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Druid Theatre looking forward to welcoming The Duchess of Cornwall

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The artistic director of Druid says she is 'thrilled and excited' that the Dutchess of Cornwall has chosen to pay a visit to the world famous theatre company during her trip to Galway.

NUIG gay society to host marriage equality event

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A public meeting on the marriage equality referendum takes place in NUI Galway on Wednesday February 18 at 7pm, and will be addressed by Green leader Eamon Ryan. 

Chamber wecomes government decision to commence income tax reduction

Galway Chamber has welcomed the Government's decision, as per Budget 2015, to commence income tax reductions but says an opportunity to do more to help SMEs create jobs has been missed.

Interest levels are high for DNG Maxwell Heaslip & Leonard's open viewings

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Leading Galway property expert DNG Maxwell Heaslip & Leonard is reporting unmatched levels of interest at open viewings for its May 30 auctions in The Radisson Hotel, which will see a total of 13 lots go to the auction floor.

Rose selection time again as Galway hopefuls dream of Tralee and nights in the Dome

BY DECLAN VARLEY

Merriment and What Not

MERRIMENT AND What Not’ will be the jolly and joyous theme of this year’s Múscailt, NUI Galway’s on campus arts festival, for both students and the Galway public.

'Galwegians are particularly vindictive'

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An unflattering picture of Galway in the mid 19th century is recorded here by a German teacher Adolf Helfferich. Earlier this year Eoin Bourke, emeritus professor of German at NUIG, published a very interesting collection of German traveller's views of Ireland from before the 1798 Rising to after the Great Famine (Poor Green Eirin published by Peter Lang and Co).

Characteristics of a ‘half-civilized’ people

In the late 18th and mid 19th centuries, at least 28 German travel writers wrote extensively about Ireland. I’ll tell some of what a few of them had to say in the weeks ahead, but by far the most colourful was Prince Hermann Ludwig Heinrich von Puckler-Muskau. He lived his 86 years to the full. As a dashing cavalry officer he fought against Napoleon until he inherited Muskau Park near Berlin to which he added brilliant landscapes and gardens. He searched for the source of the Nile, and fought off bandits in the deserts of North Africa. He walked through much of Europe, taking notes of his observations all of which were eventually published. In 1814 he visited England and delighted the dandy Prince of Wales by introducing the rectangular monocle. His struggle with the English language caused laughter in high society, and generally he was a source of amusement; but he seemed to have enjoyed himself immensely.*

O’Donnellan & Joyce offers superb townhouse on St Mary’s Road

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O’Donnellan & Joyce has recently brought to the market a beautifully located city centre townhouse at No 41 St Mary’s Road, Galway. The property, which has been fully renovated, is in first class decorative order and condition, and is located on the very popular St Mary’s Road immediately adjacent to Cooke’s Corner.

Celebrate the Year of the Dragon in Galway

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This week marks the start of the Chinese New Year - the Year of the Dragon - and Galway’s Chinese community will celebrate with a concert and performance to which the public is invited.

 

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