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Enhanced restrictive public health measures implemented as family embraces sadly missed

Since we last spoke, we have all been living through this never-never land of coronavirus.

Warden Bodkin’s right hand is missing…

Week IV

Laura Vechhi Ford retrospective at The Kenny Gallery

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UNTITLED, UNLESS Otherwise Stated – A Retrospective, an exhibition by Laura Vechhi Ford, will feature paintings from across the last six decades, with a particular emphasis on her works in the 2010s.

The cinema site, Salthill

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Lenaboy is the name of one of the townlands of Salthill. It derives either from the Irish Léana Buí, the yellow fields/land or Léana Báite, the sunken or drowned land. The latter explanation is the most likely as we look at this photograph of “The Cinema Site” taken from the main road at Kingshill in Salthill. It was so-called locally because James Stewart & Co tried to build a cinema there in the 1940s. Unfortunately, because of the boggy nature of the ground, the pylons they were sinking in order to put in a foundation kept sinking and disappearing and so the project was abandoned. In the 1960s an enormous amount of filling was gradually put into the site, and eventually, John King built a block of apartments there.

Why the 1798 Rebellion is the 'pivotal point' in Irish history

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IN 1798 three major ideas erupted into Irish politics and thought – Irish Protestants created Irish Republicanism and asserted that Irish people had the right to self-determination; and that Irishness itself could – should – be a broad and inclusive identity.

Introducing The Hardiman — iconic hotel announces rebrand

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One of Galway’s most iconic hotels has been renamed — with the former Hotel Meyrick to be now known as The Hardiman — a member of the Choice Hotel Group.

Ireland’s first Hyatt Hotel opens in Dublin’s Liberties

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The Chicago-based Hyatt Hotel Corporation has more than 800 properties in some 55 countries across six continents. Its subsidiaries own 14 premier brands and enjoys a loyalty membership of more than 18 million. The opening of the Hyatt Centric Hotel in Dublin’s Liberties offers a new destination for Hyatt’s loyalty members worldwide.

'In the 21st century, the story of Democracy will be who gets the upper hand between Democracy and Facebook'

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Among the speakers at Galway International Arts Festival’s autumn session of First Thought Talks in NUIG on Saturday October 3, is David Runciman, Professor of Politics at Cambridge University, who has written seven acclaimed books on politics and democracy.

Food Fleadh Ballina brings a Taste the Island Experience to Mayo

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With a four day holiday programme planned for the end of September, visitors this autumn can enjoy a weekend long family-friendly food festival in Ballina and North Mayo, showcasing the best of Mayo food and drink, to coincide with Failte Ireland's recently launched Taste the Island Experience, a celebration of Ireland’s food and drink culture.

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.


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