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In the UK general election of December 1918, 73 out of 105 Irish seats were won by Sinn Féin, and in a move to assert Irish sovereignty and the right to self-determination, those 73 MPs refused to take their seats at Westminster.
Mechanics’ institutes originated in Scotland in the 1820s. In 1826 a committee formed the first such institute in Galway when it set out a library and newspaper reading room in the ballroom of the Corn Exchange in Eyre Square. Its primary aim was educational and it had rules prohibiting discussion of politics and religion. Difficulties arose when some of the patrons of the facility presumed they could tell the members how to vote in an election and so the institute collapsed.
THE EIGHTH Galway Fringe Festival runs from Sunday July 15 to Monday 30, with a programme boasting free and ticketed events across all art forms including theatre, visual art, music, film, comedy and spoken word.
The housing crisis, Ireland's natural resources, economics, and the European Union will be discussed in Galway this weekend at a series of talks organised by The Peadar O'Donnell Socialist Republican Forum.
HEDY LAMARR was a Hollywood film star between the 1930s and 1950s, and an icon of beauty and glamour, but her greatest achievement is all around us, as her work as a scientist and inventor laid the grounds for much of our digital and internet technology.
MONDAYS ARE Murder, an afternoon of noir and crime fiction, featuring Galway based writers Séamus Scanlon, Aoibheann McCann, Órfhlaith Foyle, and Kernan Andrews, takes place as part of the Galway Fringe Festival.
THE GALWAY Fringe Festival has revealed its programme for this year’s event which runs from July 15 to 30. The Fringe is celebrating its sixth birthday and is set to be the largest the city has seen yet, with more than 100 events, including theatre, visual art, poetry, music, comedy, street spectacles, spoken word, and children’s events, across 18 venues.
WINIFRED CARNEY, an active feminist and significant figure of the 1916 Rising, known as "the typist with a Webley", will be the subject of a public lecture which takes place in the Galway Mechanics Institute on Thursday September 15 at 8pm.
A fundraising table quiz to assist the work of Calais Kitchens, which provides food and other provisions to the refugee's stranded on the French coast, takes place in Galway city this weekend.
'CONNECTIONS WITH Galway, landscape and nature' is the theme of a series of works by Galway artists which are currently being exhhibited in the Galway Mechanics Institute in Middle Street.