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Barry's Tea send a delivery of teabags to Galway students in the wake of the Berkeley tragedy

Sat, Jul 04, 2015

It is an undoubtably Irish thing to do to drink tea in times of crisis. That hot liquid is somehow immediately comforting and soothing. A number of Galway J1 students in Berkeley had used up their summer supply of tea, in the wake of the recent tragedy, when infamous Irish company Barry's generously came to their rescue.

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From now until Christmas, I'm Mother Hen to 1,000 birds

Fri, Jul 03, 2015

The food scene in Galway has never been in a better place. There are so many talented artisan producers and retailers offering the most amazing produce and one need only visit the plethora of farmers' markets around the county to witness this. One such business is The Friendly Farmer poultry which produces the most succulent chicken, turkey, and duck directly to your dinner table courtesy of Ronan Byrne's farm in Athenry.

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Galwayman jailed for additional three years for sexually abusing three pupils

Thu, Jul 02, 2015

A former teacher and convicted sex offender has been jailed for a further three years for sexually abusing three pupils. Seosamh O'Ceallaigh (63), also know as Joseph Kelly, of Beal An Daingin, Carraroe, continues to deny abusing the children at Scoil Colm in Coolock, Dublin, and rejects the guilty verdicts of the jury.

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Minister to be canvassed onsite for funding for new Galway Hospice at Merlin Park

Thu, Jul 02, 2015

Health Minister Leo Varadkar is to be canvassed on site next week for a commitment to provide funding for the promised new state of the art Galway Hospice facility at Merlin Park.

There has been a widespread welcome for the announcement that a new hospice facility is to be developed on the grounds of Merlin Park. Galway Hospice Foundation has reached an agreement with the HSE to purchase 14 acres of land adjoining the main Galway Dublin road where the 26-bedroom unit will be located.

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United fans show support for Galway2020 Capital of Culture bid

Thu, Jul 02, 2015

The Galway 2020 team were out in force in Eamonn Deacy Park to support Galway United against Shamrock Rovers last Friday evening. The crowd were treated to an entertaining game of football with a great atmosphere throughout the game with the return of mascot Terry the Tiger rousing the home support.

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Advertiser editorial named as winner in international newspaper editorial contest

Thu, Jul 02, 2015

Declan Varley, group editor, Galway Advertiser. 

Pic: Mike Shaughnessy.

An editorial from the Galway Advertiser has been named as a winner in a global contest to honour the best editorial writing in weekly newspapers. The Golden Quill and Golden Dozen award winners were announced by the International Society of Weekly Newspaper Editors at a banquet in the University of Missouri on Sunday. 

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No Country for Old Men

Thu, Jul 02, 2015

In theory, home is where we all should feel the safest. It should be a refuge for all of us lucky to have a place to call home. It is the place where you can truly be yourself, far away from the pretence of modern life where, as characters in the great play of life, you learn your lines and your role before you walk out each day to act out your part.

I am often reminded of the image of Padraig Nally, in the months and years before the incident that changed his life, sitting there in the dark of night, listening to the wind coming through the trees that line the road to his house, cocking an ear for any deviation from the norm, his heartbeat quickening at any detection of disturbance in the lonely darkness. His ease returning only when eventually, the dawn arrived to throw a sheath of brightness over the land.

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John Banville to open Lady Gregory/Yeats Autumn Gathering

Thu, Jul 02, 2015

At the launch of the Lady Gregory of Coole Park Autumn Gathering 20 15 were ( l-r) Sr Mary deLourdes Fahy, Marion Cox, Ronnie O’Gorman, Rena McAllen and Joe Hassett. 
Photo:-Mike Shaughnessy

Described as “one of the most imaginative literary novelists writing in the English language today,” John Banville will open The Lady Gregory - Yeats Autumn Gathering in September.

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Conference in NUI Galway to discuss future of European journalism

Thu, Jul 02, 2015

Delegates from across the EU are in Galway this week to discuss the future of journalism in Europe at a two-day event in NUI Galway’s Insight Centre for Data Analytics.

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Councillors unhappy about the online publication of farmers’ CAP payments

Thu, Jul 02, 2015

A number of county councillors have expressed unhappiness about a new policy whereby the details of farmers’ grants from Europe are being published online. This follows new EU regulations, which required details of all payments made to Common Agriculture Policy beneficiaries in 2014 to be published by member states. Some €1.8 billion was paid to 130,000 farmers and rural enterprises nationwide under CAP schemes last year.

