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Banks Castle

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We came across this drawing in the National Library titled “A narrow street in Galway, c.1840-1850”. The clue is in the handwriting at the top of the image, ‘Castle Bank’. In fact, it was a courtyard, not a street, looking at the back of Banks Castle off High Street. Our photograph (courtesy of the Chetham Library in Manchester), shows us much the same view about 25 years later. The property is now part of the King’s Head.

NUI Galway to launch project to archive personal histories of Tuam Mother and Baby Home

NUI Galway will host a public event next month with members of the Tuam Home Survivors Network to explore the topic of “Archiving Personal Histories: The Tuam Mother and Baby Home”.

President Higgins to address NUI Galway symposium on Irish language next week

President of Ireland, Michael D Higgins will be the keynote speaker at a symposium on Conradh na Gaeilge and the Revival of Irish which will be held at NUI Galway on Friday next, June 15.

Public lecture to remember the women of 1916

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Were the Irish women who fought for freedom in 1916 “airbrushed out of Irish history”, just as nurse Elizabeth O’Farrell was airbrushed out of the famous photograph of Patrick Pearse’s surrender on Moore Street?

Event to celebrate the untold stories of 1916 women

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WHILE THE names of the men of 1916 - Pearse, Connolly, Clarke, Plunkett, and others - are well known, the significant contribution of women to the rebellion has long been over looked and underappreciated.

 

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