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A group of students from Moate Community College were ecstatic at the news that their environmental action project was one of the 70 groups across the Republic and Northern Ireland shortlisted for ECO-UNESCO’s Young Environmentalist Awards showcase and ceremony in the Mansion House on May 22.
Members of Athlone Literary Festival will be on hand to dole out free books in Athlone next Tuesday April 23.
TY students from Moate Community College presented their action project to raise environmental awareness and make a positive contribution to their local community, to judges at ECO-UNESCO’s Young Environmentalist Awards, Leinster ECO-Den last week.
ECO-UNESCO, Ireland’s environmental education and youth organisation, is making a final call to young people across Ireland to take environmental issues into their own hands. Due to popular demand, the registration deadline for the ECO-UNESCO Young Environmentalist Awards 2013 been extended until Friday December 21. The programme recognises and rewards young people who create environmental action projects that directly affect and influence their local communities.
Galwegians will be among the very first to see Seven Psychopaths, the new film from the Oscar winning writer/director Martin McDonagh, when it receives a gala screening in the Town Hall Theatre.
A number of community projects and initiatives throughout Galway city and county are set to benefit from a funding of €38,000 which was announced this week as part of the Local Agenda 21 Environment Partnership Fund.
The referendum on children’s rights marks a potentially “historical and internationally significant step” and a “defining moment for children and young people in Ireland”.
Michael Everson, based in Westport, is an expert in the writing systems of the world. He is active in supporting minority-language communities, especially in the fields of character standardisation and internationalisation. Everson has just published a print edition of Paul Denisowski's ESPDIC, Esperanto-English Dictionary. Esperanto is a neutral, internationally recognised language and is the most widely spoken constructed international auxiliary language. Everson says: “I trust that this book will prove a welcome and useful tool for students of Esperanto.”
The events of the past few weeks here in Galway have demonstrated undeniably that ours is a city that punches well above its weight, for a variety of reasons. And our punch is the kind of sneaky disarming uppercut that our opponents are least expecting. The success of the event just passed has given us all a great confidence that we have the capacity to make this city and county a truly sustainable one, by playing on our strengths, compromising, and listening to, but not being dictated by the naysayers whose stance on each issue is always the same, who believe that each progression has an agenda and that there are more reasons why things ought not to happen, than why they should. Perhaps this is too simplistic, but the can-do attitude of the last few weeks makes simpletons like me think that with the right attitude and people, a lot more could be achieved in this city.
Far from being idle or derelict, work is “proceeding satisfactorily” at the Solas Picture Palace site, and the group behind the project to bring an art house cinema to Galway is launching a major campaign to ensure its completion within the next year.