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Young Environmentalist final

Three transition year groups represented St Joseph’s College, Summerhill at the Eco Unesco Young Environmentalist final at the Mansion House in Dublin.

US Ambassador to be guest speaker at Chamber lunch

US Ambassador to Ireland, Kevin O’Malley will be the guest speaker at the Galway Chamber Spring Business Lunch on Monday next April 27 in Hotel Meyrick, Eyre Square, Galway at 12.30 pm.

The Presentation Sisters, 200 years in Galway

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In 1815, the warden of Galway Dr French went to Kilkenny to ask sisters of the Presentation Order to return with him to Galway to found a convent here. A Reverend Bartholomew Burke has left a fund of £4,800 for the purpose. Three sisters arrived here in October of that year. They moved into a house in Kirwan’s Lane temporarily, and from there to Eyre Square. On March 25th, 1819, they moved to a house in poor condition that had originally been built as a Charter School and which would become known as the Presentation Convent. The following year they opened their school adjacent to the convent.

President’s Ethics Initiative to discuss how human rights can inform healthcare

The issue of delivering healthcare fairly, using a human rights framework, will be discussed at NUI Galway on 6 February. The public event is part of the President’s Ethics Initiative and President Michael D. Higgins will open the event.

Father who tried to rob four premises in one day gets jail sentence

A Mayo father of two who tried to rob four premises in the one day, by handing staff a note telling them it was a raid, has received a four year sentence with the final 12 months suspended.

NUI Galway agreement with Tsinghua University builds on long-standing tradition of exchange

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NUI Galway signed an agreement on Tuesday with Tsinghua University in China to collaborate on both education and research activities. The signing of the Memorandum of Understanding was witnessed by President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins, and President of China, Xi Jinping, in The Great Hall of the People immediately prior to the State Banquet to mark the visit.

NUIG symposium celebrates the naming of Neanderthal Man

NUI Galway will hold a symposium at 5.30pm on Saturday May 24 to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the naming of Neanderthal Man by William King, professor of geology at the then Queen’s College Galway in 1864. He remains the first scientist ever to name a new species of human.

Galway audiences should see rare stage production of The Quiet Man

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One of the most remarkable theatrical performances of the summer in the west was the Abbey Acts’ production of The Quiet Man, held in the unusual location of a goods shed at an abandoned railway station. However, it provided the catalyst for a string of performances which captured the imagination of Quiet Man fans and drama afficionados and saw the production being brought this weekend to An Taibhdhearc in Galway

Arthouse cinema takes shape

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By May 2014 Galway city will finally have its long awaited art house cinema, with construction of the Solas Picture Palace now at an advanced stage.

Jeremy Irons to address NUIG Lit and Deb society

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Tonight at 7pm, the Literary and Debating Society will launch a year of events with a visit from actor Jeremy Irons, who will discuss the responsibility of the privileged to be involved in public discourse and to help shape society.

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