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The Presentation Sisters, 200 years in Galway

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In 1815, the warden of Galway Dr French went to Kilkenny to ask sisters of the Presentation Order to return with him to Galway to found a convent here. A Reverend Bartholomew Burke has left a fund of £4,800 for the purpose. Three sisters arrived here in October of that year. They moved into a house in Kirwan’s Lane temporarily, and from there to Eyre Square. On March 25th, 1819, they moved to a house in poor condition that had originally been built as a Charter School and which would become known as the Presentation Convent. The following year they opened their school adjacent to the convent.

Art exhibition at Renzo Cafe

An interesting art exhibition showcasing the work of Eileen Joyce will run at Renzo Cafe in Eyre Street until Tuesday October 22. Eileen Joyce began her artistic endeavours on an art course in Rathmines in the early sixties and then went on to study in Fr Griffin Road Technical College in Galway and GMIT.

Much to enjoy at the Colours Fringe Festival

GALWAY IN July is home to two of the biggest festivals in the country - the Galway Film Fleadh and the Galway Arts Festival - but there is a third festival also worth checking out.


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