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Galway City Council opens Book of Condolence for the victims of the recent horrific events in Paris and stands in solidarity against terrorism.

Jan 13, 2015

Cllr. Donal Lyons, Galway City Mayor & Catherine Gagneux, French Consule Honoraire in Galway Sign the Book of Condolence Je Suis Charlie at Galway City Hall

This morning, the Mayor of Galway Cllr. Donal Lyons opened a Book of Condolences at City Hall in the company of Mme. Catherine Gagneux, the Honorary Consul of France for Galway. The Book of Condolences will remain open for the rest of the week in the Foyer of City Hall.

Also from today (Tuesday 13th January) a book of solidarity in the form of a sketching book will be opened in the Galway Arts Centrer (47 Lower Dominick Street, Galway) for people to come and express their sympathy by drawing or writing something towards the recent events that are affecting France. In solidarity with the victims of the Paris massacre, during which seventeen people were killed in three days of violence, a minute's silence in memory of these victims of terrorism was observed at last night's Galway City Council meeting.

This follows a gathering in Galway at the weekend when approximately 200 people attended a silent vigil at the Spanish Arch to remember the victims of the attacks. A large contingent from the city's French population joined locals in holding "Je Suis Charlie" signs, while others held white roses.

French people living in Galway are invited to gather at the Kings Head pub in Galway on Sunday 18th of January from 3-5 p.m. in a show of solidarity.

Information is also available on the French Embassy website: