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A green Galway Jazz Festival with rainbow appeal

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THE 2019 Galway Jazz Festival takes place this week, and will be officially opened this evening at 6pm in the Kitchen Café of the Galway City Museum by Connemara environmentalist and educator Leo Hallissey.

Returning to ‘the small streets and fields of childhood’

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THIS SATURDAY sees the launch of fifty poems by Michael Gorman, published by Artisan House. It has been nearly 30 years since his last collection, 1991’s Up She Flew, and the arrival of this new work will be greatly welcomed by Michael's many admirers.

Inishbofin Summer School – Explore a magical island in the company of a great team

The Inishbofin Summer school is Ireland’s longest running environmental school, which has welcomed a host of scientists, poets, writers, artists to work with teachers and the general public over the last 35 years. The school, which was first established by Leo Hallissey and Clare O‘Toole in 1984, has grown to become a highlight in the island’s yearly calender.

Nine-day festival keeps bogs at top of agenda

Only a small amount of blanket bog exists in the world and Ireland possesses eight per cent of the world’s blanket bog and is the most important country in Europe for this type of habitat. As a result, Conamara Bog Week will celebrate its 33rd year this May, with a nine-day festival packed with walks, talks, music and poetry, all in honour of the rugged landscape that surround Letterfrack.

Bogman Cycle takes place this weekend

Now in its sixth year, the Bogman Two Day Cycle event will be held in north west Conamara this weekend, and is set to provide competitors with a challenging course over two days of exciting riding.

 

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