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The Final Countdown!

ROPES2013 is wrapping at the end of the month, to make way for the 2013/2014 MALP students and ROPES2014!

Please consider purchasing one of the remaining print editions, or try out the first ever e-book edition. All proceeds will go to Jigsaw Galway.

Thanks for all the support this year!

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A Message from Molly

On behalf of the ROPES team, I’d like to wish all our followers a very happy summer! It’s been a tremendously exciting year for us, and we are very pleased to see copies of ROPES flying off the shelves at bookshops in Galway! Your support means so much to us and even more to Jigsaw Galway, to whom all proceeds from the journal are being donated.

This issue of ROPES focuses on the theme of coming of age, and the particularities of coming of age in the twenty-first century, and we are very pleased to announce the launch of the very first digital version of ROPES! The ebook is compatible with any ereader or mobile device and includes all of the highly-acclaimed work presented in the print journal in a convenient format. We are thrilled to be able to offer the journal in ebook form for the first time in its history, and we hope that you will make ROPES part of your summer ebook collection!

The ROPES team is dedicated to donating 100% of proceeds from both formats to Jigsaw Galway, and the journal makes a great gift for the readers in your life. The ebook is available for purchase through this ROPES website, our Facebook page, Amazon, and Smashwords. Print copies are still available in Charlie Byrne’s, Kenny’s Bookshop, Bell, Book, & Candle, the SU Bookshop, and online through this website.

As always, thank you for supporting the authors featured in ROPES and the important work performed by Jigsaw Galway.

Molly McLaughlin
ROPES Project Manager

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ROPES in the Media!

The launch of ROPES 2013 received quite a bit of media attention!

A review at The Ranting Beast: http://therantingbeast.com/book-review-ropes-2013-coming-of-age/

An article in The Galway Independent: http://galwayindependent.com/20130424/educationtraining/literary-launch-S16767.html

And coverage in The Longford Leader: http://www.longfordleader.ie/lifestyle/entertainment/longford-students-at-the-helm-of-prestigious-third-level-publication-1-5032768

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Launched!

Thanks to everyone for coming to last night’s launch. We’ll have photos up soon!

A very special thanks to our sponsors and advertisers, who helped us successfully launch ROPES 2013:

Sponsors:
MA in Drama at NUIG
Gourmet Tart Co.
Sweetie Pie’s
Lidl
Dunnes Stores
Marks & Spencer

Advertisers:
Galway African Film Festival
NUIG University Bookshop
NUIG Acadamh na hOllscolaíochta Gaeilge
PJ Flaherty’s Bar
NUIG French Department
Black Cat Gallery
Print That
Kennys Bookshop and Art Gallery
MA in Literature and Publishing at NUIG
MA in Writing at NUIG
Galway Film Fleadh
McDonagh’s Restaurant
MA in Medieval Studies at NUIG
Charlie Byrne’s Bookshop
Evergreen Health Stores

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Pre-Sales!

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The journals arrived from the printer yesterday, and we are ready to start sharing them with you!

We have added PayPal buttons to our Facebook page as well as this WordPress site. The book will cost €10 plus €3 shipping.

If you order a pre-sale copy of ROPES, please be advised that it will not ship until after our launch party on April 26.

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Jigsaw, Galway

All of the proceeds from ROPES 2013 will be donated to Jigsaw, Galway. Jigsaw provides a free and confidential drop-in support service for young people aged between 15-25. Visit their website at http://www.jigsaw.ie/galway to get a sense of the great work that they do.

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Our Supporters

ROPES 2013 would like to thank the following for your generous support this year: The Galway African Film Festival, the University Bookshop at NUIG, the Irish Department at NUIG, the French Department at NUIG, P. J. O’Flahertys Pub, the Black Cat Gallery, Print That, Kennys Bookshop & Art Gallery, and the MA in Literature and Publishing programme at NUIG. Without your help we would not be in a postion to either publish the journal or raise funds for this year’s charity, Jigsaw. Sincere thanks to all of you!

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