The practice of sulkies, which have been described as cruel and dangerous, is to be banned from Ballyloughane Beach after councillors at Monday’s Galway City Council meeting agreed to amend the Draft Non-motorised Passenger Transporter Bye-laws 2013.
A report from director of services Ciarán Hayes revealed that “intermittent complaints are received regarding the practice of bringing horses” to beaches, in particular Ballyloughane Beach in Renmore, and that these complaints include “the risk associated with horses coming into conflict with children and vehicles, washing of horses in the sea, and conflicts arising from the use of sulkies.”
What better way to kick off the summer than with Kilkenny’s fantastic end of season sale, with all fashion and accessories reduced by up to 50 per cent in store and online. With 10 stores nationwide (including newly opened store in Swords Pavilions Shopping Centre, Dublin) and a convenient online store with nationwide delivery, www.kilkennyshop.com, getting your wardrobe summer-ready could not be easier with Kilkenny’s fantastic collection of top Irish and international labels.
ONE OF the big hits of last year’s Galway Arts Festival was Northlight Theatre Company’s production of Bruce Graham’s moving comedy-drama, The Outgoing Tide. Audiences will be delighted therefore to welcome the Chicago ensemble back to this year’s festival with Graham’s latest play, Stella and Lou.
O’Donnellan & Joyce auctioneers has recently brought to the market three city centre gems. These three and four bed townhouses are all located in ideal situations in the heart of Galway city. The properties are all being offered at very realistic prices for under €200,000.
June means a change of pace and a different set of priorities for us in the AA. Traffic is never as bad in the Summer months. Car breakdowns do still happen but they tend to be more scattered through the day and across the country, reflecting travel patterns as many families start to think of summer holidays.