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NUI Galway announces 2015 Alumni Award Winners

NUI Galway has announced the winners of the 2015 Alumni Awards to be presented at the 15th annual Alumni Awards Gala Banquet on Saturday, March 7. The ceremony will take place on the campus at the Bailey Allen Wing located in Áras na Mac Léinn.

Clonbur woman’s slow boat to America in her battle against cancer

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Eight years ago in May 2005, I was diagnosed with a life-threatening illness. At the time I was diagnosed, I wasn't to know having undergone chemotherapy and radiotherapy, and beating the cancer, that I would be left with very severe and long-term side effects from the treatment. The last eight years have been an ongoing battle with many hospitalizations and suffering. I didn't think the discovery of my illness would someday lead me from a small town in Ireland to Winston-Salem, North Carolina. But here I am.

Mark Eitzel - return of the restless stranger

MARK EITZEL, founder of alt.rock icons American Music Club and a critically acclaimed solo artist, had a rough start to the current decade, but over the last few months he has become “more believing in people’s kindness”, and released one of his finest albums to date.

Christy for Arts Festival Big Top

Galway Arts Festival and the Róisín Dubh have announced that Christy Moore will perform a rare stand-up gig at the Festival Big Top on Friday July 20. Joining Christy on the night will be high energy, vivacious trad group 4 Men and A Dog. The show is Moore’s only gig in Galway city in 2012 and promises to be a massive music highlight at this year’s festival.

White Star chairman J Bruce Ismay finds peace in the west

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On that terrible cold night of April 14 1912, in the North Atlantic, the Titanic was sinking head first into a freezing, calm sea. It had struck an iceberg 400 miles south of the Grand Banks of Newfoundland. And was fatally wounded. The incessant bip bip bip SOS call for help from the wireless telegraphist Jack Phillips and his assistant Harold Bride was interspersed with more dramatic calls for help: “We are putting passengers off in small boats. Women and children in boats, cannot last much longer”.

Mike Wilmot and ‘the way it comes out’

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HE HAS been described as “raucous, offensive and downright crude”, as well as being “very, very funny, producing belly cackles of genuine mirth” - both of which quotes come from the same review by The Scotsman.

Interviews to be held for vacant hearing specialist position

Interviews for a children’s hearing specialist position in Galway that has remained vacant for almost 10 years are to be held before the end of the month. It is the second time this year that the senior audiological scientist post has been advertised but the HSE has been unable to attract a suitable candidate and hundreds of children remain on the waiting list for services.

Forget the bypass and look at less costly transport solutions says Ó Brolcháin

Planning for Galway city’s future transport needs must move away from the “negative pro and anti bypass debate” and towards a more productive, solutions based, approach.

The bigger they come, the harder they fall

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DESPITE IT’S somewhat dramatic opening, “On 18 August 1588 a barque of Southampton was fishing about 36 miles southeast of Sumburgh Head, Shetland, when the crew sighted the Spanish Armada approaching from over the horizon to the south,” The Downfall of the Spanish Armada in Ireland by Ken Douglas, published by Gill & Macmillan, begins where the romance and the glory of that most colourful of invasions ended and the inevitably tragic and sordid debacle began.


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