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I suppose the hurling final was the event of the weekend. But the result was disappointing, in that the gap between Kilkenny and Tipperary was 14 points, which did not indicate a very close game. Nonetheless, it is always exciting to see hurling played at a very high level, which this was, and the prowess and skill of the combatants on each team was not in doubt.
The ‘Spiorad Shaidhbh’ Midsummer 5km Sponsored Walk in aid of the SCCUL Sanctuary takes place at 11.45am on Sunday June 23 at the Flaggy Shore in New Quay, Co. Clare. Spiorad Shaidhbh was founded in 2010 by the friends and family of the late Galwaywoman Sadhbh Ní Bhrádaigh, who died on Christmas night 2009 from pneumococcal meningitis.
Fifty years ago the Gaeltacht Civil Rights Movement was founded, inspired by developments in the Six Counties, the USA, and France. To mark the occasion, hour-long programmes were broadcast on Raidió na Gaeltachta and TG4; it was discussed at the Galway History Festival; and a book is also being published.
A ceremony to mark the official naming of the Alice Perry Engineering Building will take place at NUI Galway on Monday next March 6 to honour the woman first woman in Ireland or the UK to have received a degree in engineering.
During the past few weeks I have tried to give some of the formative influences on the life of the writer Eilís Dillon as she grew up in Galway. The impact of her parents’ (Professor Tom Dillon and Geraldine Plunkett) commitment to the War of Independence, and her nightly fears of sudden raids on their home by the Black and Tans was a nightmare that stayed with her all her life.
SÉAMUS BEGLEY, one of the finest, and most popular of Irish trad musicians, will mark the release of his new album, The Bold KerryMan, with a concert in Monroe’s Live on Tuesday September 22, where he will be joined by guitarist Tim Edey.