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Apple recognises Galway Educate Together Secondary School for digital innovation in education

Galway Educate Together Secondary School has been recognised as an Apple Distinguished School for 2022–2025 for its innovative use of iPads to promote a 21st century culture of learning firmly underpinned by the activation of student voice.

Autumn Gathering is back with stellar line-up to mark 90th anniversary of Lady Gregory’s death

To mark the 90th anniversary of Lady Gregory’s death, the organisers of the Autumn Gathering are back - in person - for the 28th Autumn Gathering in Coole Park and Thoor Ballylee.

Tobar Éanna, St Enda’s Well, Barna Woods

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In many cases, ancient folklore linked holy wells with a god, a goddess, a mythical creature, or a serpent; they were places of pagan worship which were at odds with Christianity. Ever since medieval times, efforts have been made to stop well-worshipping and to Christianise them. Many townlands have a water source that has been marked out for special devotion, most of them being allied to a particular saint. These are usually sanctuaries within the landscape, threshold sites that enable us to step back from the hullabaloo of daily existence and allow us to access something grander and otherworldly, something infinite and unknown.

Athlone Boat Club finish competitive season with numerous medal successes

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Athlone Boat Club recorded a large number of wins at the Carrick On Shannon regatta this past bank holiday weekend.

Athlone Boat Club’s rowers take gold medals at National Championships

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Athlone Boat Club demonstrated great strength of character once again at the recently hosted Irish Rowing Championships in Cork.

Artist honours pioneering swimmer Mercedes Gleitze in Galway this weekend

There is a fascination about achievement unearthed — when the extraordinary meets the ordinary; about the juxtaposition of celebrity and the commonplace.

Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2022 programme of traditional music events officially launched

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The Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann committee has officially launched its programme of music events which will run from Sunday, July 31 until Monday, August 8.

Calasanctius celebrate basketball double

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Oranmore's Calasanctius College is celebrating two national victories on the basketball courts with both the U16 girls' and boys' teams securing schools' league cup titles.

Tragedy at Annaghdown prompts a strange fairy visit

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‘My father had a sister Bríd. She was a beautiful woman when she was young. She was friendly with Jack (Seán) ‘ac Coscair, but her father never knew they had spoken a word to each other. It was Bríd who used to rake the fire and close the door each night. She raked the fire and closed the door that night, and she went to bed. She was only a short time asleep when a sinneán (strong gust of wind) came, and the door was blown in against that wall below. ‘Get up, Bríd,’ said her father, ‘and close the door!’

Moycullen battle for Christmas cheer on the court

A “hell of a battle” is how Moycullen Superleague basketball coach describes what he expects this weekend when his side welcomes Killester to Galway for a 3pm Sunday tip off in Coláiste Bhaile Chláir.

 

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