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O’Donnellan & Joyce Auctioneers records enormous success in its summer auction

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O’Donnellan & Joyce Auctioneers sold a wonderful array of properties in its Wild Atlantic summer auction last Friday.

State examinations in full flow as quest for Tory leadership continues

The weather has turned particularly uncertain for high summer. I for one am very glad, and I’m sure many other people are, that it has turned cool and uncertain. It seems that always we have heatwave weather when students are doing their Junior Cert and Leaving Cert, and how difficult it must be for them as they swelter with their thoughts and their writings in the examination hall and the sun beams in the windows, leaving them with the feeling that they should be out enjoying it. But the cooler weather has meant it is easier for them to concentrate.

June 6 – The day democracy returned to Europe

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The battle for Normandy June-August 1944, launched on D-Day exactly 75 years ago, marked, after Stalingrad, the beginning of the end of Nazi Germany. It was a major battle. The Allies suffered 209,672 casualties of whom 36,796 were killed. Some 28,000 Allied airman were lost in the months preceding and during the campaign.

Danny O'Brien at the Roisin

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Catch Danny O'Brien at the Roisin on June 4 — Following in the footsteps of Simon Pegg, Dylan Moran and Dara O’Briain - Danny was handpicked last year to perform as part of the iconic “Best of The Edinburgh Fest” show in Australia, touring Perth World Fringe, Adelaide Fringe Festival and The Melbourne International Comedy Festival.“

GIAF...Not just a summer romance

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Last week the Galway International Arts Festival launched its 2019 programme and, from now to July, people from far and near will be booking tickets and making plans to converge on Galway for its two week jamboree of high octane culture and craic.

A Swedish view of Ireland 1893

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Near by the ruins of Menlo Castle, built by the Blake family in 1569, is the village of Menlo, a small attractive cluster of houses, that appear to have grown near each other by accident, as it zigzags down to the river bank. There is no village centre as such, but its very irregularity has made it a desirable place to live. Today it is a prosperous suburb of Galway city.

Two funerals at Menlo Castle cemetery

I have mentioned recently Sir William Wilde’s energetic guide to Lough Corrib - Its shores and Islands (published 1867), and his excitement as he and his family steamed across Ireland from Dublin, to begin their long summer holiday at their holiday home, Moytura Lodge, Cong, at the very north of the lake. From steam train to the Eglinton steamer, which left Galway every day to service the villages on the lakeshore, including Cong, the Wildes steamed passed the ancient home of the Blakes at Menlough (Menlo)* located just before the river enters the great lake.

The Yard kitchen and bar @ The House Hotel

Galway is known for many things — arts, culture, and its vibrant food scene holding its own on the international stage. We have enjoyed the benefits of this burgeoning foodie paradise for a few years now, with new places to eat springing up all around the city. Not to be outdone, there has been an explosion in the bar scene also. Throngs of bars line almost every street in the city, from traditional to exotic to the hidden gems only the locals know about. If you’re looking for the best Galway bars you certainly have a lot to choose from.

Pete Johansson to play the Comedy KARLnival

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TO GET an idea of Pete Johansson's place in the comedy world, his first comedy special, You Might Also Enjoy…Pete Johansson, was recently released by Netflix simultaneously in 82 countries.

The fifth annual ATLANTEC Conference takes place at NUI Galway on the 30th May 2019!

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Exploring recent advances in Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning (AIML) including fundamental advances in algorithm development, ever-increasing volumes of big data which may be used to train better models, and the availability of inexpensive, massively parallel computing infrastructure. This year's conference will consist of a series of keynote talks in the morning followed by a panel discussion and lunch. The afternoon will feature 3 tracks covering AI Implementation, Tools & Techniques and the MedTech AI Revolution. ATLANTEC are delighted to announce the following speakers have been confirmed for 2019 with more to be announced over the coming weeks:

 

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