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Just as you thought the last chance of a proper festival had gone for this year, along comes The Big Think - a festival of talks and ideas - to fill you with inspiration, insight, hope and joy. Galway Summer Garden provides the perfect festival vibe for this Indian summer of enlightenment and laughs. The central outdoor stage is encircled by a panopticon of beautifully-appointed bell tents (each with its own dedicated loo!), from which you can ‘contactlessly’ order your food and drinks delivered to the door.
IT IS fast becoming a Galway institution - Galway Street Club's annual shows for the St Patrick's Day period - with the multi-national band playing the Róisín Dubh on Monday March 16 at 9pm and Tuesday 17 at 6pm.
JUST MERCY is the true story of the beginning of Bryan Stevenson's incredible career. Stevenson moved to the American South after graduating law school in Harvard to set up the Equal Justice Initiative to help people who were wrongly convicted.
Lionel Richie lovers are in for a treat on Tuesday November 19 when the singer will perform LIVE at Glastonbury - and also at Mayo Movie World in Castlebar!
Researchers from the NUI Galway and the University of Alabama at Birmingham, using samples collected by citizen science recorders from a Seasearch Ireland and Porcupine survey trip, have confirmed the presence of the golden kelp (Laminaria ochroleuca) in Ireland for the first time.
The referendum to Repeal the Eighth Amendment, which was a ban on abortion in almost all circumstances, took place on May 25 2018. One year on, Galway Pro-Choice spoke to the Galway Advertiser on what has changed, and why it believes there is still a need for pro-choice campaigning in Ireland.
HARDWICKE CIRCUS are a seven piece band, aged between 17 and 20, from Carlisle, in Cumbria, in the north of England, and despite their tender years, they have already played the Glastonbury, Leeds, and Reading festivals.
Despite the challenges, dangers, bankruptcies, and in some cases, exploitation, by the mid 19th century Galway had a small but profitable fleet of sailing ships. In previous weeks I have outlined some of the achievements and failures of the Galway Line, which between 1858 and 1864 completed a total of 55 trouble free return voyages to New York and Boston. One of its ships, the Circassian, which I discussed last week, sailed from Galway on September 21 1859 to New York with 342 passengers of whom 108 were first class. One hundred and seventy persons who applied for passage were turned away as the ship was full.
The American Civil War (1861-1865) offered rich pickings to qualified seamen and shipowners looking for quick profits. The Union blockade of southern ports was beginning to have an effect on Confederate trade. But any ship which steamed safely through the blockade could command high prices for its cargo. On the homeward journey, if you were lucky, large profits could be made on a cargo of cotton which was in big demand in Britain.
"I'M 21 today, 21 today! I've got the key of the door, never been 21 before, and Pa says I can do as I like, so shout, 'Hip Hip Hooray!'" goes the old music hall classic and one The Nualas could sing on their current tour.