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Galway Muslim Community open day

Galway’s Muslim community will host its annual GICC Neighbourhood Week 2018 in the Westside Library, Seamus Quirke Road, with this year’s theme being ‘To know each other’.

The theme is derived from a quote from the Qur’an: “We created you from a single pair of a male and a female, and made you into nations and tribes, that ye may know each other.”

The GICC Neighbourhood Week 2018 will be officially opened at 2pm on Friday May 4 by the Mayor of Galway City, Cllr Pearce Flannery. The event will run until Friday May 11. Events include a football tournament (May 4, 2.30pm ); film screening and first aid course (May 8, 3.30pm ); a cultural night (May 9 ); ‘Learn Arabic in 45 minutes’ event (May 10, 3pm ); and the closing ceremony (2.30pm ).

Salthill Outdoor Adult Exercise Park opens tomorrow

The Salthill Outdoor Adult Exercise Park in Claude Toft Park will be officially opened by the Mayor of the City of Galway, Pearce Flannery, tomorrow (Friday ) morning.

Ubifit’s Eoin O’Donnellan will do a circuit of the machines and give a demonstration of how the exercise stations work at 8am, while the Mayor will offically open the park at 8.30am. The exercise park has been constructed by the Galway City Council’s Parks Department.

Labour city councillor Niall McNelis, who played a leading role in campaigning for the park, said it would be “a great addition to amenities enjoyed by Galwegians”. He added: “The park provides a handy stop off for both walkers and runners on the Prom and is already proving popular. The Village Salthill Business Group are delighted with this new initiative as it promotes a healthier lifestyle. Donations to Croí Heart and Stroke Prevention will be gratefully accepted.”

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