Culture Night 2016 in Westside

Following a series of talks and events commemorating the 1916 Rising, Westside Resource Centre presents 'The Wind That Shakes the Barley'. Directed by Ken Loach and starring Cillian Murphy and Padraic Delaney, this film won the prestigious Palme d'Or at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival.

In the turbulent years after the 1916 Rising, Ireland went through the War of Independence and then the Civil War. The Wind That Shakes the Barley tells the story of two brothers who, having fought together against the British forces, find themselves on different sides during the Civil War.

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Asthma Support for Parents and Carers

A free four-week 'Asthma Support for Parents and Carers' course will start in Westside Resource Centre on Tuesday 27th September 2016. The course is being run by the Asthma Society of Ireland. Full details from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Westside Art Exhibition 2016

The Wetstside Art Exhibition during this year's Westside Arts Festival was bigger and better than ever. Local artists and craftspeople brought some amazing pieces to Westside Resource Centre for display. There are more images here:

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Commemorative Cards launched at Westside Arts Festival

A set of commemorative postcards has just been published by Galway City Council and was launched today at Westside Arts Festival. Dr Jim Higgins, Heritage Officer with Galway City Council, gave a talk on Galway's role in the 1916 Rising and the set of commemorative postcards was launched by James Coyne, Chairman of Westside Arts Festival.

Each of the eight postcards in the set shows one or more images from the period and snippets from minutes taken at the meetings of Galway Urban District Council, as it was known then. There is an explanatory note on the back of each card and the set comes with a booklet containing excerpts from some of the resolutions taken by the Council during the period.


Westside Arts Festival Programme

The Westside Arts Festival 2016 programme of events has been finalised and will be distributed to thousands of homes in the Westside area next week. In addition, the programme will be available from shops and centres around Westside. A digital copy can be downloaded here.


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