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On this Day… 16 May

On this day, 16 May, we celebrate the Feast Day of St. Brendan. By Ian Brophy, Dúchas na Gaillimhe Brendan was born during the Middle Ages in 484 A.D.in Co. Kerry. He was baptised near Read more…

Tuesdays in April – in Galway!

dominicansisters.com To celebrate the 800th anniversary of the arrival of Dominicans in Ireland, the Dominican sisters and friars of Galway have organised a series of talks on various aspects of the Dominican story in the Read more…

Happy #SheelahsDay!

Herstory Following #Herstory‘s successful campaign to make #BrigidsDay Ireland’s new national holiday – the first in honour of a woman, it’s high time we make #SheelahsDay our next goddess holiday “For hundreds of years Ireland Read more…

On this Day! … 15 March

On this day, Isabella Augusta Persse was born. She was born into wealth, her family being the wealthy Persse family, the distillers of Persse’s Galway whiskey. She was the 12th of 16 children. She received Read more…

On This Day….28 February

On this day, or thereabouts, Patrick Conroy was born. ‘ Much folklore surrounds his life and his biographers have encountered difficulty in establishing certain facts about him ‘; this is a quote from the Dictionary Read more…

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