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Pope Francis appoints Bishop Brendan Kelly as Bishop of Galway

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The Holy Father, Pope Francis, has this morning appointed the Most Reverend Brendan Kelly, Bishop of Achonry, as the new Bishop of Galway, Kilmacduagh and Kilfenora. It is planned that Bishop Brendan’s installation will take place in the Cathedral of Our Lady Assumed into Heaven and Saint Nicholas on 11 February 2018, the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes.

The Best Galway Songs of 2017

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THE PAST 12 months have been among the most fertile, creative, and exciting in Galway music for many years. The wealth of talent both produced by Galway city and county has been witnessed by the numerous albums, singles, and EP Galway acts have released in 2017 - much of it of very high quality.

Ten Ton Slug + Weed Prist = Epic doom metal

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TWO OF Galway's most exhilarating metal bands and purveyors of some of the heaviest, sludgiest, contemporary stoner rock riffing human ears can bear, launch their latest releases with a gig in the city tonight.

Letter from Ted Hughes to Sylvia Plath’s mother, Aurelia, March 15, 1963

Dear Aurelia, It has not been possible for me to write this letter before now...

Taking the pulse of a people....

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Part II

‘Oh steer my bark to Erin’s Isle...’

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On Friday evening towards the end of the Easter Rising, there was one further horrific incident that convined Padraic Pearse that surrender, and quickly, was the only course open to the rebels.

‘Oh steer my bark to Erin’s Isle...’

On Friday evening towards the end of the Easter Rising, there was one further horrific incident that convined Padraic Pearse that surrender, and quickly, was the only course open to the rebels.

The Galway City Challenge Hurling Cup 1920

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As nationalist sentiment was rising in the early years of the last century, a new generation of GAA officials emerged who were zealous in their belief in the transformative power of the GAA and they saw themselves as engaged in a project of national liberation. Some GAA tournaments were staged as part of a pro-Boer campaign. Police reports noted: “The ambition it seems to get hold of the youth of the country and educate them in rebellious and seditious ideas,” a somewhat hysterical interpretation of the GAA ban on foreign games.

Inspirations for a poet

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Week II

Major book published by NUI Galway historian on Vincent de Paul

Who was St. Vincent de Paul? The charitable organisation founded in his name ensures that he remains familiar, but what was the background and history of this French Catholic priest, canonized in the eighteenth century? This year is the 400th anniversary of organisations taking him as patron and source of inspiration.

 

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