house in Renmore Crescent, by the side of Lough Atalia (found through the pages of the Galway Advertiser). It was to be the start of the rest of my life; a new beginning, a time when you set aside that which had got you that far, and swapped it for something new.

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Lár Sráide le Conradh na Gaeilge

Thu, Sep 24, 2020

Is í Fionnuala Ní Aoláin a bheidh faoi agallamh ar an gclár An tSeachtain le Máirín Ní Ghadhra ar Raidió na Gaeltachta Dé Sathairn seo chugainn, 26 Meán Fómhair, ag 11.00r.n. Is de bhunú na Forbacha í Fionnuala Ní Aoláin, ach tá cuid mhaith dá saol caite aici ag obair thar lear i ngort na cearta daonna. Faoi láthair tá sí ag obair mar Thoscaire Speisialta na Náisiún Aontaithe ar Chearta Daonna.

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Through The Glass Darkly

Thu, Sep 24, 2020

Two distinct phases of the hermetic life existed in early Christianity. The first phase was the Egyptian phase, the era of the desert hermits. With its scarcity of resources and its forbidding geography, the desert was a radical contrast to urban areas. These factors shaped the fierce insights of the desert hermits: the extreme individualism, their hostility toward social life, and their separation from conventional ecclesiastical authority.

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Fantasy Football round three preview

Wed, Sep 23, 2020

Another round of the Premier League has come and gone and a clear picture is already developing. Liverpool look the team to beat as they swept aside 10 men Chelsea in south west London on Sunday, West Brom and Fulham look certain to go straight back down after defeats to Everton and Leeds respectively, and Ole Gunnar Solskjær looks set for another tough season as Man United fell to a disappointing 3-1 home defeat to Crystal Palace.

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Leisureland difficulties a sign of these strange times

Thu, Sep 17, 2020

Fifty years ago last April, on the very first edition of the new Galway Advertiser, was an impressive and rare in those days, colour photograph of the proposed Leisureland development planned for Salthill. Under a headline of Galway in the 1970s, it promised a facility that would be at the heart of Galway and west of Ireland life for years to come. And so it has been.

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Through The Glass Darkly

Thu, Sep 17, 2020

That happiness - what it is, where is it found, and how to hold onto and maximise it - is big business these days is obvious to anyone browsing the ever-expanding New Age section of book shops, large and small. Titles like The Seven Steps to Happiness or How to be Happy 365 Days a Year and dozens of others all promise to show how happiness can be achieved easily, painlessly, and permanently.

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BE A GALWAY VOICE

Thu, Sep 17, 2020

Investment and not just policing is needed in communities

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Fantasy Football round two preview

Wed, Sep 16, 2020

Round one of the Premier League is done and dusted and we got good value from our eight games with 23 goals scored. There were no shocks on the opening weekend as Fulham and West Brom fell to 3-0 defeats to Arsenal and Leicester City respectively with Chelsea securing three points away to Brighton.

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A quiet space to mind ourselves, and others

Thu, Sep 10, 2020

In the year that is in it, when we have all been twisted and turned this way and that by the vagaries of this awful disease, there are moments which sum us up as a nation which make us smile and realise what a great little place we can be when we stick together.

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Through The Glass Darkly

Thu, Sep 10, 2020

Almost 2,000 years ago, the Roman philosopher Seneca addressed many of the same difficulties and flukes of fate with which we are now ourselves grappling.

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IT IS BACK!!! Fantasy Football round one preview

Tue, Sep 08, 2020

The Champions League and Europa League campaigns may have given us our football kick right up until the end of August but there is nothing that replaces Premier League football and more importantly Fantasy Football.

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Clifden flooding another reminder of the power of nature

Thu, Sep 03, 2020

You would like to think that 2020 is some sort of training year, an obstacle course designed to test our resilience, to throw all sorts of misfortune our way to see how we deal with it. Maybe Fate Inc decided that we were too fragile, had become too used to a world without global fear. That we needed to know the sort of life that our parents did, and their parents — all generations who had lived through wars and recessions and famine.

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4 Of The Best Irish TV Shows To Binge-Watch Right Now

Fri, Aug 28, 2020

This year has been a big year for streaming tv shows as many people have been spending a lot of time at home due to Covid-19 lockdowns. As many usual holidaymakers are still looking for the right time to travel this summer, others are deciding to stay put at home or opting for a ‘staycation’ instead. Luckily, there are plenty of entertaining tv shows to keep us all entertained for hours. Over the past few years, there has been a sharp rise of binge-worthy tv shows with audiences making them trend on social media. Some of the most watched shows on Netflix in December 2019 were Stranger Things, The Umbrella Academy, You, and Sex Education.

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Golf dinner fallout is a wake-up call to complacency and arrogance

Thu, Aug 27, 2020

A few weeks ago, as a friend of mine was traversing cross country on his way to the south east, he stopped for a coffee at a big service station on one of the motorways. But as they got there, they could see that inside it was overly packed, that while the numbers might not have been in breach of anything, it was still not conducive to good public health were they to go in. His daughter noticed this too and said as much. “Daddy, there are too many people in there, let’s move along and go somewhere else.”

She was 11.

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The Growth in Ireland's Casino Industry

Wed, Aug 26, 2020

The gambling market in Ireland is unique given the country's proximity to Great Britain. A lot of people assume that the gambling laws in Ireland are the same as the laws that are in place throughout other countries in the region. That's just not the case.

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Now we need each other more than ever

Thu, Aug 20, 2020

When they come to finally audit the medical, economic, social and emotional devastation that has been caused by Covid-19, I wonder will they look at the secondary impact.

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It really is time to mask up

Thu, Aug 13, 2020

In the last five months since lockdown was first imposed, we have continually heard a new set of buzz words in association with Covid-19 - PPE, self isolation, social distancing, flattening the curve, pandemic. We have been told we must accept these changes in our lives as the 'new normal'.

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John Hume – the man who laid the foundations for a new Ireland

Thu, Aug 06, 2020

One of the many admirable qualities of the late and unquestionably great John Hume was his ability to listen. As someone once said, courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen. And John Hume possessed both.

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The long weekends in the year that didn’t need them

Thu, Jul 30, 2020

And so we head into another long weekend...

As if the weekends needed any elongation, as if the weeks needed weekends, never mind long ones.

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All hail the champions

Wed, Jul 29, 2020

And so after 38 rounds, 380 games, and 354 days, the Premier League for the 2019/20 season has finally been concluded.

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