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The Presentation Convent

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One hundred and ninety five years ago this week, the Presentation Sisters opened their convent on Presentation Road, on March 25 1819 to be precise. Some years before that, Doctor ffrench, the warden of Galway, went to Kilkenny to ask the sisters there if they could found a convent here. He had a fund for the purpose, and so, on October 27 1815, three sisters arrived to a house in Kirwan’s Lane. This building was not large enough for them and the 30 girls of the school which had been handed over to them by a committee of ladies, so they moved into a larger house on Eyre Square where they remained for three years.

Rail Theatre Group asks you to Run For Your Wife!

This March Mullingar Arts Centre adds comedy to their spring line-up, but not just any comedy, possibly the funniest comedy ever written as Mullingar’s Rail Theatre Group take on Ray Cooney’s hilarious Run For Your Wife!

John Smith to play Róisín Dubh

ENGLISH GUITARIST and singer-songwriter John Smith returns to Galway to play the Róisín Dubh as part of his current Irish tour.

John Smith to play Róisín Dubh

ENGLISH GUITARIST and singer-songwriter John Smith returns to Galway to play the Róisín Dubh as part of his current Irish tour.

Vote for Ruarri Joseph to play Athlone

Ruarri Joseph wants to play Athlone, but he needs your help!

John Smith to play Strange Brew

ENGLISH GUITARIST and singer-songwriter John Smith has just released his new album Great Lakes and is coming to Galway as part of his current Irish tour.

All to play for in final round of group games in Westmeath SFC

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The fifth, and final, round of group games in the senior football championship are down for decision this weekend. The outcome of each of the six scheduled games will be eagerly awaited as some clubs bid to secure a direct passage to the semi-final, others to gain a place in the knockout stages and yet others battle to avoid a dreaded relegation dogfight.

Tyrrellspass almost cause major upset as club championship begins

The opening round of games of this year’s Shay Murtagh Precast Westmeath senior football club championship took place last weekend and there were plenty of talking points not least of which was Tyrrellspass’ draw with beaten all-Ireland finalists Garrycastle.

Mayo’s gift to US Vice President Joe Biden

When Taoiseach Enda Kenny visited the US to mark St Patrick’s Day he brought a special gift with him from his native county for Vice President Joe Biden, who was presented with a facsimile copy of a precious artefact from Mayo County Council’s Jackie Clarke Collection.

The Galway Lions Club, a brief history

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Lions International is a worldwide organisation with more than one million members, united in their aims under the motto “We serve”. The Galway Lions Club was formed 40 years ago, and since then has been a very active group in helping the less fortunate members of our community. Essentially, what members do is very good work, and they enjoy doing it, but none of it would have been possible without the remarkably generous support of the general public.

 

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