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HUNGARIAN CELLIST István Várdai, whose playing The New York Times praised for its “fluidity and virtuosity” and “a fleet-fingered lightness and a rich timbre” is coming to Galway.
World-leading experts from the field of stem cell science have convened at NUI Galway last night and again todayfor the Galway International Stem Cell Conference which will focus on the latest developments in basic science and translational aspects of Mesenchymal Stem Cell (MSC) research in Ireland, the UK and worldwide.
THE WINNERS to this week’s preview screening of Love, Rosie at The Eye were:
EU Commissioner, Carna native Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, is to be honoured by NUI Galway.
When the smoke cleared at the Sabine Pass on September 8 1863, a narrow channel on the border between Texas and Louisiana, two Union ships, the USS Clifton and the USS Sachem, had their steam engines blown out. They had beached on the shallows, and had signalled their surrender. The remaining invasion fleet, and its 5,000 troops, had made a hasty retreat, giving an incredible victory to the 43 Irishmen at Fort Griffin.
By the late summer of 1861, the city of Houston had become a hive of activity, and excitement. Texas and a further 11 southern states had withdrawn, or seceded, from the United States. Now groups of volunteers crowded into Houston to answer the call to arms. As well as recruitment queues and military bands, there were concerts and parties. Ballrooms were packed. Apparently, southern girls never looked prettier, nor young men handsomer in their new uniforms. There was an air of intense animation, and pride. An officer class quickly emerged, many of them adding personal flourishes to their uniform. The new Confederate ‘Bonnie Blue’ flag was unfurled to cheers and impassioned speeches.
In what could be one of the greatest ascendencies in Westmeath sporting history, Robbie Henshaw could claim a first senior cap only 451 days after leading his school to just their second ever Connacht Senior Cup victory.
The contrast between the Tuam workhouse and the vibrant colours, blue skies, and the smell of exotic food of New Orleans in the 1840s could not have been more dramatic. To the eyes, ears and senses of two young Galway children it must have been jaw-dropping.
READINGS, ART exhibitions, tree planting, and a plaque unveiling will all take place as part of the Cúirt International Festival of Literature from April 23 to 28.