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A stadium to admire and inspire

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In times of old, our ancestors built places of worship, soaring churches, round towers pointing at the skies. Around the world, most civilisations did likewise, digging amphitheatres into undulating hills; surrounding places of conquest with walls to form an arena for entertainment or persecution, to where the hordes thronged to fill their thoughts with admiration and revulsion at gladiators and beleaguered prophets.

Iconic African freedom fighter travels west to champion gender equality

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Graça Machel, a one-time freedom fighter in Mozambique turned human rights and equality activist will this month visit the West of Ireland.  Together with her husband, civil liberties icon Nelson Mandela, Machel was instrumental in founding The Elders and has made women’s rights a lifelong cause. 

Graça Machel to deliver the second annual international human rights lecture of The Mary Robinson Centre

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One of the world’s leading women’s rights activists will visit Ballina next month, when Graça Machel delivers The Mary Robinson Centre’s second Annual International Human Rights Lecture on Saturday November 28.

Council remembers Nelson Mandela

Mayo County Council paid tribute to the late South African president Nelson Mandela by holding a minute’s silence at the start of its December meeting and a number of members paid tribute to the former South African president.

Memorial service for Nelson Mandela

The life of Nelson Mandela, or Madiba, the Xhosa clan name by which he was affectionately known, will be remembered and celebrated in Galway.

Visit of Tutu to Ballina raises temperatures in Ballina chamber

The upcoming visit of Bishop Desmond Tutu to Ballina did not meet with the unanimous approval most would have expected at Wednesday night’s meeting of Ballina Town Council.

Visit of Tutu to Ballina raises temperatures in Ballina chamber

The upcoming visit of Bishop Desmond Tutu to Ballina did not meet with the unanimous approval most would have expected at Wednesday night’s meeting of Ballina Town Council.

Invictus

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WITH CLINT Eastwood at the directorial helm I was expecting a lot from this film and thankfully it did not disappoint, giving us a glimpse into how a newly elected Nelson Mandela utilised and pushed for a victory in the 1995 Rugby World Cup in order to help heal old wounds in post-apartheid South Africa.

Archbishop Desmond Tutu to speak at NUIG

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The Nobel Peace Prize winner Archbishop Desmond Tutu will address NUI, Galway’s Literary and Debating Society on Sunday February 15 at 5pm.

Sir Bob Geldof to appear at Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s NUIG address

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Sir Bob Geldof will give the introduction to Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s lecture on aid, justice, and charity in Áras na Mac Léinn, NUI, Galway, on Sunday at 5pm.

 

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