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Orchestra turns teen energy into creativity

Lifestyle -  Judy Murphy talks to German-born Katharina Baker who has hit right note with 200 young people in South Galway When I started the school, it wasn’t just about lessons and exams. I wanted...

Lifetime of dedication pays off with publication of debut novel

Getting a deal with a major publisher is a dream come true for any upcoming novelist. So, when Alan McMonagle got word in October 2015 that the “main man in Picador had made a...

Neither health nor pleasure in a goblet of the red stuff

Country Living with Francis Farragher For the record, I’ve never been a fan of red wine, and that’s putting it mildly. I’ve sipped it once or twice in my life, and scented it a few...
Caeleen Keogh (3) from Moycullen is enchanted by a Golden Retriever at the MADRA Adoption Day in the Sportshall at GMIT. Photos: Joe O'Shaughnesssy.

Every dog has its day in quest to meet match

Lifestyle - Judy Murphy attended a novel Galway speed-dating event where dogs were paired with their new forever friends There’s a distinct smell of dog as you enter the sports centre at GMIT in Galway...
Boys and girls from Maree National School who received their First Holy Communion in May 1972.

Galway In Days Gone By

1917 Defence of the Realm On Wednesday night and early on Thursday morning, Michael Thornton, M.T., Furbough, and Mr. George Nicolls, B.A., Coroner for West Galway, were arrested at their homes and conveyed to Renmore Depot. Yesterday,...
Peadar King, nearest camera, and Eamonn Day Lavelle, founders of the new Black Gate Cultural Centre: “It’s a building that’s ready for anything,” says Peadar. Photo: Iain McDonald.

Black Gate opens a portal to culture

Lifestyle -  Judy Murphy talks to the men behind an innovative new creative space on the Galway scene We want to do stuff to engage the brain,” says Peadar King, “presentations, discussions, run a place...


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