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The importance of making a will

On Thursday February 22 and Thursday March 8, free legal advisory evenings on the importance of making a Will and the practical steps to take in order to make a valid Will, will be delivered by Cormac McCarthy Solicitor B.A., L.L.B., MBS, Dip. Prop. Tax and John Mitchell Solicitor L.L.B. The advisory evenings will take place from 7.30 pm to 8.30 pm in The Connacht Hotel on the Dublin Road and The Westwood Hotel in Newcastle respectively.

While making a Will can seem like a daunting task for many, it is important to leave one’s affairs in order. The free advisory evenings will outline how making a Will gives a testator (the person making the Will ) peace of mind knowing that their assets will be distributed in accordance with their wishes.

The advisory evenings are being organised in association with Galway Hospice Foundation. The current major developments at the hospice and future planning have been hugely aided by legacies from members of the public. While attendees will be encouraged to consider including Galway Hospice and/or other charities of their choice in their Will, there will be no obligation on anyone attending to commit to anything.

Uileann pipe lecture un Oranmore

Oranmore Heritage 2017/2018 Winter Lecture Series will continue later this month with a lecture entitled ‘ Sound of Ireland- Uilleann Pipes’

The talk will be delivered by Tommy Keane, a piper from Treanlaur, Oranmore and will take place in Oranmore Library on Wednesday, February 28 at 7.30pm. Admission is free and all are welcome. For more information contact: (086 ) 400 3224

Wedding ring found

A wedding ring was found at the Sports Ground on College Road on Friday evening.

If you are the owner of this wedding ring, contact Garda Alan Regan of Community Policing at 091 538079 for more information.

Burglary in Rahoon

Gardai are appealing for information following a burglary at a house in Claremont Park last week.

The house was broken into in the middle of the day on Tuesday February 6. Entry was gained at the rear of the home and a substantial amount of cash was taken. Anyone in the Rahoon area who saw unusual activity on the day is asked to contact Salthill Garda Station 091 514720. Gardai are also advising people not to keep large sums of cash in their homes.

Burglary in Kinvara

A shop in Kinvara was broken into last week. The burglary in the town occurred overnight on the night of Wednesday February 7.

Anyone who was in Kinvara and noticed anything which might be relevant to the investigation is asked to contact Gort Garda Station at 091 636400.

Burglary in Doughiska

A house in Fearran Ri, Doughiska, was burgled on the night of Wednesday February 7.

The culprit(s ) entered the house through an unlocked front door. A number of items were stolen, including a Simtiq drawing tablet, a black Guess lady’s handbag, a silver Nokia C7 mobile phone, passports, drivers’ licences, and cash. Anyone with information should contact the crime unit at Galway Garda Station 091 538000.

Burglary in Killimor

A restaurant in Killimor was broken into on the night of Friday February 9.

A power washer, cases of wine, and cash were stolen from the premises. Anyone who noticed unusual activity in the area, or has information relevant to the investigation, is asked to contact gardai in Portumna at 090 9742060.

Man assaulted in the city centre

Gardai are appealing for witnesses to a serious assault which occurred in the city centre on Saturday evening.

A man was injured in an altercation between a large group of men, which occurred on Saturday at around 5.15pm at Ceannt Bus Station.

Anyone who witnessed this incident is asked to contact Galway Garda Station at 091 538000.

Attempted robbery in Athenry

Gardai are appealing for witnesses following an incident in Gort na Ri in Athenry at the weekend. An elderly man was walking home through the estate when a youth approached him and demanded his wallet.

The suspect is described as having a local accent, and he had his face covered by scarf. Any witnesses, or anyone with information, should contact Athenry Garda Statino at 091 844016.

Hit and run on the M18

Gardai are investigating a collision between a truck and a car which occurred on the northbound lane of the M18 between Crusheen and Gort last week.

The incident happened at 11.20pm last Friday, February 9. The accident involved a white truck and a silver Ford Focus, and the truck failed to stop just before the Gort exit and continued driving northbound.

Occupants of a small light coloured car may have witnessed the collision. This car was was travelling behind both vehicles and pulled into the hard shoulder after the collision for a few minutes.

Gardai in Gort are seeking the assistance of the driver of the truck and occupants of the light coloured car in their investigation. Any information to Gort Garda Station at 091 636400.

College Road on Friday evening.

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