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Tiny Traders village to relaunch in Nun’s Island Theatre

The much-enjoyed market Tiny Traders Village will be relaunching in their new location at the Nuns Island Theatre on Saturdays, commencing on March 16.


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Much Loved Local Food and Craft Market Makes Long-Awaited Return in one of Galway's Most Storied Buildings. The Galway Food, Arts, and Crafts scene is in celebration at the announcement that Tiny Traders Village will be returning to the city this month. The much enjoyed but short-lived market will be relaunching in their new location the Nuns Island Theatre on March 16th and will run every Saturday thereafter.

Consultation process begins on €200m regeneration of Nuns' Island

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NUI Galway and Galway City Council have welcomed the commitment of the Government’s Urban Regeneration and Development Fund for the exciting regeneration of Nuns’ Island in the heart of Galway City.

O’Donnellan & Joyce to auction development site at Nuns’ Island

O’Donnellan & Joyce auctioneers has a high profile, landmark property included for sale in its Wild Atlantic Way autumn property auction on Tuesday September 27. The prime site at 26 and 34 Nuns' Island has full planning permission for the development of a boutique hotel and offices space.

The Augustinian nunnery

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The Augustinian Friars have been in Galway since 1508 when Margaret Athy, whose husband was mayor at the time, built a friary at Forthill, near a spring called St Augustine’s Well, the waters whereof wrought miraculous cures. In O’Flaherty’s Iar-Chonnacht, there is reproduced a document in which a miraculous cure is attested to by the signatures of several witnesses.

Patricia’s vocation did not take root

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Patricia Burke Brogan joined the noviciate of the Mercy Sisters at the convent of St Vincent, Newtownsmith, Galway  at the end of the 1950s.  It was before the reforms of Vatican II had relaxed rule of the heavy medieval habit, the shorn hair, and a constant reminder ‘to keep custody of the eyes’. What was called ‘discipline’, which was nothing less than outrageous bullying, was meted out on the novices by some of the older nuns, in a cutting and wounding way. The nuns were hard on each other.

The Dominican school at Taylor’s Hill

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As the Penal Laws began to relax at the beginning of the 19th century and conditions became a little more lenient for Catholic religious orders, some of them began to think of a return to community life. The Dominican Nuns, whose community had flourished during Penal times, was now reduced to six. There was a lot of building going on in the area of their nunnery in Cross Street, and houses closed in their convent on all sides, making a life of strict enclosure very difficult. The sisters began to search for another house, more secluded, where they could follow their Rule, free from distraction.

‘A powerhouse of prayer’

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The exact origins of the Poor Clare Sisters in Galway are not easy to trace. We know there was a convent of Clares, if not Poor Clares, here before 1640, based on an inscription on a headstone which read “Here lieth the body of Elizabeth Lynch, the Foundress of the Order of St. Clare who died 14th December 1626”. James Hardiman describes another headstone inscribed thus: “Here lieth the body of R. Mother Maria Gabriel, alias Helen Martin, first Abbess and religious of the Poor Clares of Galway who died on 14 January aged 68 in religion for 40. Pray for her Soul.” This suggests the nuns were in Galway since 1632 when she entered the order.

Agnes of God at An Taibhdhearc

A YOUNG novice nun gives birth to a baby that is later found strangled. Yet the nun, Sr Agnes cannot remember either the conception or pregnancy.

Poor Clares publish a book to calm the soul

A city based enclosed order of nuns has produced a book aimed at calming and nourishing the soul.

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