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October 1, 2021, has been formally confirmed as the first day of the Technological University of the Shannon: Midlands Midwest.
For me, hurling is the ultimate game, but it is more than just a game, a team contest of speed, skill, style, hand-eye co-ordination, a national passion which is woven into the social fabric of Irish society, a game that is played for pride, not money, and quintessentially Irish. As a lady once said, “When you think of it, apart from the Irish language, there is nothing more Irish in this country than the game of hurling.” The game has always flourished in Galway and this county has made a major contribution to its history.
Balancing being both an international basketball player and an inter-county footballer is not easy, but it is one that 21-year-old Kiltimagh native Dayna Finn is dealing with.
Retail giant Sports Direct is to open its first store in Galway next month when it moves into the former Debenhams department store at Eyre Street.
The late PJ McGrath was laid to rest yesterday in St. Colman’s Cemetery in Claremorris.
Two weeks are now completed in the Westmeath Movathon Lake County Challenge and while the weather did not show any favours to those who were walking, running or cycling in recent times, there was still a steady stream of people participating and making the important donations that will help to finance the preparation of the Westmeath hurling, gaelic football, camogie and ladies gaelic football teams and part fund the upgrading of TEG Cusack Park.
STREETS IN My Mind, the debut album by Galway singer, songwriter, rapper, and producer Chris Haze, has been a long time coming, and for the artist, it represents “the end and a new start”.
A top official at Mayo County Council said this week that he believed those responsible for illegal dumping should not be able to live freely in a civilised society.
For The Insider, engagement with the arts in 2020 often meant watching them from my sitting room with a cup of tea - or a G&T - in front of me, and, sadly, given the continuing uncertainties surrounding the rollout of the nation’s Covid-19 vaccination programme, that situation might remain unchanged for months to come.
GMIT’s annual conferring ceremonies will be held fully online this year with 14 sessions taking place from Tuesday November 24 to Saturday November 28. The ceremonies, which will be streamed on Facebook and YouTube, will see some 1,800 students will receive higher certificate, degree, and postgraduate awards in more than 120 courses in business, engineering, creative arts and media, furniture design and technology, hotel, heritage and tourism studies, nursing, health sciences and social care, and science and computing.