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Security tightened at city mosque as fear grows of further attacks

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Security is to be tightened at the Masjid Maryam mosque on the Old Monivea Road, following an attack on the building which was widely considered to be racist and Islamophobic in motivation.

Solemn Novena to focus on love and family life

The Galway Solemn Novena, which is in its 38th year, will reflect on the Joy of Love and Family Life today when it takes place from this Monday at Galway Cathedral.

Free public lectures on Frankenstein and Once Upon a Time in the West

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Sir Christopher Frayling, rector of Britain's Royal College of Art, will deliver two free public lectures in Galway - one on Mary Shelley's novel Frankenstein, the other on the classic spaghetti western, Once Upon a Time in the West.

‘I’m very privileged to be the rector, full stop, it’s not an issue of gender'

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In November 1990, Ireland elected its first female president in Mary Robinson. That same year - but six months earlier - the Church of Ireland approved the ordination of women as priests and bishops.

Galway faithful prepare for papal visit to Knock

Thousands of people are expected to travel from around Galway to Knock and Dublin this weekend to see Pope Francis, who will visit Mayo's Marian shrine on Sunday.

The poet and his legend returns home

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Kathleen B Curran, who began working for the Galway Harbour Board after she left school, would rise spectacularly through the ranks to become the combined Harbour Master and secretary to the Port Authority (an unheard of position for a woman in Ireland). She was intimately involved in all of the major events which the harbour witnessed during the latter part of the last century. But I am sure she took particular pleasure, as an Irish language enthusiast and a great admirer of the poet WB Yeats, when Galway was picked out to play a role in the great poet’s funeral.

History made for local Church of Ireland community as St Nicholas’ gets its first female rector

St Nicholas’s Collegiate church has seen many changes in the city over the hundreds of years it has stood guard over the street, but is about to experience a new one with the announcement this week that its new rector will be the first female to hold the post.

Substantial residence with mature gardens on Taylor’s Hill

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Sherry FitzGerald welcomes to the market this charming residence set on 0.76 acre of mature gardens located in Galway’s most sought after address, lower Taylor’s Hill, which is for sale by public auction. The auction will take place on November 9 at 3pm in The Ardilaun hotel, Taylor’s Hill. The advised market value is €1,350,000.

'This is Galway’s church, not just our church'

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For the past eight years the rector of Galway’s much-loved St Nicholas’s Collegiate Church has been Reverend Gary Hastings, an amiable Belfastman who is esteemed in Irish traditional music circles as a flute player.

To Hell in a Handbag

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Coming to the Town Hall next Wednesday, September 6, is wickedly funny comedy To Hell in a Handbag, written, and performed by Helen Norton and Jonathan White and exploring two minor characters from The Importance of Being Earnest – Miss Prism and Canon Chasuble. A governess and a country rector; models of Victorian propriety in public, but in private? This is the play behind the play: a tale of blackmail, false identity, and money that offers a subversively funny new take on a theatrical classic.

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