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Tuesday, 23 October 2018 - Tuesday, 23 October 2018

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All are welcome to Mindfulness for Beginners which is free of charge and open to staff, students and members of the public.

Drop in for one session or attend lots of classes and receive a Certificate of Attendance in December!

The mindfulness teacher is Martina Coyne, a qualified nurse, mid-wife and Montessori Teacher who has been working with mindfulness-based therapy since she began to study in-depth meditation and body-centred therapies in New Mexico in 1994.

She is a qualified mindfulness teacher and ‘mindfulness in schools’ facilitator. Throughout her career she has been working in the area of health and well-being in many different settings ranging from homelessness and addiction to cancer care and student services as well as in private practice where preventative therapy, health promotion, education and self-care have been a common thread.

She is a member of the Mindfulness Association in Scotland and in her current MSc. in Mindfulness studies at the University of Aberdeen, she is developing a modified mindfulness-based intervention for people with anxiety.

Event Time
AC201 on the concourse
Mindful Way @ NUI Galway



Find out more about this exhibition at:

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Hardiman Building foyer
'Belmont House' by Aideen Monaghan: this exhibition of drawings & sketchbooks marks the culmination of Aideen's residency at the former Anatomy building, Belmont House, from May 2016 - August 2017.  With special thanks to Prof. Peter Dockery and all at Anatomy and the support of the university's Arts office.  October 15-26 (weekdays only) | 2.00pm - 6.00pm.  Free entry - all welcome.  Ramp and chair lift available.

Artist's statement: "I began my residency in the Anatomy Department on the 30th of May 2016.  I started by documenting various artifacts in the building through drawing.  These included beeswax models of the embryo and papier-mâché models of internal organs, which originated from the Auzouz factory in France.  I was also interested in the tension between the functional and historical elements of the building.  The lecture room predates the founding of the university.  It once formed part of a residence, Belmont house, which was owned by the Whalley family.  The front section of the house was demolished during the 1930s and was replaced by a flat roof building.  Renovations and adjustments have transformed the interior of the building since then.  However, cut stone passageways, which are now blocked up and redundant fireplaces are reminders of the past activities of the space.

I received generous assistance from Professor Peter Dockery and the staff of the Anatomy department.  I was also allowed access to the dissection room, histology slides and the process of their production.
The concept of making something invisible, visible, resonated with me, as the Anatomy department is a place that many generations have passed through and left their mark upon.  My work attempts to dissect the history of Belmont house and reveal the layers of human activity witnessed there".
Event Time
Art Gallery / An Dánlann, The Quadrangle
Arts Office

A series of Sean-nós Singing workshops with Tomás Ó Neachtain, the 2018 Sean-Nós Singer-in-Residence at NUI Galway will begin on Tuesday 9th October.  This series of workshops will take place for five weeks, is free of charge and open to all.

Further information available from Samantha Williams at 091-492051 or

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Seminar Room, Centre for Irish Studies, Distillery Road
Centre for Irish Studies