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Local Green Party Councillor, Louise Heavin, has been appointed to the role of Heritage spokesperson for the political party.
In a novel approach, Louise Heavin and Gary Cunningham of Cunningham Heavin Architects, are offering virtual home consultations in exchange for charity donations during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In 1939, the Government decided there was no longer need for a jail in Galway. Galway County Council then decided to transfer the site of the jail to the Bishop of Galway for a nominal sum as a site for the erection of a cathedral.
A quiet community in Dangan will be converted into downtown Los Angeles when a motorway flyover is constructed beside it, a spokesman for a residents association told the Galway City Ring Road Oral Hearing yesterday (Wednesday).
If Sylvia Plath was hoping for some kind of rapprochement between herself and her husband Ted Hughes during their brief stay with the late Richard Murphy at Cleggan, Co Galway, in September 1962, she was to be quickly disillusioned. In fact she would be abandoned, and plunged into despair. Yet following a visit to Coole Park, and Thoor Ballylee, Sylvia was to take away a spiritual connection with the poet WB Yeats, and a feeling of peace in the tragic build up to her suicide some five months later.
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.
An East Galway TD has welcomed progress in efforts to return the Turoe Stone to Bullaun.
Architecture at the Edge festival, which was conceived to help local citizens understand the many ways architecture impacts our lives, has launched its programme for this month’s event and its central theme stems from a debate held this summer about the re-use of key spaces within the city.
The 2019 programme for the 42nd Clifden Arts Festival (September 18 to 29 ) has been launched with a strong line-up of national talent.
In what will be its 42nd festival, Clifden Arts Festival is to return with a host of theatre, opera, dance, music, and artistic delights.