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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.