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‘It is rather the want of the middle class…’

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For any visitor to Dublin in the early 19th century, to miss seeing the great Daniel O’Connell would have made their visit almost worthless. William Makepeace Thackeray, on the threshold of becoming one of the greatest writers of the English language, spent three months touring Ireland in 1842 collecting his impressions of the ‘manners and the scenery’ of the country and its people, for his successful Irish Sketch Book published some years later. Back in Dublin at the conclusion of his tour he lost no time heading to the Mansion House to see the Liberator in person.*

Dáil 100 exhibition launched in Galway as part of 'Dáil100' celebrations

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The role of the first members of Dáil Éireann from Galway is highlighted in an exhibition entitled Dáil 100, which is hosted by the Galway County Council, and which opened this week.

Come what May in the UK as centenary anniversary of first Dail sitting to be recognised

As I am compiling this column, it is just before the Westminster vote on Brexit. All observers feel the vote will be defeated, and some say very heavily. Be that as it may, the real question now is, what does Theresa May do next? She has to come back next Monday with a further plan of where she will go and what she will do. More and more it appears that the extension of time, which could be looked for at the end of March, is what is in sight, but we are in the dark and do not have any certainty about the outcome. I am sorry that this is so and apologise to the readers, but there is nothing that I or even the most renowned of columnists in the UK or Ireland can do – we cannot see the way forward as yet.

Galway to mark centenary of the First Dáil

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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.

Spanish Arch to be lit red to show racism the red card

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The Spanish Arch will be lit in red tomorrow evening [Friday November 23] as part of a nation-wide series of events to ‘Show Racism the Red Card’, and the Galway Anti Racism Network is calling on the public to attend the event.

Chat, ceoil, sport and drama at heart of TG4’s new Autumn schedule

A huge mix of emotions will experienced when viewing the eclectic range of programming showcased at the entertaining launch of TG4’s Autumn schedule yesterday (Wednesday) in the Tribeton, Galway.

Solar power — Louisburgh's Mike McCormack wins International Dublin Literary Award

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Louisburgh-native author Mick McCormack has won the 2018 International Dublin Literary Award for his novel hugely acclaimed novel Solar Bones, published by independent Irish publisher Tramp Press.

School design reaps awards for SJK Architects

Galway-and Mayo-based SJK Architects were celebrating last weekend when their design of Westport’s new school Scoil Phádraig was recognized by two prestigious awards at the 2018 Irish Architecture Awards gala event held at Dublin’s Mansion House.

Mike McCormack wins International Dublin Literary Award

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GALWAY BASED author Mick McCormack has won the 2018 International Dublin Literary Award for his novel hugely acclaimed novel Solar Bones, published by independent Irish publisher Tramp Press.

Will Magdalene redemption hasten the day this country delivers for all its citizens?

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There has been a lot of talk about journeys in Ireland over the past few months.

 

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