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THE INTERNATIONAL Banff Mountain Film Festival returns to Galway on Tuesday May 26 to screen inspirational and exciting adventure and endurance films at the Town Hall Theatre.
Following the royal visit to NUIG on Tuesday, The Duchess of Cornwall remained in the city for a number of engagements while Prince Charles travelled further afield. The prince, who established the International Sustainability Unit in 2010, had expressed a particular interest in visiting the State’s marine research headquarters in Rinville, en route to the Burren.
Patrick Peyton was born on January 9 1909 in Attymass, Co Mayo, one of nine children. When they were growing up, the rosary was central to their lives. His family were subsistence farmers and unable to afford to send him to a seminary, so for a number of years he worked on the farm to help them earn a living as his father was too ill. Then he and his brother emigrated to America. They eventually entered a seminary in Notre Dame to study for the priesthood, but their hopes of being ordained together seemed to be dashed when Patrick got TB. The doctors told him his only hope was to pray, and pray he did, to the Blessed Virgin. He promised her he would dedicate his ministry to her and to the family rosary if he was saved. And so it came to be the two brothers were ordained as Holy Ghost Fathers together on June 15, 1941.
With just seven weeks to go Body&Soul Festival - which takes place in Ballinlough Castle - has announced even more acts taking to the 2015 main stages. A mix of cutting-edge new talent and reunited fan favourites, this year’s programme lifts the lid on a summer sizzler festival set.
There are less than three weeks to go until the 2015 An Post Rás kicks off with a plethora of international teams competing, and the added excitement of two Mayo stages.
GOAL is offering companies from all over Westmeath the opportunity to give their hard-working employees a much-needed lie-in and day of relaxation, while contributing to a worthy cause.
JUNO NOMINATED singer-songwriter Jenn Grant will begin her Irish tour with a show upstairs in the Róisín Dubh on tomorrow night from 9pm. Her set is liekly to be dominated by songs from her new album Compostela, which was released last week.
NUI Galway will host a major international conference on ‘Interculturalism and Performance Now: New Directions?’ from 10-11 April. The conference will feature leading scholars in intercultural theatre and performance studies from Australia, Canada, the United States, the UK and Turkey.
A short movie featuring celebrities enjoying Clifden’s Abbeyglen Castle Hotel has gone viral after being shown on the famous screens in New York’s Times Square. Ryan Tubridy, Brendan Grace, Mary Kennedy, Sharon Shannon, Tony Tormey and the late Tony Fenton star in I’m a Celebrity Get Me In There promoting the historic Connemara Manor House Hotel to New Yorkers.
A HOST of leading Canadian authors, such as Dionne Brand, Lawrence Hill, and DW Wilson, will be in Galway for the Cúirt International Festival of Literature.