Caladh Mór, Inis Meain.

Local News

County Council gets €6 million to settle costs overruns for Aran Islands' harbour developments

Mon, Sep 26, 2016

A total of €6 million has been granted to the Galway County Council to cover the outstanding costs from the development and upgrade of Cill Rónáin Pier on Inis Mór and Caladh Mór on Inis Meain in the Aran Islands.

Donald Trump.

Politics

Trump, Truthiness, and 'race-baiting populism'

Thu, Sep 22, 2016

There is a certain temptation these days to treat the US presidential election as some form of over-the-top reality TV show. Bring out the popcorn, bring out a buzzword bingo card, and sit back. There is certainly something of the fantastic in the air: "He couldn't! Could he?"

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Liam Cunningham, who did voluntary work the Calais Jungle migrant camp in France. Photo:- Mike Shaughnessy

Shooting The Breeze

A Galwayman's tales from the Calais ‘Jungle Camp'

Thu, Sep 22, 2016

Last weekend, newspapers carried headlines about a 14-year-old Afghan boy, Raheemullah Oryakhel. He was killed in a hit and run after being tossed from a lorry in Calais which he had been trying to board in an attempt to get to Britain. The boy had family in the UK, and was entitled to move there, but he had despaired of the endless bureaucratic delays with his application, delays which, he felt, seemed deliberate.

Old Galway

Mutton Island, Inis Caorach

Thu, Sep 22, 2016

In the year 1132, the King of Munster besieged Dún Bun na Gaillimhe (the fortification at the mouth of Galway) on Mutton Island and and destroyed the castle. There is a reference in the year 1190 to Lismacuan, ‘The Fort on the Mouth of the Harbour’. In 1641 an order was made that the lands of Mutton Island were to be made use of as commonage for the inhabitants of Galway.

The PS Connaught under way, showing her modern hull lines, with straight-stemmed bow, and relatively small funnels (Photo from Tim Collin’s book).

Galway Diary

Did Capt John Wilson ever receive his well earned plate?

Thu, Sep 22, 2016

There can be no greater horror for passengers and crew than facing death on a burning ship in a heavy sea, that was sinking by its bow. Which death would you choose? Stay on board and be burnt? Or chance your luck in the waves?

Arrabawn Co-op suppliers’ drive for greater efficiencies and profits have been boosted with the launch of a new ‘Milk for Profit’ programme in conjunction with Teagasc. Sean Monahan, Chairman, Arrabawn Co-op, Director of Teagasc, Prof Gerry Boyle, Aine O’Connell, Arrabawn Co-op,  John Dowd, Kilconly, Tuam, Charlie Whiriskey, Kiltullagh, Athenry, Conor Ryan, CEO Arrabawn Co-Op and Pat Clarke, Teagasc, Athenry at the launch of a new ‘Milk for Profit’ programme in conjunction with Teagasc.

National News

Two Galway monitor farms’ in Arrabawn network targeting greater profitability

Fri, Sep 09, 2016

Arrabawn Co-op suppliers’ drive for greater efficiencies and profits have been boosted with the launch of a new ‘Milk for Profit’ programme in conjunction with Teagasc.

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