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WHILE THE names of the men of 1916 - Pearse, Connolly, Clarke, Plunkett, and others - are well known, the significant contribution of women to the rebellion has long been over looked and underappreciated.
Home Rule was once the goal of Irish nationalism, but continual opposition from the House of Lords and the threat of violence from Ulster unionists dogged and delayed its achievement.
IT MAY have been a miserable raiany evening, but that did nothing to deter or dampen the spirits of the many Cúirt enthusiasts who thronged the House Hotel on Tuesday evening for the programme launch of this year’s festival.
A conference on surrogacy will be hosted by the School of Law on Saturday at Aras Moyola, NUI Galway.
One of the most imaginative ideas to mark the 1916 centenary is the 100 To One Project. Three Galway photographers, Enda O’Loughlin, Ian McDonald, Bill Barry, and journalist Caroline Whelan, worked together to produce a book containing 100 photographs of local people aged from 100 years old to a few months. With the exception of the ‘few months’ and other small children, all tell the story of their lives so far.
TV personality Mary Kennedy will host a special Mothers and Others Afternoon Tea on Sunday March 13 at the Clayton Hotel. The event is being organised to celebrate both Mother’s Day and International Women’s Day, with all proceeds supporting the work of the Enable Ireland Galway service.
Over The Edge Writers’ Gathering
Sea Gastronomy: Fish and Shellfish of the North Atlantic by Michael O’Meara, published by Artisan House Connemara, has been shortlisted for two accolades in the world’s most prestigious culinary writing awards, the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards 2016.
Ross Lewis, the Michelin Star chef from the Chapter One Restaurant, Dublin, will open the fifth annual Galway Food Festival, which this year will celebrate ‘100 years of Irish Food’, across the Easter Bank Holiday weekend.
THE SHORT story writer and poet Susan Millar DuMars will host an advanced fiction writing class on Wednesdays from 7pm to 9pm, starting March 31, and running for eight weeks.