Mon, Sep 20, 2021
AFTER A tumultuous and challenging 18 months working remotely, Flirt FM, Galway’s alternative, community, radio station, based at NUI Galway, is finally getting to re-open its doors to volunteers.
Thu, Sep 16, 2021
Ireland may geographically be closer to Britain, but politically, with Brexit, and the UK becoming a ‘third country outside the EU, France is now the Republic’s closest neighbour - a relationship the French are keen to develop and deepen.
Thu, Aug 26, 2021
University should be a time of discovery and expanding horizons, a time to broaden your mind and education, and to plan for the future. It is also a social experience, a chance to meet people from all walks of life, and where you will form some of the most enduring friendships of your life.
Wed, Sep 15, 2021
The origins of the centuries-old Saturday market are lost in the mists of time. It was always held in front of St Nicholas’ Collegiate Church, which was the only open space in the old walled town. Two hundred years ago, James Hardiman, in his history, was writing that, “The town is well supplied with vegetables … the green gardeners cultivate a considerable quantity of ground and keep a considerable supply of remarkable fine-flavoured fruit and vegetables.” At the same time, Hely Dutton, in his survey, was writing, “The vegetable market kept near the Main Guard is generally well supplied, and at reasonable rates; all kinds come to the market washed, by which any imperfection is easily detected. The cabbage raised near the sea side on seaweed is particularly delicious; those who have been used to those cultivated on ground highly manured, cannot form any idea of the difference. There are also, in season, peaches, strawberries, gooseberries, apples, pears etc.”
Wed, Sep 15, 2021
Between the years 1845 and 1855 more than 2.1 million people emigrated from Ireland. They streamed into Liverpool, Manchester, Boston and New York. Many were diseased, hungry, dirty, broken spirited, with barely any personal belongings. Some embarked actually naked.