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Mayo native and NUI Galway doctorate holder named new Chief of Staff

Thu, Jul 02, 2015

Read Admiral Mark Mellett

A Mayoman who completed a PhD in Political Science in NUI Galway six years ago was this week named as the new Chief of Staff of the Irish Defence Forces.

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Use the old N6 as the Greenway, Healy Eames tells Minister

Thu, Jul 02, 2015

Independent Senator Fidelma Healy Eames has asked Minister Paschal O’Donohoe to consider using the old N6 for the Greenway cycleway from Ballinasloe to Galway.

Sen Healy Eames, who is running as an Independent candidate in the next General Election said that she made the suggestion to the Minister yesterday after he met with farmers in Loughrea on Tuesday night.

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McCambridge’s of Galway commemorates 90 years of quality food, wine and retail

Thu, Jul 02, 2015

Four generations and ninety years of high quality retail of quality food, wine and retail at McCambridge’s Savour the in store celebrations Friday July 3 and Saturday 4. Una McCambridge (granddaughter),  Cormac Heskin (grandson),  Natalie McCambridge,  director, Eoin Mc Cambridge managing director and Pat McCambridge retired director,  whose father George founded McCambridge’s in 1925.   Photo: Boyd Challenger

Over four generations and 90 years of high quality retail of artisan food and wine, the renowned Galway business family, Mc ambridge’s has grown from a 1925 high class grocery, provision, wine and spirit establishment to an awardwinning family owned deli, fine foods shop and restaurant in 2015.

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Galway must cope better with major sporting events, says Connolly after Connacht decider is given to Roscommon

Thu, Jul 02, 2015

Galway missed out on another packed house at Salthill.

The decision to fix this year’s Connacht minor and senior Football finals for Hyde Park in Roscommon rather than Pearse Stadium has been described as disappointing yet inevitable by Fianna Fáil General Election candidate John Connolly.

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Walks and readings at Coole this month

Thu, Jul 02, 2015

There will be a variety of free events in Coole throughout July. 

Following the very well attended Yeats’ birthday celebrations, there will be a couple of guided walks on the theme of Yeats at Coole, on Sundays July 5 and 19. Go along for a stroll through the magical landscape that inspired Yeats to write some of his best loved poetry. The walk will be punctuated by short excerpts of his poems relating to Coole, where he spent 20 summers.

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The Irish language has not yet been saved — We need to ‘banc’ up a reserve of competence

Thu, Jul 02, 2015

Desmond Fennell

Most Irish people, although they don’t want to speak Irish, want the language, our nation’s most precious creation, to survive as a living language among the languages of Europe. Many believe that this survival is now assured.

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Kinvara Midsummer Bash

Thu, Jul 02, 2015

KINVARA WILL host the town’s inaugural Midsummer Bash, a day of music and entertainment at Kinvara Community Centre on Saturday July 11 with Tony Trundle & Band and What The Funk.

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Corrib Community Music Scheme to make short film on its work

Thu, Jul 02, 2015

CORRIB COMMUNITY Music Scheme, Headford, has been selected by the Galway Film Centre, in partnership with Galway County Council and Galway City Council, as one of two community groups to make a short film about their activities.

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Coffee morning in Brasserie on the Corner for Jigsaw

Thu, Jul 02, 2015

General manager of Brasserie on the Corner, Eimear Killian, is a member of the Inspire Fitness team which is taking part in the Womens Adventure Race in Killary in July to raise funds for local youth mental health charity Jigsaw Galway. She is hosting a very special fundraising coffee morning on Friday July 3 from 9.30am - 11.30am in Brasserie on the Corner and all aree welcome. Pictured at the launch are Justin McDermott, Jigsaw Galway, Fran Trencsenyiova, Inspire Fitness, Eimear Killian, Brasserie on the Corner, Jessica Cooke, Inspire Fitness. Photo: Boyd Challenger

Brasserie on the Corner, Eglinton Steet will be holding a fundraising coffee morning in aid of Jigsaw Galway tomorrow Friday,July 3 from 10am - 12 noon. All are welcome so mark your diary.

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Mega first birthday celebrations planned for An Pucan

Thu, Jul 02, 2015

The first birthday plans for An Pucan for Friday July 10 are in full swing and like all An Pucan gigs its going to be a night to remember. To add to the celebrations An Pucan will reveal their collaboration with Galway Hooker beer as their latest craft beer will be unveiled.

An Pucan want you to be there on the night of Friday July 10 to join in and celebrate. Tickets are free and are being snapped up via the An Pucan Facebook page www.facebook.com/anpucan . 

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