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‘Ireland won’t lose its sense of community, we will bounce back’

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The biggest loss people are finding during the lockdown is the loss of social, face to face, contact - meeting a friend for coffee, giving someone a hug, going to a gig or to the cinema - but to endure all this, when you are also suffering bereavement, is by any stretch, a double blow and a heavy burden.

Revisiting Graceland with the London African Gospel Choir

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GALWAY GIG-goers are in for a real treat next week when the London African Gospel Choir brings its acclaimed staging of Paul Simon’s classic album Graceland to Leisureland, Salthill.

Soapbox Science returns to the streets this weekend

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NUI Galway’s third annual Soapbox Science Galway is set to return to city streets this weekend when twelve female scientists will take to their soap boxes and talk about their ground breaking research in the areas of science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine. The event will take place from 12pm-3pm at the Spanish Arch, Galway on Saturday, 29 June and is free and open to the public.

'It’s inspired by The Dead and is both like it and not like it'

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2019 IS Druid's year of new writing with all work being world premieres by living writers. As part of the year’s exciting programme, and in association with the Galway International Arts Festival, Druid will next month present, Epiphany, by American writer Brian Watkins.

Were you part of the origins of Galway as a ‘digital’ and ‘global village?’

Former employees of electronic manufacturing operations such as Northern Telecom and Digital Equipment Corporation as well as those who worked or studied in information technology, telecommunications and the computer retail sector in Galway during the 1970s/1980s are requested to attend a gathering at the Insight Centre for Data Analytics of the Data Science Institute, NUI Galway in the Dangan Business Park at 8pm on Tuesday June 11.

Yurty Jokes for the Vodafone Comedy Carnival

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WHILE THE 1930s style Spiegeltent in Eyre Square is the central hub of the Vodafone Comedy Carnival, and a festival institution, it will be joined this year by a newer, smaller, more intimate sibling – The Yurt.

Flu Vaccine Campaign for health care staff launched by Saolta and UNICEF

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Following the success of last year’s flu vaccine campaign for health care staff, Saolta University Health Care Group has once again partnered with UNICEF to launch the 2018/2019 flu vaccine campaign "Get a vaccine, give a vaccine."

More lessons learned…

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The Medical Missionaries of Mary were founded by a remarkable Irish woman Mother Mary Martin in 1937, dedicated to providing health care in underdeveloped regions of the world.* While working at ‘Mile 4’ hospital (St Patrick’s), near Abakaliki, eastern Nigeria, Dr Dom Colbert regularly visited the near-by leprosarium, which, despite the pitiful deformities, he describes as a ‘peaceful, tranquil place’. The lepers there were all long-term patients, ‘many had distorted faces, lacked ears or noses…deformities of the hands or feet with missing fingers or toes.’ Recurrent ulceration and infection of the skin required constant attention, dressing changes, and meticulous hygiene.

Terry Alderton plays the Comedy KARLnival

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PEEK INSIDE the technicolor mind of one of Britain’s finest comic talents, and you will find Terry Alderton desperately doing battle with 'The Voices', two unpredictable and hilarious voices inside the Englishman's head.

The woman who swallowed a fish…

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It is customary that in parts of southern Nigeria when a man goes fishing his wife remains behind him chatting to other wives in similar positions. When the husband catches a fish he swings his rod over his shoulder, his wife unhooks the fish, bites down on its head sufficiently to kill it, and pops it into their basket.

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