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NUI Galway Registrar says new entry criteria open up the way for Belfast students to head south

A former Belfast student and Ulster University academic who’s now the Registrar and Deputy President of NUI Galway is urging students, parents and career advisers to rethink their attitudes when it comes to studying in the south. Professor Pól Ó Dochartaigh spoke to Daily Belfast during a visit to his former school, St Mary’s Grammar […]

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16 years on, Aisling Bursaries keep giving hope to young people in education

The annual Aisling Bursaries have just been launched, marking their 16th year helping local young people reach higher education. The 2015 bursaries were launched at the Devenish Complex, Finaghy, on Friday, with local business leaders, educators and bursary sponsors gathering to celebrate this year’s programme. The Aisling Bursaries are an education bursaries scheme delivered by […]

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A ray of sunshine peeks through the millennia to light the secrets of Newgrange

It’s a regular occurrence at the mound on the hill: the arrival of busloads of chattering schoolchildren more interested in a day off than the Neolithic monument, which has, for millennia, confounded antiquarians, unnerved locals and sparked debate. Is it a tomb, an astronomical observatory, home of pagan gods, a passage between worlds? For centuries, […]

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West Belfast cast for Hitchcock classic

A new play based on a Hitchcock classic film that is due to open later this month has a cast and crew almost entirely from West Belfast. Dial M for Murder, the stage version of Alfred Hitchcock’s classic tale of suspense, is coming to the Grand Opera House courtesy of West Belfast’s Wireless Theatre Company. […]

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Hit Belfast play set for run at Lyric

Following an acclaimed run of shows overseas, the hit play Man in the Moon is set to return to Belfast and the Lyric Theatre next week. A hilarious one-man show with deeply poignant undertones, Man In The Moon tells the story of Sean Doran, a young dad struggling to deal with everything that life has […]

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New Folktown Market to be filled with the sights, sounds and smells of the real Belfast

THE result of six years hard work will come to fruition tomorrow (Thursday) morning as the ribbon is cut at Belfast’s first Folktown Market. The market is the latest phase in the ongoing drive to regenerate the long-neglected western gateway to the city that comprises Castle Street, King Street and the lanes near the Berry […]

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