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GALWAY CATHEDRAL will be the venue for the very first performance in this city of Inishlacken, a work by Riverdance composer Bill Whelan. It will be performed by Galway's new orchestra, Luminosa.
Supermac’s MD, Pat McDonagh has said that the family chain of restaurants was projecting a spend of €40million on Irish farm produce in 2019.
Mayo features prominently in a new book entitled Irish Working Lives by Senator Marie Louise O' Donnell. whose prose is accompanied by stunning images from award winning photographer, Eric Luke.
AILBHE DARCY grew up in Dublin, graduated with a PhD from the University of Notre Dame, and now teaches creative writing at Cardiff University. I first became aware of her almost 20 years ago when she submitted a poem, ‘Gavrilo Princip’, to The Burning Bush, of which I was a co-editor.
A new lecture series is set to begin on April 4 at NUI Galway to focus on major research achievements made by the college in recent years.
In his famous statue of the writer and Irish scholar Pádraic Ó Conaire, the sculpture Albert Power presents a brilliant likeness to the man Galway knew as he went about the town. Liam Ó Briain, a friend and fellow Irish enthusiast, remarked that Albert Power had captured exactly how the man looked. Meeting Ó Conaire in town one evening, Ó Briain remembered that he looked in reality as he is on the statue: ‘the stick in his right hand, the little hat on his head’, a face that could show his ‘puckish humour.’ *
I am a Galway lad through and through. Made the big move in from the parish (Moycullen) a few years ago. Now living in the heart of the city, I truly have fallen in love with this place once again. Most of all,I love the music scene full of quality Bands, DJ's and excellent comedy. With all the festivals and the gigs lined up for this summer, I can wait to see what Galway 20/20 brings. Hon the parish..
I first came to Galway when I was five years old. I was visiting in the dead of winter on holiday from America. I was shocked immediately by the lack of snow and how green everything still was. Unfortunately, I don’t remember too much because I was five but I remember being enchanted by the lush green environment and the very visible history still present.
"I arrived in Galway from Bangladesh in 2003. I fell in love with the city straight away. More importantly, I fell in love with the culture and the integration between the different communities. Galway is an amazing place to call home and I really enjoy working in the retail sector. Seeing my friendly customers makes me smile every day."
The surviving mayors of Galway city have this week stated their committment to becoming ambassadors for the embattled Galway 2020 project. With less than 50 weeks until the city becomes the official European Capital of Culture, the group of mayors have promised to do all they can to ensure that the project is a resounding success.