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The Inishbofin Summer school is Ireland’s longest running environmental school, which has welcomed a host of scientists, poets, writers, artists to work with teachers and the general public over the last 35 years. The school, which was first established by Leo Hallissey and Clare O‘Toole in 1984, has grown to become a highlight in the island’s yearly calender.
Instead of celebrating a landmark four decades since their establishment, Galway Simon announced this week that it has never been busier as the ongoing housing crisis eats into its resources.
Two remarkable women, overshadowed by two remarkable brothers, were remembered on Sunday at the opening of The Studio, a meeting and workplace for artists and craftspeople, at Thoor Ballylee, in south Galway.
A survivor group has called on Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Katherine Zappone to launch an inquest into the deaths of children at the mass grave of the Tuam Baby and Mother Home.
Events are to be held locally this week to mark the centenary of Armistic Day.
The long-awaited and much-welcomed excavation of the Bon Secours Mother and Baby Home in Tuam will probably not commence before early next summer, in order to allow for legislative backing of the move.
A five minute video portraying the scandal of the Tuam mother and baby home has received hundreds of thousands of views on Facebook.
It is not surprising that any child with imagination, and an interest in the sea, would spend time at the city’s harbour watching the ships come and go, and the men who worked there as they talked and unloaded fish or cargo. As a child Kathleen Curran, once the home chores were done, would run down the back paths from her home on College Road and along Lough Atalia to the docks. ‘There she would stand and gaze in wonder at the ships, boats and trawlers, hookers and gleoteóigs tied up or coming and going about their business.’
More than 200 people from community and voluntary groups from around County Galway were honoured at the Cathaoirleach’s Community Awards Ceremony recently. The awards recognise and celebrate community and voluntary activity in the county. A record number of nominations were received for the nine different categories of awards presented on the night.
More than 200 people from community and voluntary groups from around County Galway were honoured at the Cathaoirleach’s Community Awards Ceremony on Thursday, May 31 in the theatre of the Station House Hotel, Clifden. The awards recognise and celebrate community and voluntary activity in the county. A record number of nominations were received for the nine different categories of awards presented on the night.