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A concert in Thoor Ballylee

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ORANMORE SOPRANO, Helen Hancock will give a concert, entitled The Art of Song, in the Yeats Tower of Thoor Ballylee on Saturday August 24 at 8pm as part of Heritage Week.

Westport celebrates all things Covie

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Covie Week continues in Westport with old photos and film in Westport Town Hall on this evening Friday, July 26, at 8pm. All welcome, admission free.

Public lecture on Cumann na mBan at Galway City Museum

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ANY GALWEGIANS possessing a Cumann na mBan badge from the revolutionary era are being asked to bring it to the Galway City Museum which is holding an illustrated talk on the group this weekend.

Heritage Week event in Mount Temple venue

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As part of Heritage Week 2018 the local community in Mount Temple have organised a heritage evening in the marquee in Egan’s Pub on Thursday August 23 at 7pm.

Hail, the King — Science and Technology Festival brings Richard III saga to Galway

The ‘Richard III Discovered’ Exhibition arrives from University of Leicester and will be hosted by NUI Galway as part of the 20th Galway Science and Technology Festival in collaboration with British Council Ireland. The discovery of King Richard III’s skeleton has been the scientific detective story of the decade. Special guest of the Galway Science and Technology Festival Dr Turi King, Professor at University of Leicester, a passionate communicator of science will recount the story of a most ambitious Greyfriars project which led to the discovery of the remains of King Richard III in 2012. The Galway Science and Technology Festival is part of the SFI National Science Week.

'We want to highlight the incredible richness of the city and its hinterland'

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Today, Thursday November 9, the Galway City Museum officially celebrates its 10th anniversary and, by any measure it has been a decade of success. Annual visitor numbers have risen from 16,000 in its first year to 216,000 last year. The museum has received TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence for five years running and it meets all 34 requirements in the Heritage Council’s rigorous Museums Standards Programme.

Oughterard Trails Festival highlights the wondeful beauty of Connemara

Oscar Wilde was certainly onto something when he dubbed Connemara “A Savage Beauty.” The Oughterard Trails Festival, running from June 23rd to 25th, aims to highlight this beauty by showcasing the wonderful walks, scenery and heritage of this unique area.

Nine-day festival keeps bogs at top of agenda

Only a small amount of blanket bog exists in the world and Ireland possesses eight per cent of the world’s blanket bog and is the most important country in Europe for this type of habitat. As a result, Conamara Bog Week will celebrate its 33rd year this May, with a nine-day festival packed with walks, talks, music and poetry, all in honour of the rugged landscape that surround Letterfrack.

Croagh Patrick, then and now

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There are not many locations within the boundaries of Mayo from where a vista of Croagh Patrick cannot be gained from even the smallest naturally raised platform. The mountain, with its distinctive pyramidal shape, is an iconic symbol of the county for the people of Mayo. Better known today as a venue for an annual Christian pilgrimage, the Reek’s history is one of changing uses.

Sail from Erris to Achill this summer

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Geraghty Charters has commenced new boat trips in the Erris and Achill regions this week offering a unique way to explore this corner of the Wild Atlantic Way in northwest Mayo. Every Friday from July 8, the Nóirín Bán will depart Blacksod (An Fód Dubh) at 10.30am and arrive in Doogort (Dumha Goirt), Achill Island before 11am. This boat trip allows visitors and locals to explore lovely Achill Island by foot, bike, or even pony and trap. (The road distance from Blacksod to Doogort is almost 100km and can take 1.5 hours to drive.)

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