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Galway marks National Day of Commemoration

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A ceremony was held in Galway last weekend to mark the National Day of Commemoration, honouring all those Irish men and women who died in past wars or on service with the United Nations Peacekeeping Missions.

Favourite of the Edinburgh Fringe comes to Tuam

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Danny O’Brien, the only Irish comedian to be picked as ‘Best of the Edinburgh Fringe Fest’ on three occasions, headlines the next Tuam After Dark comedy night on 30 July.

Official opening of sensory walkway in Esker National School

Junior Minister for Health, Frank Feighan, visited Esker National School, Athenry, recently to officially open the school's new sensory school walkway, outdoor classroom, and sensory gardens.

The Bish

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The Patrician Brothers, at the invitation of the last Catholic Warden of Galway, arrived in Galway in 1826 and a month later they opened St Patrick’s Monastery and School on Market Street. They initially had 200 pupils but this figure rapidly grew so that during the Famine, there were more than 1,000 boys being educated, fed, and many of them clothed there every day. The school was a major success but there were no educational facilities for older boys in the ‘lower orders’ in Galway so Bishop McEvilly invited the Patrician Brothers to set up a secondary school.

Welcome for Rahoon cemetery enhancement works

Cllr John Connolly has welcomed the enhancement works that are ongoing at the old cemetery in Rahoon.

Younger than the Cathedral

Give or take a few weeks, I'm the same age as Galway Cathedral. Both of us have aged gracefully, one a bit greyer than the other. To be fair, the Cathedral looks like it has a few years on me, as all such buildings should.

‘Threshold moment’ unfolds as Athlone native installed as Bishop of Galway


First Bishop of Galway to be younger than the Cathedral

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It is a sign of the passage of time that we now have a bishop of Galway who is younger than the Cathedral in which he serves. At his installation Mass on Sunday afternoon, which was delayed by a quarter hour because of traffic congestion on what was an unusually busy Bank Holiday Sunday in the city, he spoke of the great honour it is to be appointed to work in the Cathedral which he said has “lived up to Bishop Browne’s dream that it would be “solid, dignified and worthy of Galway.”

‘You have given me the fondest memories,’ Bishop Kelly tells congregation

In his final address as Bishop of Galway, Bishop Brendan Kelly paid tribute to all who had aided him throughout his time in the office, saying they have left him with the fondest memories.

Bishop condemns "betrayal of trust" after Galway priest jailed for sex abuse

Bishop of Galway, Brendan Kelly has praised the courage of the victim whose complaint led to the jailing of a city priest for sexual abuse today.


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