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An internationally renowned English surgeon will deliver the memorial lecture at Ireland’s largest surgical conference to be hosted by NUI Galway from September 2 to 3.
It may sound like a contradiction of terms, but teaching the Irish language in the opening decades of the last century could also be a method of teaching English. Irish was the spoken language in most homes of the west of Ireland, but it was recognised that knowledge of English was essential when emigration was usually the only way a young man or girl could better themselves. It is to the great credit of the Gaelic League, established in 1893 to promote the teaching of Irish in all national schools, that it recognised that fact. The Gaelic League, like its near contemporary the GAA, idealised the culture and way of life of the surviving Gaeltacht areas; and its success was largely due to its understanding that a bilingual approach would best serve everyone’s purposes.
Galway’s Druid Theatre presented their acclaimed production of Sean O’Casey’s The Silver Tassie at the Lincoln Theatre, New York on Tuesday. The play will run till the end of the month.
A young Gaelic footballer from Co Galway who quit the game due to a knee injury suffered 10 years ago that has not healed, has claimed before the High Court the nature of his injury was initially misdiagnosed.
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The chairperson of the HSE West’s regional health forum is calling on Health Minister Dr James Reilly to urge colorectal surgeon Mr Myles Joyce, who handed in his resignation at University Hospital Galway after 15 months due to the facility’s failure to provide him with adequate theatre time, to reconsider his decision.
A number of consultants at University Hospital Galway have sought an urgent meeting with Government politicians in the wake of the resignation of colorectal surgeon Mr Myles Joyce last week over the hospital’s failure to provide him with adequate theatre time.
GALWAY YOUTH Theatre grace this year’s Cúirt with a strong double-bill of works from America’s Neil LaBute (Autobahn) and Germany’s Marius Von Mayenburg (The Ugly One).
In one of the strangest ironies of fate that I ever heard was the day, early 2006, when the renowned Irish singer Eleanor Shanley called into Charlie Lennon’s Cuan Recording Studios in Spiddal. Eleanor, with her distinctive, rich lyrical voice, was looking for a new song. She talked to her friend Éamonn Goggin, a sound engineer at Cuan. Éamonn’s passion was music. He loved nothing more than sharing his knowledge with friends. He enthused about a song written by Mike Scott of the Waterboys and Anthony Thistlethwaite, called ‘Strange Boat’. It was written some years ago, but it was a great song, that just needed some updating, a new look. ‘ We’re sailing on a Strange Boat/ Heading for a strange shore/ Carrying the strangest cargo / That was ever hauled aboard....’ Éamonn said it was ideally suited for Eleanor’s voice.
The Alliance National Football League kicks off this Saturday and first out of the blocks in division one are Mayo, under new manger James Horan. They take on the defeated All-Ireland finalists Down at 7.30pm in McHale Park under lights.