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Irish was never more important

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In September 1907 Stephen L Gwynn MP set out for a prolonged cycle-walkabout through Connemara. He was a very well known man in the Galway area, which he had represented for more than 12 years at Westminster as a member of the Irish Parliamentary Party. He was, as well, a literary man and a poet, who took genuine pleasure talking with, and meeting people. With fishing rods and knapsack, he set out on his bicycle on what turned out to be an eventful journey, along Cois Fhairrige to Clifden, through the mountains to Killary and Leenane, across Joyce Country to Lough na Fooey, then on to Ballinrobe and Tourmakeady, and home again along the coast road.*

Jake Arden to read at Over The Edge

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JAKE ARDEN, the son of the writers and activists Margaretta D’Arcy and John Arden, will read at the next Over The Edge: Open Reading on Zoom.

Dónall Mac Amhlaigh, gentleman, writer, exile

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This photograph of some of the staff of the Rockville Hotel was taken in the summer of 1947. They were all well-dressed which would have been normal in hotels in Salthill at the time, porters would have worn swallow-tail coats and waitresses proper uniforms. The Rockville was originally a guest house owned by a Mr Kelleher who was a member of the RIC. It evolved into a small comfortable hotel owned by O’Neills (“Private bathing from the Hotel, Phone Salthill 70”) and later by people named Hynes. As the Rockville it had high standards and was fully licensed.

Two new Galway stars in the poetry sky

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BOTH VINNY Glynn-Steed and Aoife Reilly have an ongoing love affair with language. It is this that drives their poetry rather than any need to deliver a message.

A shot in the arm for a new beginning

I think it was Rahm Emanuel who said once that we should never let a serious crisis go to waste. And I agree with him. In every adversity, there is an opportunity. Lest this should sound exploitative, what he meant was that every crisis is an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before. And so it has panned out this year.

Vaccine arrival gives cause for optimism as we look towards a positive future

This is the last column for 2020. I remember writing early in 2020 what a satisfactory feel there was to the year 2020, a sense that somehow this was a year that would herald untold promise.

Kevin Higgins' online poetry workshops

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KEVIN HIGGINS, the acclaimed Galway based poet, will host three online poetry workshops, starting in January, and facilitated by the Galway Arts Centre.

NUI Galway leads global project to examine impact of Covid-19 on young people’s lives

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A global UNESCO study being coordinated by NUI Galway has been formally launched to identify the impact of Covid-19 on young people around the world.

NUI Galway leads global project to examine impact of Covid-19 on young people’s lives

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A global UNESCO study being coordinated by NUI Galway has been formally launched to identify the impact of Covid-19 on young people around the world.

Fascinating Covid experiences of Galway writers recalled in new book

Galway writers are strongly represented in a new book outlining the experiences of twenty five people during this pandemic year.

 

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