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Public lecture on how the west was mapped

The story of how the west of Ireland came to be mapped is the subject of the next public lecture of the Galway Archaeological and Historical Society.

Market Street, one hundred years ago

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The title of this photograph is ‘Old Building, Market Street’ and it was taken about 100 years ago. The building in the foreground was at one time occupied by the Augustinian nuns who were based in Galway (where the Mechanics is today in Middle Street) before 1651. The last Augustinian nun to die in Ireland is buried in Forthill. These sisters formed part of the same Augustinian Order as the friars, as do their contemplative successors today in countries like Spain and Italy. Continuing persecutions and other historical pressures saw to the end of these nuns in Ireland, though some lingered on in Galway up to the middle of the 19th century.

Dancing Days

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DANCING DAYS is the name of a major event taking place in The Black Box Theatre from Thursday April 19 to Saturday 21 that will celebrate cutting edge Irish dance through performances, talks, and film.

 

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