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President Higgins celebrates the career of Gearóid Ó Tuathaigh

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President of Ireland Michael D Higgins was the special guest at an event in NUI Galway on Monday celebrating the prodigious career of Gearóid Ó Tuathaigh, Professor Emeritus in History.

How artists changed Britain’s perception of the Great Hunger

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Although the Great Irish Famine, which devastated Ireland in the 1840s and early 1850s, happened at a time when photography was only in its experimental stage, we still have vivid images of the appalling suffering that the vast majority of the people endured. A suffering that was heightened by systematic neglect by government, the total absence of a comprehensive humanitarian plan of relief, and the law of the land which only supported the rights of landlords.*

New book on the Land War in east Galway

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GALWAY SAW some of the highest levels of incidents during The Land War, including murders, woundings, arson, boycotting, and intimidation.

Public lectures on Yeats and Joyce

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JAMES JOYCE the playwright and the writers who influenced WB Yeats will be the subject of two public lectures from Prof Brian Arkins.

Retracing Antonin Artaud in Galway

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ANTONIN ARTAUD, the French playwright and theatre director visited Galway city and the Aran Islands in 1937 and an event is taking place to mark his visit.

Renowned psychiatrist to discuss his life at Athlone Literary Festival

One of Athlone Literary Festival’s key events is an “in discussion” forum which features a well-known personality. Previous participants have included President Michael D Higgins and well-known author Ruth Dudley Edwards. This year’s festival will have eminent Irish psychiatrist and author Dr Ivor Browne talking about changing attitudes in Ireland to mental health and his book, Music and Madness, on Saturday October 6.

Over The Edge open reading

THE OVER The Edge: Open Reading series returns to the Galway City Library on Thursday August 30 at 6.30pm with writers Leeanne Quinn, Pat Finnegan, and Adedotun Adekeye.

Leading academic and theologian to speak on the Gospels in Galway

Richard Bauckham, one of the world leading New Testament scholars and Professor Emeritus at St Andrews University, will be speaking in Galway tonight.

Galway’s ‘splendid human spirit’

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The people of Galway were shocked and excited by the arrival of 430 survivors who were brought ashore from the Athenia which was sunk by torpedo off the Donegal coast only hours after war was declared on September 3 1939. The town was galvanised into action. An impressive and practical plan was put into place to receive the survivors, to ensure they were comfortably accommodated, and to care for the wounded. There were 10 stretcher cases, numerous minor injuries, and distressed children. The passengers, who included Americans and Canadians, and refugees fleeing a deteriorating political situation in Europe, were bound for Montreal.

The day war came to Galway

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On Monday morning September 4 1939, the Galway harbour master Capt T Tierney was listening to a radio message from the Norwegian freighter Knute Nelson to say that it was steaming to Galway with 430 survivors from the Athenia, which was sunk by torpedo 250 miles north-west of Inishtrahull Island, off the Donegal coast. There were injuries among the survivors. Many were distressed and suffering from hypothermia. It requested urgent assistance.

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