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.


Remembering 1916 talk in Westside Resource Centre

As part of the "Remembering 1916" series, Westside Resource Centre will host Professor Brian Arkins on Wednesday 1st of June at 6:30pm. Professor Arkins will deliver a talk on the political poetry of W. B. Yeats. The event is free and open to all. Contact Westside Resource Centre on 091-528325 or Westside Library on 091-520616 for more information. Looking forward to seeing you there on the day.

Screening of Mise Éire

As part of the continuing commemoration of the events of 1916, Westside Resource Centre will host a special screening of the classic documentary created by George Morrison and featuring the music of Seán Ó Riada. 'Mise Éire' charts the lead-up to and the aftermath of the 1916 Rising.

The period covered in the film (1896-1918) was one of the most momentous in recent Irish history. In 'Mise Éire', history can be seen precisely as it happened before the eyes of newsreel cameramen who were present at critical developments. 

'Mise Éire' will be screened in Westside Resource Centre on Tuesday 19th April. This coincides with the centenary of the events surrounding the aborted landing of German weapons on Bannagh Strand in Co. Kerry. 

Places are limited, so make sure to contact the resource centre on 091-528325 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to reserve your seat.

Westside Newsletter Late Spring 2016

The Late Spring 2016 edition of the Westside Newsletter is out now. Copies are available from Westside Resource Centre, Westside Library and businesses throughout the community. A digital version of the newsletter is available here.

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