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FESTIVALS COME thick and fast in Galway this time of the year. The Comedy Carnival has only just finished, but next week will see the launch of the TULCA Festival of Visual Arts which runs from November 7 to 23.
Last Friday evening the Luan Gallery officially launched its newest exhibition, PASSAGE: Selected Works from the Niland Collection. Drawn from The Model Sligo’s renowned municipal collection, this exhibition features works including: Louis Le Brocquy’s The Táin series, works by notable women artists from the 20th century, and works of a water and landscape theme.
Providing permanent structures for culture to flourish, such as a school of music and performing arts, would be the ideal legacy for a city that will be putting forward a bid for the European Capital of Culture 2020, a bid which requires support from all sectors.
Between €12 to €14 million must be secured by the Galway City Council over the next year, if its bid to be named 2020 European Capital of Culture is to be viewed seriously by the EU.
A conference held in the city this week has illustrated that the audio visual sector added €72m to the economy of County Galway alone in 2012, employing over 600 people
James Michael Curley - four times mayor of Boston, twice elected to the House of Representatives, one term as Governor of Massachusetts, and two terms in jail, was the son of County Galway parents who emigrated as children to the US in the 1860s. The stories told about Curley are proverbially legion. Presidents Ronald Reagan and Jimmy Carter rarely let an Irish politician go without asking if they had any stories about James Michael Curley. (The one president who shunned anything to do with Curley, was president John F Kennedy. But more about that in a moment).
A new report from the JE Cairnes School of Business and Economics at NUI Galway reveals that the Volvo Ocean Race Finale (VOR) which took place in Galway city earlier this year, having hosted a stopover for the Race in 2009, was worth €60.5 million to the Irish economy. More than 500,000 visitors attended events during the festival period from June 30 to July 8 2012, with 16 per cent of those coming from outside of Ireland.
A major new project which seeks to build the creative industries across Ireland and Northern Europe, will be launched today in NUI, Galway.
Researchers at NUI Galway’s Ryan Institute are at the centre of conservation efforts in relation to mining for precious minerals at the depths of our oceans. In this new ‘gold rush’, the ecological assessment of the effects of mining operations will be key to sustainably exploiting resources at these very important habitats, according to organisers of a major workshop next week.
NINETY NINE Percent for Art, an exhibition featuring new work by Carol Anne Connolly and Jim Ricks, opens in The Dock Shed at the Galway Docks next week.