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Kilkerrin woman impressed by President Obama’s ‘firm handshake’

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A County Galway woman who met US president Barack Obama at the St Patrick’s Day reception at the White House was impressed by his warmth, humour and charisma.

Visit European capitals of culture

If you want to make this a year of cultural enlightenment, then why not visit the European capitals of culture 2009: Linz in Austria and Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania. If you want to make this a year of cultural enlightenment, then why not visit the European capitals of culture 2009: Linz in Austria and Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania.

Creating a splash in Mayo, the Midlands, and the Med

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Deciding where to chill out has become something of a national pastime in Ireland. Long days at work and even longer spells of rain have led us to seek our solace in the arms of the hospitality industry.

World Heritage status on cards for Clonmacnoise

Athlone could soon have a World Heritage Site right on its doorstep, if the historic site of Clonmacnoise is successful in its bid for the prestigious award.

Salzburg with Castle Travel

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Encircled by mountains and straddling the river Salzach, this beautiful Austrian city has a dramatic setting that matches its own baroque splendour. With its Alpine surroundings and historic centre that was listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in 1997, Salzburg really is just as lovely as the city portrayed in The Sound of Music.

Clonmacnoise ascends to world stage

One of the finest examples of “Saints and Scholars” Ireland – the Clonmacnoise ruins just outside Ballinahown – could soon be viewed in the same light as Stonehenge, Macchu Pichu or the Pyramids of Giza, it was revealed in a presentation to Westmeath County Council this week (May 25).

Novelist Pat McCabe to be guest at NUI Galway conference

Renowned novelist Pat McCabe will address an NUI Galway family support conference entitled “Reflecting on Contemporary Challenges” tomorrow (Friday).

IFA protest potential UNESCO restrictions at Clonmacnoise

A meeting to discuss Clonmacnoise as a UNESCO World Heritage site held in Athlone this week descended into an IFA-inspired walkout and the intimidation of a Department official in a highly charged atmosphere.

NUIG leads UNESCO study in Zambia

The UNESCO Child, Youth and Civic Engagement team, based in NUIG, is to take part in an international collaborative research project on civic engagement, youth, and gender in Zambia.

 

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