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NUI Galway’s third annual Soapbox Science Galway is set to return to city streets this weekend when twelve female scientists will take to their soap boxes and talk about their ground breaking research in the areas of science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine. The event will take place from 12pm-3pm at the Spanish Arch, Galway on Saturday, 29 June and is free and open to the public.
In April 1913, the Daily Mail offered £10,000 (about €500,000 today)
The winding coastal road west of Galway gives way to sweeping views of the Burren across the bay and brings you to the coastal town of Spiddal, only 20 minutes from Galway city. Here, in the heart of the Gaeltacht, you will find treasures and treats for the senses in the Ceardlann Craft Village and the award winning Builín Blasta café and bakery.
Former employees of electronic manufacturing operations such as Northern Telecom and Digital Equipment Corporation as well as those who worked or studied in information technology, telecommunications and the computer retail sector in Galway during the 1970s/1980s are requested to attend a gathering at the Insight Centre for Data Analytics of the Data Science Institute, NUI Galway in the Dangan Business Park at 8pm on Tuesday June 11.
The winding coastal road West of Galway gives way to sweeping views of the Burren across the bay and brings you to the coastal town of Spiddal- only 20 minutes from Galway city. Here, in the heart of the Gaeltacht, you’ll find treasures and treats for the senses in the Ceardlann Craft Village and the award-winning Builín Blasta Café & Bakery. Located across from Spiddal beach, The Ceardlann Craft Village is home to a variety of traditional crafters including basket weaving, ceramics, glass craft, screen printing, traditional weaving and art. Each of the studios is artist owned and operated, giving you a chance to meet the maker and pick up that perfect gift for yourself or someone you love.
The Courtyard Gallery at the National Museum of Ireland - Country Life, Turlough Park, will provide the setting for a unique choral performance at 2.30pm on Friday, May 24.
Thirty five choirs will take part in the ever-popular Mayo International Choral Festival which will include several evening performances with stellar line-ups in venues all over Mayo, as well as pop-up mini performances on the Songway Choral Trail and competitions during the day, the festival runs from Wednesday, May 22 to Sunday, May 26.
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.
A JOURNEY by bike through the mountains of Nepal, a 97-year-old who runs up Mount Washington ever year, and a mother and daughter's epic ski adventure - this is the Banff Mountain Film Festival.
Kate Kenny, Professor of Business and Society at the J.E. Cairnes School of Business and Economics at NUI Galway has just launched her new book, Whistleblowing: Toward a New Theory (Harvard University Press). An introduction to the book is provided by Dr Tom Clonan and Professor Ricca Edmondson.