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After sporadic fighting in Galway during the summer of 1922, and the occupation of some buildings in the town, including the old RIC barracks in Eglington Street, and the former Connaught Ranger barracks at Renmore, the anti-Treaty forces withdrew into Connermara, and into the east Galway countryside.
One of Ireland’s great authors, the award-winning Joseph O’Connor, will join Tomás Kenny in conversation at Kennys Bookshop on Thursday, January 19, to celebrate the publication of his new novel, My Father’s House.
The Voices of Connemara is a book to be treasured. Published initially in 2001, and now available as a paperback, it was put together by photographer Raymonde Standún and the late Bill Long (writer and broadcaster).
The origin of Halloween lies in the Celt's Autumn festival which was held on the first day of the 11th month - the month known as November in English, but as Samhain in Irish.
WITH GALWAY set to enjoy all the high energy fun, laughter, and sheer craic of the Galway Comedy Festival, there will be no better way to end the night than at the Festival Club.
In many cases, ancient folklore linked holy wells with a god, a goddess, a mythical creature, or a serpent; they were places of pagan worship which were at odds with Christianity. Ever since medieval times, efforts have been made to stop well-worshipping and to Christianise them. Many townlands have a water source that has been marked out for special devotion, most of them being allied to a particular saint. These are usually sanctuaries within the landscape, threshold sites that enable us to step back from the hullabaloo of daily existence and allow us to access something grander and otherworldly, something infinite and unknown.
The future of the church and its practical application in community life was discussed at length on Sunday morning, as Archbishop of Tuam, Dr Francis Duffy, prepared for his first ascent of Croagh Patrick in his new role.
Declining numbers not a dismal picture, just the reality, says Archbishop ahead of inaugural Reek climb
The future of the church and its practical application in community life was discussed at length on Sunday morning, as Archbishop of Tuam, Dr Francis Duffy prepared for his first ascent of Croagh Patrick in his new role.
The Cross of Cong, one of Ireland’s great ecclesiastical treasures, was reputedly made at Cloncraff monastary, Co Roscommon. Its unsurpassed craftsmanship was inspired by its relic, a splinter of the wood of the cross on which Christ was crucified.