A band from Galway plays a blend of traditional Irish, old-time, and bluegrass music they call Celtgrass. ℘℘℘ The banjo has a long, contested, and even controversial history. Musicologists now generally agree that an early form of the instrument was first brought to America by enslaved people from west Africa. It was possibly an akonting,Read more..
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Eileen Murray is an award-winning leader in the financial services industry and currently serves as co-CEO at Bridgewater Associates, L.P. She has over three decades of Wall Street experience, having held senior leadership roles at Morgan Stanley, Credit Suisse, where she was appointed the first female member of the executive board, and Duff Capital Advisors. Eileen currently servesRead more..
With over 25 years of cross-industry technology experience, James McGlennon was appointed as chief information officer for Liberty Mutual Insurance in 2009. In an era of massive disruption and quickly evolving consumer expectations, James is responsible for transforming Liberty Mutual’s technology capability and building innovation that drives unprecedented possibility for the 107-year-old insurance company inRead more..
The Ballinasloe October Fair is one of the oldest fairs in Ireland. While now predominantly associated with horses, in its heyday it served as a market for the sale of cattle and sheep by the farmers of the west to their counterparts in the east of Ireland. ℘℘℘ An Irish adage advises: Go East for a woman; goRead more..
The Transatlantic Connection That Inspired a Tribal Anthem: An encounter in Galway 20 years ago led Steve Earle to write one of his most beloved songs. Today, the connection between this small Irish city and Americana music remains. ℘℘℘ Walking along the Claddagh Quay, I turned toward the Salthill Promenade as an onshore gust whippedRead more..
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 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..
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..
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 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..