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St Patrick’s Hall is part of the suite of luxury State Apartments housed on the upper floors on the south side of the castle. Today, these rooms are used for functions of national importance such as presidential inaugurations (see pp80–81). Saint Patrick’s Cathedral has a spectacular choir featuring banners and stalls decorated with the insignia of the Knights of St Patrick. The cathedral also holds one of the world’s finest organs of the late Romantic period, as well as memorials to Dean Jonathan Swift and prominent Anglo-Irish families (see pp86–7).
Mid-Aug, see pp215 & 218). Various types of traditional Galway Race Week, Co Galway (early Aug). World sailing craft take part in this renowned horse racing. “gathering of the boats”. 54 INTRODUCING IRELAND Average Monthly Rainfall Inches MM 100 4 80 3 60 2 40 1 20 0 0 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Galway Oyster Festival (September) Autumn Oysters and opera are the two big events in autumn. There are also festivals devoted to jazz, film and music. The October bank holiday weekend is celebrated with music in many towns.
There have been social changes too and divorce has become legalized. Meanwhile, Northern Ireland has lived through more than 25 years of unrest. But recent peace agreements have brought new hope, especially since the inauguration in 1998 of the Northern Ireland Assembly. The power-sharing Sinn Féin and DUP government is addressing the final stumbling blocks of policing and justice. 1972 Bloody Sunday – British soldiers shoot dead 13 demonstrators in Derry. Northern Ireland Parliament is suspended and direct rule from Westminster imposed 1976 Organizers of the Ulster Peace Movement, Mairead Corrigan and Betty Williams, are awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo 1956 IRA launches a terrorism campaign along the border with Northern Ireland which lasts until 1962 1949 New government under John A Costello.
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