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Mam Eán - A name that ‘speaks of the world’s wonders’

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That great observer of landscape Tim Robinson reminds us that Connemara is full of saints. Perhaps there isn't a saint in the place today, but they were certainly there in profusion in earlier times. Looking around him from the heights of Errislannan, near Clifden, Tim observes that practically every one of the headlands and islands that he sees has its saint. There is St Roc at Little Killary, St Colmán on Inishboffin, St Ceannanach at Cleggan, St Féichín in Omey and High Island, and all the saints in the tangled archipelagos east of Carna, Bearchan, Breacán, and Enda; and the obscure Mocán or Smocán of Barr an Doire near An Cheathrú Rua, 'and finally the great St Colm Cille who has all the south Connemara coast under his protection...'

Gradam award winners to be announced tonight

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Minister of State at the Department of the Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Dinny McGinley T.D., will tonight announce the winners of Gradam Sheosaimh Uí Ógartaigh 2012

Last chance for Gradam nominations

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Today is the closing date for nominations for Gradam Sheosaimh Uí Ógartaigh, Galway’s bilingual business award, organised in association with the Galway Advertiser and with support from the Galway Chamber.

Gaillimh le Gaeilge to host Gradam information evening

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Gaillimh le Gaeilge will host an information evening on Gradam Sheosaimh Uí Ógartaigh from 6.30pm to 7.30pm, Tuesday January 24, in the Menlo Park Hotel, Terryland. This prestigious award recognises, honours and celebrates all the great bilingual work done in Galway City and is named in honour of Seosamh Ó hÓgartaigh, founding member and company secretary of Gaillimh le Gaeilge.

Several artists showcase at Shankhill Castle

Ceann 2011, is an exhibition being held in the historic setting of Shankill Castle in Paulstown, Co Kilkenny as part of the Kilkenny Arts Festival. The exhibition will take place in the castle and stable yard with a wide range of art on display; including painting, etching, sculpture, writing and documentaries about Irish architecture.

Gradam winners to be revealed tonight

The winner of Gradam Sheosaimh Uí Ógartaigh 2011 will be announced by Minister of State for Gaeltacht Affairs Dinny McGinley at an event in the Glenlo Abbey Hotel at 7pm today (Thursday). Six shortlisted businesses and organisations, representing a variety of sectors in Galway, are vying for the prize.

The place where St Patrick wrestled with a bull...

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That great observer of landscape Tim Robinson reminds us that Connemara is full of saints. Perhaps there isn’t a saint in the place today, but they were certainly there in profusion in earlier times. Looking around him from the heights of Errislannan, near Clifden, Tim observes that practically every one of the headlands and islands that he sees has its saint. There is St Roc at Little Killary, St Colmán on Inishboffin, St Ceannanach at Cleggan, St Féichín in Omey and High Island, and all the saints in the tangled archipelagos east of Carna, Bearchan, Breacán, and Enda; and the obscure Mocán or Smocán of Barr an Doire near An Cheathrú Rua, ‘and finally the great St Colm Cille who has all the south Connemara coast under his protection...’ But no St Patrick. I can only surmise that Connemara has so much beauty, so many stories of its people and places, its own music, magic and legends, that even the sandalled steps, and gentle words of the great Irish saint would have come and gone unnoticed.

Sarah Mullaney is Best in Ireland at Sightsavers Painter Awards

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Sarah Mullaney from St Joseph’s NS, Swinford was named the Best Junior Painter in Ireland at the Sightsavers Ireland Junior Painter of the Year Awards. Six-year-old Sarah’s winning painting, ‘Seeing My Family’, was inspired by the competition theme ‘Seeing This Makes Me Smile’ and was chosen from over 5,000 entries from primary school children around Ireland. Sarah’s painting is now part of an exhibition at Airfield, Dundrum, Co Dublin alongside 14 shortlisted paintings and work from renowned artist Helen Steele until March 16.

Two hundred works to go under the hammer at weekend art auction

Dolan’s Art Auctions will return to the Marriott Hotel, Galway, this Sunday, when more than 200 paintings will go under the hammer at the new earlier start time of 3pm. As always, this is likely to be a very popular and well received event.

Architects - making their mark

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Galway prides itself on being a medieval city. Thanks to some good development during the past 30 years or so, much of our ancient city landscape has been highlighted. Yet compared to Kilkenny, we are only at the tuppence-halfpenny stakes when it comes to physical history. But one new building in particular has done more than anything else to highlight the beginning of commercial Galway, and the growth of the town. I am referring to that deceptively simple projection of a 13th century Norman hall into the public domain at Druid Lane, off Quay Street. Designed by Michael Cadden at the Office of Public Works, using clean-lined modern architecture, the archaeological site is left as it was unearthed, and is presented behind a large glass wall. Uniquely the public is offered total immersion. Not only can we view the site, but there is provision for a public walkway over the site. But more of that in a moment.

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