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Sinn Féin calls for re-introduction of Údarás elections

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Elections to Údarás na Gaeltachta must be re-introduced to “return power to the people” and allow Gaeltacht residents to “elect their own representatives directly to the Údarás board”.

Young entrepreneurs inspired by Údarás na Gaeltachta companies programme

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This year more than 750 transition year students are looking forward to taking part in Údarás na Gaeltachta’s Clár na gComhlachtaí, which encourages budding entrepreneurs in the Gaeltacht areas of Cork, Donegal, Galway, Mayo, Meath, Kerry, and Waterford to develop their own mini-enterprises and compete in a national final.

Bilingual status a keystone in Galway’s cultural status

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2018 has been another busy year for Gaillimh le Gaeilge as Galway businesses continue to invest in the Irish language. The organisation responsible for the promotion of the Irish language in Galway has seen an increase of 26 per cent in the demand for their services so far this year, which in turn, has led to an increase in the visibility of the language in the city.

'Samhain and Macnas suit each other'

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The word “energy” peppers Noeline Kavanagh’s conversation as she talks about her time with Macnas and looks forward to this weekend’s Halloween parade, Out Of The Wild Sky. Kavanagh herself is a human dynamo; though sitting at her office desk she is still a constant whirr of motioning arms, expressive gestures, and infectious enthusiasm.

Culinary, angling and musical feast in Ballina as Food Fleadh aligns with Other Voices

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Food Fleadh Ballina makes a welcome return for its fifth year, with an expanded four-day programme planned from Thursday, September 27 to Sunday, September 30, to coincide with Other Voices Ballina.

What the Fleadh?! - Festivals' late night programme

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TO MARK 30 years of the Galway Film Fleadh, the festival has announced What the Fleadh?!, a new, dedicated late night strand, featuring movies that are strange, scary, or fantastical.

Gearrliosta Ghradam Sheosaimh Uí Ógartaigh 2018 announced

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The 2018 finalists of Gradam Sheosaimh Uí Ógartaigh were officially announced this week by the Mayor of the City of Galway, Cllr. Pearce Flannery at a press event in Téatar Uí Chearbhalláin, Áras na Gaeilge, NUI Galway. Fifteen Galway-based businesses and organisations from a variety of sectors were named on this year’s Gearrliosta, all who have made the Irish language an integral part of their story.

Week two GIAF 17 play reviews

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DRUID'S GIAF offering this year was Mark O’Rowe’s unsettling 2003 play Crestfall, directed by Annabelle Comyn. Designer Aedin Cosgrove sets the action in a corrugated red box resembling a shipping container where three female prisoner-protagonists, wearing plain smocks, relate their stories.

GIAF 17 Reviews

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A WEEK and a half into the 40th GIAF and the highlight so far for yours truly, and many others, was Kneehigh Theatre Company’s Tristan & Yseult. Emma Rice’s exuberant, funny, romantic and moving take on the story of a medieval love triangle was a joy from start to finish.

Bealtaine Festival events continue at Athlone Castle

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Athlone Castle welcomes well-known Mullingar native, historian, and renowned academic, Ruth Illingworth, for a free talk in the Lower Keep as part of the Bealtaine Festival on Saturday, May 27, at 2.30pm.

 

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