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Conservation works formally commence at No. 1 Gun Battery

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For anyone walking along the canal in recent weeks, a hive of activity is most noticeable with the clearance of heavy scrub and vegetation.

‘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.*

Sense of renewal and hope with the arrival of summer

Outside my window in east Galway, a small herd of suckler cows and their young calves graze and loiter, content it seems to me, and oblivious to the new normal.

Magnificent Music for a March Evening

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MAGNIFICENT MUSIC for a March Evening is the title of the Galway Choral Association’s upcoming concert which will see it perform Haydn’s Missa in Angustiis,, also known as the Nelson Mass.

Poppies, PESCO, and the increasing militarisation of the EU

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In political terms, these last few weeks have been depressing. First, we were subjected to the electoral version of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? (aka the Irish presidency), while thousands of Irish families remain homeless, with no sign of a publicly financed house building programme.

A concert to commemorate the end of WWI

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AS THE centenary of the end of WWI draws close, Galway will mark the event with a performance of Karl Jenkins' The Armed Man and Haydn's Mass in a Time of War.

The year will not pass without a general election

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The air in political circles is dense with anxiety these days. Having been pulled back from the brink of a cliff edge which was heading straight into the depths of an election nobody wanted, TDs remain cautiously hopeful that more time can be had before facing the electorate.

Director of the Irish Centre for High End Computing receives one of France’s highest honours

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One of France’s highest honours has been bestowed on an Irish-based technology expert. Professor Jean Christophe (JC) Desplat, Director of the Irish Centre for High End Computing (ICHEC), which is hosted by NUI Galway, has received the title of Chevalier de l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques (Knight of the Order of Academic Palms).

Local research science sheds light on 250-year-old literary controversy

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The social networks behind one of the most famous literary controversies of all time have been uncovered using modern complexity science. Now, multi-disciplinary research from the National University of Ireland Galway, Coventry University and University of Oxford has explored the mathematical properties of contested poems.


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