Nov 20 2020
At around midnight on New Year’s Eve last, I stood with friends and family and listened as the bells of St Nicholas rang out across Galway City, their wonderful peals soaring high into the night sky, hanging there and waiting until the ship’s horns in the bay answered their call. It was a fitting moment; the juncture of the civic and maritime, two key attributes of the city over many centuries.
On that night, the bells rang to mark 700 years of St Nicholas standing proud over the city, and now setting off a magically-numbered year that would send the culture of Galway around the world.
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