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Galway has become the only Irish city, and one of only five cities in the world, to be designated a UNESCO City of Film. The winning of the title could also prove “enormously beneficial” to the city’s on-going bid to be named European Capital of Culture 2020.
THERE WAS a time, and not so long ago, when disability arts was regarded as little more than a kind of occupational therapy, like basket-weaving, and viewed with polite, yet condescending indulgence.
THE BLACK Box Theatre will boom with all kinds of dark and surprising sounds that will make for an awe-inspiring musical experience when Trickster is performed there next weekend.
High performing universities, strong IT sector, international tourism, and a strong focus on a year-round events programme are what keeps Galway at the head of the pack and won it the title of 2013 Great Town at the Urbanisation Award ceremony held in London recently.
Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, has this week announced a new service flying three times a week between Ireland West Airport Knock and Leeds Bradford Airport in the UK. The new route will commence on March 25 and will run on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays. This will be the third addition to Flybe’s route network at the airport following the introduction of new services to Edinburgh and Manchester last year.
The tragedy of the Great Famine was compounded by the fact that our seas were full of fish, yet the lack of a sustainable fishing industry, and a general dislike of fish among the peasantry, left untouched this abundant food source. As the appalling statistics of hunger, riots, death, fever and evictions began to penetrate the British government, some action was at last taken*. Unsuitable as it was for Irish palates, vast quantities of American maize was imported, and distributed. Public relief schemes, such as canal-building and new roads were introduced to provide some employment, and efforts were made to establish a fishing industry.
Ryanair has launched two new routes to the sun drenched and hugely popular Canary Islands, with another service to the popular islands due to come on stream in April. The airline now offers flights to Tenerife and Gran Canaria, and will add Lanzarote to its ex Knock destinations on April 6. All three routes will operate on a year-round basis.
Christmas has come early at Ireland West Airport Knock with the announcement by Ryanair of a major expansion with three new routes to the Canary Islands.
Holidaymakers from the west of Ireland need not worry about flight cutbacks as Ryanair this week announced a new three times weekly service from Ireland West Knock to Reus-Barcelona.
Galway is be linked by air to Belfast up to 18 times a week from this July, it was announced this week. Designed to stimulate commerce and tourism between the two cities, Manx2.com is to operate a twice-daily commuter service most weekdays, re-opening air links between Belfast and the West of Ireland.