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A snackbox pictured last night, just before it was demolished...obviously.

Local News

Supermac’s makes submission to OHIM in significant EU Trademark case

Fri, Jun 26, 2015

Supermac’s Managing Director Pat McDonagh travelled to Alicante today to personally deliver to the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM) Supermac’s submission in the objection lodged by McDonald’s against the company. The submission follows McDonald’s objection to Supermac’s application to have their company name trademark registered across the EU.

Niall Ó Tuathail.

Politics

Niall Ó Tuathail to run as centre-left Independent in Galway West

Thu, Jun 25, 2015

Niall Ó Tuathail, who this week declared that he will stand as an Independent in Galway West for Election 2016, will host a series of 'town hall' style meetings to build a campaigning movement around his candidacy.

St Vincent.

Shooting The Breeze

When the Saint goes marching in

Thu, Jun 25, 2015

St Vincent, aka Annie Clark, is one of the hottest acts on the rock circuit at the moment with her last album, 2014’s St Vincent, featuring highly in best-of-the-year lists for Pitchfork, New York Times, NME, and Rolling Stone, while The Guardian named it as its album of the year.

GMIT Students' Union president Michael Kerrigan.

Education

New GMIT students’ union executive takes office

Thu, Jun 04, 2015

Kilconly native Michael Kerrigan has been elected students’ union president of Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology. Mr Kerrigan will take up the role following a year as deputy president and the union’s first Deputy President for Education, having also completed a year as vice president for welfare. 

Old Galway

Elegant streetscape

Thu, Jun 04, 2015

There is a lovely vintage quality about this photograph of the most elegant corner in Galway, which was taken about 1950 at almost 6.15 in the afternoon. It shows how the three corner buildings, all of which are slightly rounded, complement each other. It was always known as Moon’s Corner or Dillon’s corner, never McNamara’s corner.

Thoor Ballylee, near Gort, Co Galway,  in winter, where WB Yeats wrote some of his best poetry. It will be officially opened from June 13, the 150th anniversary of the poet’s birth. (Photo, Deirdre Holmes)

Galway Diary

Ballylee - ‘To go elsewhere is to leave beauty behind’

Thu, Jun 04, 2015

In 1960 Mary Hanley forced open the wedged shut door of the cottage at Thoor Ballylee. She walked into the large damp room. For 12 productive and happy summers, the cottage and its adjoining Norman tower had been the home of WB Yeats , his wife George Hyde Lees, and their two children Anne and Michael. Now, however, the floor was covered with manure. For years it had been used as a cow barn. Pulling aside stones that had blocked exits to keep the cattle enclosed, Mary walked into the dining room, with its magnificent enlarged window overlooking the Streamstown river as it races under the four-arched bridge.

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