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“Catholic cathedrals in Ireland are monuments to our imitative instincts and conservative distrust of artistic originality. There are examples of new church architecture but in general, Church authorities remained faithful to the Middle Ages and refused to abandon medieval architecture. It is therefore understandable that in 1949 when the building of Galway Cathedral was commissioned, it should have been conceived in a hybrid Romanesque style. In 1959, the foundation stone was laid and on August 15, 1965, the Cathedral of Our Lady Assumed into Heaven and St Nicholas was dedicated by Cardinal Cushing. In December that year the Vatican Council solemnly ended its revolutionary document The Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy which rendered the shape, style, arrangement, and setting of such buildings obsolete and anachronistic. This building was almost an object lesson in insularity. It is clear from the late Bishop of Galway’s instructions that for him art can be no more than decoration, an illustration of scripture or a clearly formulated theology. Art is never an original source, a spiritual revelation, a doing of theology.”
Cong Moytura Heritage Society is to host an expert talk on one of Ireland’s foremost national treasures - the Cross of Cong - tomorrow (Saturday) at 3pm in the Crossroads Community Centre, Cong.
Skoda tells us that it has achieved record sales in Ireland with 6,310 vehicles delivered to Irish customers in 2014. That’s an increase of 27 per cent on the same period last year with 4,950 vehicle deliveries. The previous record set for Skoda in Ireland was in 2007 with 6,280 vehicles registered.
GALWAY AUDIENCES are in for a treat next week when The Lady Boys of Bangkok come to the Town Hall Theatre with their new show, Red Hot Kisses.
Viking graves and the valuable information they can provide on Norse military expansion in western Europe will be the subject of a talk presented by the Mayo Historical and Archaeological Society on Wednesday next at GMIT Castlebar at 8pm.
GERAGH IN County Cork is the only ancient post glacial alluvial forest in Western Europe and the subject of a new photographic exhibition, entitled Lost.
On January 1 1984, President Patrick Hillery officially launched the Quincentennial, a year long celebration of 500 years of civic independence unique in western Europe. In 1484, a number of Galwegian merchants persuaded King Richard III to grant the city a charter which made the town a mayoral city. In the same year Pope Innocent VIII granted them the power to nominate their own warden and priests.
Since the first RX 400h took to the road in 2005, Lexus has amazingly sold more than 506,000 vehicles equipped with its Lexus Hybrid Drive system.
One of the main employers in the town, Ericsson, has announced the loss of 100 jobs from its Blyry site.
New CSO figures show the largest increase in employment in any sector over the year to June 2012 was in tourism-related jobs, providing further evidence that the Government’s nine per cent VAT cut has had a positive impact on job-creation, Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Leo Varadkar said today.