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Jes girls steal the show

The girls of Colaiste Iognaid enjoyed 100 per cent success at Sunday’s Irish Schools Rowing Regatta at O’Briens Bridge, Co Clare.

One hundred and thirty years of Connacht Rugby

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The Connacht branch of the Irish Rugby Football Union was formed on December 8, 1885 in Corless’ Burlington Dining Rooms, Andrew Street, and Church Lane, Dublin. The meeting took place after the first time Connacht played as a province in a match against Leinster. The clubs represented at the meeting were Ballinasloe, Castlebar, Galway Grammar School, Galway Town, Queen’s College Galway, and Ranelagh School, Athlone.

NUIG symposium celebrates the naming of Neanderthal Man

NUI Galway will hold a symposium at 5.30pm on Saturday May 24 to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the naming of Neanderthal Man by William King, professor of geology at the then Queen’s College Galway in 1864. He remains the first scientist ever to name a new species of human.

Athenry athlete claims two Connacht cross country titles

The recent Connacht Cross Country Championships produced a host of sterling performances from Galway athletes.

Ton up — St Mary’s College Galway celebrates its centenary next month

Almost one hundred years ago, on August 25. 1912, a mass to consecrate the new St Mary’s College Galway was held in the college grounds. It reportedly attracted a crowd of 14,000 people, eager to witness the blessing of this new school, built as it was to provide the people of Galway and its environs with a quality education.

NUIG DramSoc to celebrate centenary

NUI GALWAY’S DramSoc, one of Galway’s greatest student institutions, will this year celebrate the centenary of its founding, with a variety of events.

Official launch of the O’Shaughnessy Bridge as city gets new landmark

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The O’Shaughnessy Bridge which was constructed as part of an initiative to promote walking and cycling in the city was officially launched recently by new Mayor of Galway city, Cllr Terry O’Flaherty, along with Keith Warnock, the vice-president for capital projects at NUI Galway.

US colleges success for Mayo Students

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While there was plenty of local activity with the first series of provincial finals and juvenile semi-finals occupying ball players over the weekend, many miles away in Arizona Pauline Gallagher and Stephanie Coleman, among others, were making the headlines.

Friedrich Engels and his forgotten journey to County Galway

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Friedrich Engels is best known as the author of The Conditions Of The Working Class in England and as the co-author, along with Karl Marx, of The Communist Manifesto, but one of his least well known writings is about Galway, describing the county and its people in the aftermath of The Famine.

Glavin sets new Irish ultra-distance record

County Galway’s Valerie Glavin has set a new Irish indoor record after running more than 200km.

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