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Local writer, Mari Maxwell, selected for Words Ireland’s National Mentoring Programme

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Local writer, Mari Maxwell, has been selected by Words Ireland to receive professional literary mentoring over the next eight months from an acclaimed Irish writer.

Get fit for pregnancy and birth with ante and post natal physiotherapy

Do you leak urine with coughing and sneezing, or when you run with your growing bump or after your toddler? Do you sometimes have to rush to the loo, or experience leaks before you get there? Stress and urge urinary incontinence can be treated. Imagine how good it would feel to be dry again. It is possible to have your freedom and happiness back.

Galway launch for postcard campaign in support of US peace activists

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A postcard campaign, to highlight how two former US soldiers, now peace activists, have been forced to remain in Ireland for more than seven months because of strict bail conditions and the confiscation of their passports, is to be launched in Galway.

New Hospice facility opened in Castlebar

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The official opening of the new 14 bed Mayo Roscommon Hospice Facility in Castlebar was carried out by Minister for Health Simon Harris last Friday.

‘Brilliantly bohemian’ — Lonely Planet declares Galway the fourth best city in the world to visit

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Galway’s novel street entertainment has helped the city be named the fourth best city in the world to visit in 2020 by Lonely Planet – coming in ahead of cities like Vancouver and Denver. The accolade comes just two months before controversial busking bye-laws are introduced in the city. The leading travel media company unveiled the accolade on Monday night in the prestigious Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2020 – its collection of the world’s hottest trends, destinations and experiences for the coming year.

TULCA visual arts fest opens next week

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THE FORMER An Post sorting facility off William Street, recently refurbished into an exhibition space for the Galway International Arts Festival, will be the main gallery for the TULCA Festival of Visual Arts in November.

News In Brief

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News in brief from around the county.

A good day’s work done — says retiring Marine Institute chief as Renville voyage ends

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The man who grew the Marine Institute from just one person to now, a staff of more than 200, retired last Saturday after 26 years of service — and when I called out to chat with Dr Peter Heffernan for one last time before he stepped down, I met him at the front door, being helped to load boxes into his car. Twenty six years in one office amasses a lot of material.

Le Boom play the Róisín this weekend

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IN THREE years, Irish electro-pop duo Le Boom have racked up 2.1 million streams for their five single releases so far; played Primavera Sound and Electric Picnic, and put on shows in New York, Reykjavik, and Bilbao.

Minding the heart of our community

Next week, an honour is being bestowed on Galway city — when the country’s top cardiologists will attend the opening of the Irish Cardiac Society’s 70th annual meeting. The event will mark 70 years of the society and its role in bringing together the best minds in the field of cardiac care.

 

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