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People of the Tribes: Meet Adrian

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''Galway is a great town for food and drink. My goal is to visit every restaurant and pub in the city at least once.''

People of the Tribes: Meet Arif.

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"I arrived in Galway from Bangladesh in 2003. I fell in love with the city straight away. More importantly, I fell in love with the culture and the integration between the different communities. Galway is an amazing place to call home and I really enjoy working in the retail sector. Seeing my friendly customers makes me smile every day."

‘Rather than die, the people submitted’

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The Great Famine of 1845 - 49 hit Achill Island particularly hard. Given the poor quality of its soil there was little or no alternative to the potato crop which failed throughout those years. Once the severity of the calamity became apparent, and that help from the government was begrudging and insufficient, there was a sensible coming together of Protestant and Catholic clergy to try to calm and feed the people.

The Dark Shadows of The Famine

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THE IRISH Famine, the greatest humanitarian disaster in Europe in the 19th century, leaving one million people dead, with another million fleeing the country, is examined in a new exhibition.

A different view on the odes of John Keats

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THE POETRY of John Keats is often discussed in terms of the poet's appreciation of beauty and sensuousness, but a new book by a Galway academic argues there is more to the man's work than that.

Silence, storytelling, and Stano

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THE GROUNDBREAKING Irish composer Stano, brings his latest work, 'In Between Silence’, described by New York reviewer Rosie Vaughn as “a masterclass in storytelling”, to the Galway International Arts Festival.

Galway Franciscans and Poor Clares celebrate launch of www.holyname.ie

If you’ve ever wondered about the significance of the little blue tiles over the doors of some of the older houses in Galway, then wonder no more as a new website launched by the Franciscans and Poor Clares will help shed some light.

Galway Franciscans and Poor Clares celebrate launch of www.holyname.ie

If you’ve ever wondered about the significance of the little blue tiles over the doors of some of the older houses in Galway, then wonder no more as a new website launched by the Franciscans and Poor Clares will help shed some light.

Public history lecture on the SS to be held in city next week

The SS, Nazi Germany’s most feared elite regiment, responsible for some of the most appalling crime against humanity in WWII, will be the subject of a public lecture in Galway next week.

Harkin calls on young people to enter Nobel Prize trip contest

Independent MEP Marian Harkin has called on all eight- to 24-year-olds to “get creative and enter the EU drawing and writing competition to be in with a chance of attending the 2012 Nobel Peace prize ceremony in Oslo.”

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