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'When I talk to Catholics on the street, I find we have a lot of common ground'

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The papal visit this weekend will see plenty of celebratory flags and bunting on show but the Ireland of today is very different to the one which greeted John Paul II in 1979. One small, yet vivid, symbol of our changed country is the advocacy group Atheist Ireland, founded in 2008, and which has some 500 subscribers, as well as 13,000 likes on its Facebook page.

The ‘delicate nastiness’ of James Joyce’s Furey

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AHEAD OF Bloomsday, County Galway publishing house Doire Press will hold the launch of a new poetry collection, Furey, by James Joyce. The Joyce in question is not the author of Ulysses but Galway’s own James Martyn Joyce, and the collection revolves around the vivid, memorable, persona of Furey.

Kilbane to perform for Cong church fundraisers

James Kilbane will bring his country Gospel concert to Cong and St Mary of the Roasary church on Friday, April 20, at 8pm.

Christobel Pankhurst tells Galway audience: ‘Now is the time’

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Week II

Talking SIN and sexiness with artist Margaret Nolan

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EROTICA AND sexuality are the provocative and alluring themes of a bold new exhibition opening this Saturday, in both the Town Hall Theatre bar and the Black Gate Cultural Centre on St Francis Street.

astor of Romanian Orthodox community

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Among the many religious pastors in Galway, Fr Tudor Ghita of the Romanian Orthodox church is surely one of the most remarkable. We had first arranged to meet in the bar of NUIG, because Fr Tudor works as a kitchen porter there. An apologetic phone call from him told me he could not meet because he was required to serve as a translator at a court case. And when I suggested we might meet or chat later he informed me he was working for a local pizza company from teatime onwards. It is all a far cry from the nine to five routines of our Catholic priests.

The figures don't lie - Galway needs an Educate Together secondary school

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The notion of Galway as a growing city, a young city, a diverse city, is embedded in our psyche. Maybe it's that period we spent as the fastest-growing city in Europe. Maybe it's 18,000 students at NUIG, and thousands more at GMIT. Maybe it's in the stories we tell ourselves as we declare ourselves a cultural hub, a party town, a place to settle down.

Quality detached family home in a prime location

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Sherry FitzGerald welcomes No 1 Monalee Heights, Ballymoneen Road, Knocknacarra, to the market. No 1 Monalee Heights is a quality five bedroom detached two storey residence which has recently been completely refurbished and offers a super family home in an excellent location. Built in the early 1990s, No 1 benefits from a west facing private rear garden with off street parking available to the front.

Lessons from ‘an old schoolmaster’

Week III

Mayo Pride Parade is another important step in our history

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I was very disappointed to have missed the first Mayo Pride Parade in Castlebar on Saturday July22. I was out of the country but as soon as I got back I read the local papers' reports and contacted Mick Baynes, one of the event organisers, to get another view of what by all accounts was a well-attended day of good spirited solidarity. It is not that long ago when even the thought of such a colourful Pride parade through the county capital's streets would have met weighty and vociferous opposition. 

 

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