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The best years of our lives

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It is that time of the year again when children go back to school. It will be different this year as most of them will be delighted to return to classes and meet their friends after such a long break. For older generations, this time of year was, in the words of the Bard, more akin to "creeping like snail unwillingly to school”. And yet, when we look back on our schooldays, it is usually with affection. The old cliché ‘the best years of our lives’ still applies. It was where were educated, matured, learned and developed skills, remembered quotations like the above from the Bard, and made friends for life.

Esker Festival Orchestra to play NUI Galway

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'WATER MUSIC' a new work by Irish composer Donagh Marnane will receive its world premiere as part of the Esker Festival Orchestra's summer tour, which takes in Galway on Thursday August 8.

Esker Festival Orchestra - two Galway shows

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MUSIC BY Mahler and Tchaikovsky, and the world premiere of new work by young Irish composer Christopher Moriarty, will be performed by the Esker Festival Orchestra at two shows in Galway this month.

Our Lady’s Boys’ Club

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This club has been a source of guidance and inspiration to the youth of Galway, especially those of working class background, since its foundation by Fr Leonard Shiel SJ, a priest of great vision, in 1940. Indeed this wonderful structure owes a great debt to the Jesuit Order. Since the beginning the club has been based behind the Columban Hall in Sea Road. From the first nervous day of membership, right through their teens, and even in adult life, the spirit and ever watchful eye of the club is with the boys.

 

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