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Will the legacy of this weekend’s events span seven centuries?

To be fair, I can’t blame the folks at St Nicholas’ Collegiate Church for the ridiculously busy news weekend that lies ahead of us here in Galway. There is no doubt that when they finished that wonderful church on that February Sunday in 1320 that they had no idea that exactly seven centuries later, they would be blowing out the 700 candles on a massive cake, at the same time as the drums of Galway being named a European capital were beating out just a few fields away.

Galway Film Society - new season

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FRENCH FILM La Belle Époque, starring Daniel Auteuil (Jean de Florette) and Fanny Ardant (Paris, Je T'Aime), will open the new season of screenings from the Galway Film Society at the Pálás Cinema.

The hijacker, the Third Secret of Fatima, and a right Holy Show

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IN THE history of aeroplane hijackings – a common occurrence during the 1970s and early 1980s – few are as bizarre and as eccentric as the hijacking of Aer Lingus Flight 164.

Subtitle - Hit films are not always in English

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FOUR FILMS which have been entered for the Best Foreign Film at the 2020 Oscars will be among the award winning, critically acclaimed, box-office hits from across Europe, North Africa, and Caucasia, which will be screened in Galway this month.

Accolades achieved at annual Buccaneers touch rugby awards

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Dead Centre Brewing was the Athlone location for the annual hosting of the Buccaneers Touch Rugby awards at which six deserving winners were selected to receive their sporting accolades.

Hugo Loonam Motors awarded prestigious dealership accolade

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Hugo Loonam Motors, the main Peugeot car dealer for County Offaly, has achieved the coveted Peugeot ‘Sales Dealer of the Year 2019’ title.

Festive Harmony family concerts at Westport Theatre

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After six sell-out concerts in December 2016, 2017 and 2018, Festive Harmony is back in the Town Hall Theatre Westport on Friday December 13 and Saturday December 14 at 8pm.

COP25 Time to Act

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As I write this, 200 world leaders are gathered in Madrid for COP25, the UN’s annual meeting on climate change. If you haven’t heard of COP (Conference of the Parties) you might have heard of the Kyoto Protocol which came out of COP3 in 1997. Or The Paris Agreement, the result of the 21st meeting, COP21, held in Paris in 2015.

Why we need to promote tolerance in today’s multicultural society

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Today in Ireland there is an undercurrent growing which is tearing away at the moral fibre of Irish society. It is causing division. It is creating an atmosphere of hate, a separation of people into 'us and them', and creating intolerance for minority communities and their cultural traditions.

Give the gift of travel this Christmas with Fahy Travel and Corrib Travel

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It is that time of year again. The Christmas season is fast approaching and with only 40 days left before the big day, the last few weeks are usually spent dashing around shops, making lists (and checking them twice), making a mess wrapping gifts, buying the most ridiculous Christmas jumpers and, most importantly, enjoying some well-deserved time off. Buying the perfect gift can be stressful, to say the least, with phones, gift vouchers, and laptops grazing the top of the list. But what do you buy someone who has everything, or someone who is not interested in the latest gadgets and gizmos? The travel specialists at 2 Bridge Street know just the thing.

 

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