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Pádraig Ó Céidigh was appointed to the department of botany in UCG, in the autumn of 1956. He arrived for his first lecture in his typically distinctive style, that would continue to the point of eccentricity, yet he would play a vital role in developing a small department in a prefab laboratory, into one of the leading world class marine science institutions in NUIG today.
A HISTORY of NUI Galway, in the days when it called UCG, drawn from the memories of college presidents and grounds staff, to various students, all who attended over a period of 40 years, is collected in a new book by Jackie Ui Chionna.
The history of Galway as an educational centre dates from the close of the Middle Ages. The Free School of Galway became so celebrated for its classical learning that it had more than 1,200 students from all over the country attending its courses under Alexander Lynch in 1615, when it was suppressed by King James I.
St Mary’s Secondary School, Ballina, is currently performing its “¡Mama Mia, Papa Mia!”musical which has a three-night run at the school, ending tonight, Friday, February 15. With a custom made set and in-house led production, under the guidance of director and script-writer, Mr Peter McLoughlin, Musical Director, Ms Regina Deacy and Choreographer, Ms Annette Leonard, the team also incorporates the talents of the Art Department led by Ms Renee Cronin and the team of Home Economics teachers, spearheaded by Ms Marie Clarke and Ms Regina Hallahan, coordinating costumes.
World-renowned Galway engineer Aine Brazil has said that increased access to education is key to reducing global poverty levels after receiving a leadership award from Irish aid agency Concern Worldwide.
The late Sean Calleary, who passed away at the weekend aged 86, left behind an immense legacy, says Connacht Rugby CEO Willie Ruane.
A new species of fossil starfish discovered in the Maam Valley has been found to be 435 million years old, according to the latest issue of The Irish Journal of Earth Sciences, published by the Royal Irish Academy.
The Holy Father, Pope Francis, has this morning appointed the Most Reverend Brendan Kelly, Bishop of Achonry, as the new Bishop of Galway, Kilmacduagh and Kilfenora. It is planned that Bishop Brendan’s installation will take place in the Cathedral of Our Lady Assumed into Heaven and Saint Nicholas on 11 February 2018, the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes.
Protesters will await the former taoiseach Enda Kenny as he arrives in NUI Galway this afternoon to receive an honourary degree of Doctor of Laws for his contributions to public life from the university.