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Lasta youth arts festival in Galway

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The Town Hall Theatre in Galway city will be one of seven venues across Ireland to host the third Lasta National Arts Festival, a festival of events programmed for young people by young people, taking place between June 1 and 12.

Fianna Fail’s 1916 Easter Rebellion commemorations

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Fianna Fail is to hold their 1916 Easter Commemoration events in the city this weekend. The anniversary Mass for 1916 volunteers will be held at 11am at St Patrick’s Church at Forster Street.

I will never forget Saoirse's face of bravery

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University of Galway celebrates Irish Traveller Ethnicity Week

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University of Galway has announced plans to celebrate Irish Traveller Ethnicity Week with a week-long series of events across campus.

Old Lady of Tara Street revamped by Galway girl

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Waiting outside the office of the Irish Times’ managing director, one might expect a snotty Moneypenny to usher you into a dark, wood-panelled study where a stern Judi Dench as M, in James Bond, will be enthroned at a leathered desk, waiting to receive, with a thousand-yard death stare.

Galway Cathedral celebrates 40th Novena in 2024

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Celebrating its 40th year and taking place from Monday February 5 to Tuesday February 13, 2024, the annual Solemn Novena nine-day Festival of Faith will invite, welcome and embrace the people of Galway and beyond to leave down the worries and cares of life and to worship, sing, pray and give praise to God and His blessed Mother, Our Lady of Perpetual Help.

Sung traditional Latin Mass in Galway on Christmas Day

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On Christmas Day, at 3pm, a sung traditional Latin Mass will be celebrated in the Chapel of St Mary's College, St Mary's Road, Galway.

Heavenly music in Galway

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On November 26, 1905, the new organ in the Augustinian Church was launched at a High Mass. The organ was placed ‘in the western gallery of the church in a handsome varnished case of specially selected woods, stands 26 feet high and 25 feet wide. The front pipes, some of which are over 18 feet long, are gilt and present a superb effect. The sides of the organ are recessed to leave room for an augmented choir and for the present, the organ is blown by hand at one end of case; at a future time it is hoped to apply a hydraulic motor to do this work. There is great variety in the tones of the various stops and the general effect of all combined is truly magnificent. The entire work reflects great credit on the builders who built it at their factory in Dublin. The number of speaking pipes in the organ is close to 2,000.'

From days spent under Quincentennial Bridge to becoming a groundbreaking academic

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The third Traveller to be awarded a PhD in the history of the State, Dr Hannagh McGinley (Lecturer in Education at Mary Immaculate College) sees herself as a living example to other Travellers as to what can be achieved in education. Her example, however, bucks the trend of poor Traveller education retention rates, ingrained, although typically unconscious, discrimination against Travellers and a mutual misunderstanding between the community and the education system.

Rich literary heritage celebrated at Lady Gregory-Yeats Autumn Gathering

Coole Park and Thoor Ballylee! The magic of the Autumn Gathering is to bring people together from all corners of the world - to listen and learn, laugh and share, with academics and artists, locals, historians and literary figures; to meet descendants of Lady Gregory and Yeats, renew friendships and make new friends – all enjoying and celebrating the prominent role of Lady Gregory in shaping the theatrical, poetic and cultural life which thrives today.

 

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