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Canney welcomes start of work on new Tuam Fire Station

Deputy Sean Canney has welcomed progress on Tuam Fire Station. The contract was signed with Carey Contractors, Galway and work has begun on site.

‘The site is located on the N17 and the €1.5 million investment will provide a new modern facility for the emergency fire services serving Tuam and north Galway. The project is expected to be completed in nine months. This is a very positive development for Tuam and north Galway.’

Galway Arts Centre Christmas markets

The Galway Arts Centre will hold a series of indoor markets for three weekends leading up to Christmas, with the first markets taking place this Saturday and Sunday.

In partnership with Flea Style, the market, at No 47 Dominick Street, will offer gift opportunities in textiles, leather work, fine art prints, and jewellery, metal work, wood work, vintage clothing, and music. The Flea Style team have years of collective experience in sourcing exclusive and unique designs not available in retail stores. They will be joined by local artists. The market will also be open on December 9 and 10 and 16 and 17.

Fr Michael Griffin commemoration

The annual commemoration in memory of Fr Michael Griffin takes place this Sunday, with a number of events in the Barna area.

Mass in memory of Fr Griffin will be celebrated in Barna Church at 12 noon, followed by a wreath laying ceremony at the monument in Cloch Scoilte. The monument marks the location where the remains of Fr Griffin were discovered by locals on November 20 1920 following his assassination by British crown forces. The death of Fr Griffin received international condemnation at the time and is recognised as a significant catalyst towards the gaining of Irish Independence. The site of the monument in Cloch Scoilte has been described by local historian and author Cormac O Comhraí as among the most important sites in the history of the Irish War of Independence.

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