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Artists keep it in the family for hospital show

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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Date Published: 17-Mar-2011

Oil and Water, an exhibition of new paintings by brother and sister, James Horan and Mary Horan is currently on display in the Arts Corridor of University Hospital Galway. The exhibition was formally opened by Dr Robert Coughlan last Friday.

The siblings, who come from Galway, have both exhibited their work extensively and their art is in collections at home and abroad.

James studied architecture at The Dublin Institute of Technology Bolton Street and has practised as an architect since 1974.

Throughout his career he has been producing drawings and paintings of buildings and other subjects. His current work consists mainly of watercolours and pen and ink drawings. James’s art work has been exhibited at the Royal Hibernian Academy Dublin and the Royal Academy London. His work can be found in the collections of the OPW, Courts of Criminal Justice, Dáil Éireann, Dublin Castle, Aer Rianta, Dermot Desmond, Michael Smurfit, Van Morrison, Dublin Institute of Technology.

He is currently the Professor of Architecture at The Dublin School of Architecture, DIT and Adjunct Professor at the North Carolina State University, as well as being Director of the Architectural Practice, Design Strategies, in Dublin. James’s works can be viewed at www.jameshoran.ie.

His sister, Mary who has recently opened her own art gallery in Moycullen, is a full time artist. Her work is very much influenced by the sea and her seascapes are now well recognised. Mary, who is self taught, paints primarily in oils and has also explored and developed a very exciting range of paintings around the themes of people, buildings and the abstract.

Mary has exhibited extensively in many galleries throughout the country, including Gallery Zozimus, Francis St, Dublin, the Russell Gallery, New Quay and the Kenny Gallery, Lahinch, Co Clare. She has also exhibited at special events including the Volvo Ocean Race, the Wexford Opera Festival and the RDS Art Fair.

Mary opened her own gallery, Farmlane Gallery in Moycullen village last year. The gallery is open Wednesday to Saturday from 11am – 5pm. Her work can be viewed at www.farmlanegallery.com and can be found in many private collections around the world including America, Japan, Belgium, France and Australia.

Oil and Water is open to the public until Friday April 8 at University Hospital, Galway.

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Galway ‘Park and Ride’ could become permanent

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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Date Published: 07-May-2013

A park ‘n’ ride scheme from Carnmore into Galway city could become a permanent service if there is public demand.

That’s according to the Chief Executive of Galway Chamber of Commerce, Michael Coyle.

The pilot scheme will begin at 7.20 next Monday morning, May 13th.

Motorists will be able to park cars at the airport carpark in Carnmore and avail of a bus transfer to Forster Street in the city.

Buses will depart every 20 minutes at peak times and every 30 minutes at offpeak times throughout the day, at a cost of 2 euro per journey.

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Tuam awaits UK hay import as overnight rainfall adds to fodder crisis

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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Date Published: 09-May-2013

Tuam is now awaiting a third import of hay from the UK as overnight rainfall has increased pressure on farmers struggling to source fodder.

A total of ten loads are expected at Connacht Gold stores throughout the West with a load expected at the Airglooney outlet this evening or tomorrow.

Farmers throughout the county have been struggling to cope with the animal feed shortage and a below than normal grass growth due to unseasonal weather conditions.

Overnight rainfall in the Galway area has also added to the problem making ground conditions in many areas are quite poor.

Joe Waldron, Agricultual Advisor with Connacht Gold says farmers in short supply can contact the Airglooney outlet on 093 – 24101.

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Transport Minister urges end to Bus Eireann strike action

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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Date Published: 12-May-2013

The Transport Minister is urging drivers at Bus Éireann to engage in talks with management, in an effort to bring their strike action to an end.

There were no Bus Éireann services operating out of Galway today as a result of nationwide strike action by staff affiliated with the national bus and rail union.

Up to 20 Bus Éireann drivers are continuing to picket outside the bus depot at the docks in the city this evening.

Drivers from other unions have decided not to cross the picket line and go into work today – causing the disruption to be even worse.

Bus drivers are protesting against five million euro worth of cuts to their overtime and premium pay – cuts which Bus Eireann says are vital to ensure the future viability of the company.

The majority of services nationwide are disrupted, and the union say strike action will continue until management are willing to go back into negotiations.

However, it’s not expected to affect school services next week.

Galway bay fm news understands that around 70 percent, or over 100 Galway bus Eireann drivers are affiliated with the NBRU.

 

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