Galway bay fm newsroom – Irish men and women who died in past wars or on service with the United Nations will be honoured at a ceremony in the city tomorrow.
It’s part of the national day of commemoration and ceremonies are also taking place in Dublin, Limerick, Cork, Mayo, Sligo Kilkenny and Waterford.
The public ceremony at NUI Galway will be attended by the Mayor of Galway, the President of NUIG, members of the defence forces, religious leaders, community representatives and next of kin of those who died in service.
It will involve a procession and a multi-faith service of prayer after which the Mayor will lay a wreath on behalf of the people of Ireland.
In the presence of a Guard of honour from the Army, the national flag will be lowered to half-mast, a minute’s silence observed.
The ‘last post’ and ‘reveille’ will be sounded and the flag raised again.
The ceremony takes place tomorrow at 11 am at the Quadrangle at NUI Galway and Mayor of Galway Padraig Conneely is urging the public to come along
LISTEN: Gaillimh le Gaeilge On The Move
Gearóidín Hynes who works with Gaillimh le Gaeilge in Galway City joined Barbara in studio and told our On The Move listeners about their latest online campaign and competition in association with GoBus.ie Take photos around the city of Irish language signage etc & use #NollaigShonaGaillimh
Also, they are compiling a list of businesses in Galway that can provide customers with service through Irish: https://gleg.ie/gaelphobal-chathair-na-gaillimhe-bearla/?lang=en
If you’d like to listen to Gearóidín on the show through Irish, you can listen back here: Cad ‘Déarfá le Gaillimh
If you have or know of anywhere with Irish language products, get in contact. We will cover this soon on the show.
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New exhibition to represent female victims of domestic violence unveiled at ATU
Galway Bay fm newsroom – A new art exhibition, to represent women who have been victims of domestic abuse, was unveiled today at ATU Wellpark Campus.
The piece was commissioned by COPE Galway, and completed by artist Maura Finnegan.
The arts consists of seven women’s faces and below each one is a QR code which will lead people to an online link to the women’s stories.
Rachel Timoney attended today’s event.
The Indian Ambassador praises Galway during city visit
From Galway Bay fm newsroom- The Indian Ambassador has expressed his admiration for Galway during his visit for Asia Business Week.
Ambassador Akhilesh Mishra kicked off the week with a talk at ATU Galway today.
The ambassador complimented what he called a ‘synergy’ between Ireland and India.
He also said it’s important for international engagement across the whole country: