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University of Galway ranked number one in Ireland for sustainability

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University of Galway has been named the number one university in Ireland for sustainable development for the third year in a row.

The face of Galway still needs corrective surgery

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A leading urban planner who gained notoriety last year when he described Galway city as looking “like mouth full of broken teeth” has returned, and his dental diagnosis is not good.

Food on the Edge 2024 to celebrate A Sense of Place

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Food On The Edge will return to Galway this year on October 21 and 22, after three years of events at Airfield Estate in Dublin. The theme of this year's symposium is A Sense of Place.

University’s Access Centre celebrates 25 years

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The Access Centre at University of Galway has marked 25 years of creating opportunities for people to find pathways into higher education.

St. Mary’s College — the early days

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It was about this time of year, May 26, 1910 that the foundation stone of St. Mary’s College was laid. It was not, however the first St Mary’s College. Father John Paul O’Toole, born in Galway in 1804, was one of the last priests ordained during the wardenship. He was based in Paris and Rome but was always conscious of his own difficulty in obtaining a food secondary education in Galway, so he decided to return to Galway in 1843 and open a school here. His main difficulty was finding a premises but happily, he managed to secure “West House”, a detached residence with extensive grounds situated on Helen Street. He bought it from John Lushington Reilly, a great benefactor of the town and neighbourhood, especially during the famine of 1822.

TUS honoured by EU Commission for work to advance gender equality

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Technological University of the Shannon (TUS) has been awarded the title EU Newcomer Gender Equality Champion for 2024 in recognition of its work to advance gender equality in education and research.

Local researchers call on citizen science for ‘Plan Bee’

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World Bee Day on Monday May 20 was marked by researchers at University of Galway posing a quest to the people of Galway, following their calls for the public to support the monitoring of more than 500 wild and native honey bee colonies.

Jackie Ui Chionna’s Queen of Codes shortlisted for esteemed historical biography prize

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Galway historian and author Jackie Ui Chionna has been shortlisted for the esteemed Elizabeth Longford Prize for Historical Biography 2024 award for her book Queen of Codes, on the extraordinary life of Emily Anderson.

TUS raises peace flag in solidarity with refugees in education

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In a powerful display of solidarity with refugees and migrants in education, Technological University of the Shannon (TUS) raised a white peace flag across its campuses in the Midlands and Midwest.


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