Posts Tagged ‘Galway’

NUI Galway Research on Antibiotic Resistance

Research by NUI Galway and Oxford University has led to a breakthrough in how antibiotics are prescribed. The initiative to improve the prescribing of antibiotics for urinary tract infections resulted in better-quality prescribing of first-line antibiotics, according to the new research published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. The study, “Supporting the Improvement and Management ofRead more..

Apple Planting Data Center in Fields of Athenry

Apple is investing €850 billion to construct a new data center in Athenry, Co. Galway, creating about 300 new jobs during its various phases of construction and leading to about 100 permanent positions once the center is completed in 2017. The data center will provide power and information that helps Apple maintain its various onlineRead more..

Abbey Theatre Archives Go Digital

Dublin’s renowned Abbey Theatre and the National University of Ireland Galway announced an unprecedented digital archive partnership on October 22. The collaboration, which is the largest digital theater project ever undertaken, will entail the digitization of the  1.8 million items in the Abbey’s archives. The range of artifacts includes posters, programs and photographs, lighting plans,Read more..

Galway University Dinner a Smashing Success

On Thursday, November 1, the National University of Ireland, Galway hosted its 6th annual Gala Dinner at the Metropolitan Club in New York City.  This year’s event honored two graduates: Michael P. Higgins, Galway graduate, 1982 and managing director of Real Estate Finance, CIBC World Markets, and Academy Award-winning actress and honorary Galway graduate AnjelicaRead more..

Lelia’s Picture Palace

Lelia Doolan, once described by Archbishop John Charles McQuaid as “mad, bad, and dangerous,” has left an indelible mark on Ireland’s arts and culture. She is now struggling to build in Galway a cinema complex for the people of the west of Ireland. The actress Fionnula Flanagan was searching for words to describe Lelia Doolan.Read more..

Galway Toasts Anjelica

Anjelica Huston has an enduring connection to Ireland. She spent much of her childhood on her father John Huston’s estate in Galway, St. Clerans, and starred in his last film, an adaptation of James Joyce’s short story The Dead. On November 1, NUI Galway, home to the Huston School of Film and Digital Media, willRead more..

The Charms of the West

Patricia Danaher explores the high season of Galway City and the delights of the western landscape. The west of Ireland has a quiet magic at most times of the year, a tranquility that sneaks up on you, making tomorrow the soonest you could possibly consider doing what you were fully intent on doing today. It’sRead more..

Sláinte: Oysters Galore

Edythe Preet explores the history of Ireland’s favorite bivalve, from Mesolithic times to today’s Galways Oyster Festival. Opening an oyster can be a daunting task. Those little critters clamp their shells shut tight as a bank vault and don’t take kindly to being pried open with a sharp blade. Not only that, but wielding anRead more..

Galway Arts Festival

The 31st Galway Arts Festival, which ran from July 14-27, was another huge success for both the city and lovers of the arts.  Though Ireland was soaked with enough rain to dampen the most ardent optimist this summer, for 14 days the city of the Tribesmen was drenched with music, theater and art. One couldn’tRead more..

Arts Flourish in Galway

Tourists and art aficionados crowded the streets of Galway City for the 30th annual Galway Arts Festival during the last two weeks of July. Despite the rainiest summer Ireland has seen in years, the street performers were out in full force. Colorfully dressed mimes posed as statues, the tunes of local musicians echoed through theRead more..