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Kenny's Bookshop and Gallery at 80

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On a day in October 1936, a young woman, Maureen Canning, from Mohill, County Leitrim, left her digs in Lower Salthill and began to walk, for the first time, to what was then University College Galway.

Hearing voices in the wind

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I have often wondered how the unusual name of Zetland found its way to the head of Cashel Bay in the heart of Connemara. It is, of course, the name of a well known hotel today. The hotel was founded in the closing years of the 19th century, by the son of a mountain farmer, JJ O'Loughlin, who had a canny instinct for business. The hotel was originally called The Zetland Arms, and before that The Viceroy's Rest. All these names allude to the hotel's distinguished patron Lawrence Dundas, Viceroy or Lord Lieutenant of Ireland from 1889 to 1902, in which year he became the Marquis of Zetland.

Survey shows most want to continue working from home

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A recent survey by researchers from the Whitaker Institute at NUI Galway and the Western Development Commission (WDC) has shown that 83 per cent expressed interest in continuing to work remotely. Over half of those surveyed (51 per cent) had never worked remotely before the Covid-19 pandemic. Of those who had never worked remotely, 78 per cent would like to work remotely for some or all of the time after the crisis is over.

Majority of Midlands employees wish to continue working from home

A recent survey by researchers from the Whitaker Institute at NUI Galway and the Western Development Commission (WDC) has shown that 83 per cent of workers in the Midlands and the west, expressed interest in continuing to work remotely. Over half of those surveyed (51 per cent) had never worked remotely before the Covid-19 pandemic. Of those who had never worked remotely, 78 per cent would like to work remotely for some or all of the time after the crisis is over.

Major remote working survey launched by NUI Galway and the Western Development Commission

Researchers from the Whitaker Institute at NUI Galway and the Western Development Commission (WDC) have launched a national survey to gather data on employees’ experiences of remote working in these unprecedented times. This project is being led by Professor Alma McCarthy, Professor Alan Ahearne and Dr Katerina Bohle-Carbonell at NUI Galway and Tomás Ó Síocháin and Deirdre Frost at WDC.

Druid presents Anton Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard In a version by Tom Murphy

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Times are changing.

'This white orchard, that she can’t let go of, that she can’t keep'

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WHEN DERBHLE Crotty takes to the stage as Madame Ranevskaya in Anton Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard this month, it will mark her first appearance with Druid since 2015 and its acclaimed DruidShakespeare production.

Two centuries on, Tom Molineux is honoured by a world champion

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A 200-year-old promise was fulfilled in Mervue yesterday Wednesday as the final resting place of freed slave and champion bare-knuckle boxer Tom Molineaux was commemorated with a headstone, unveiled by undisputed world boxing champion Katie Taylor.

Annaghdown’s Diarmuid Kilcommins optimistic about minors’ chances for Sunday

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It is unusual to see so many clubs represented on a county minor hurling panel as there are this year.

SeaFest 2018 to showcase Galway gastronomy

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As Galway is the European Region of Gastronomy 2018, this year’s SeaFest will also celebrate the city’s food heritage and culture. From farmer and fisherman to chef, restaurateur or consumer, food plays a critical role in all our lives in Galway. The European Region of Gastronomy 2018 designation will focus on the vital role of the food industry in the west of Ireland, and showcase the high quality and rich produce available in the region.

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