60th Clarenbridge Oyster Festival brings The Stunning, oysters and apples

Thu, Aug 28, 2014

Where can you get two days of world renowned fresh oysters, unbelievable live music, competitions galore, delicious food, dancing, fun activities for all the family, a Queen and much more — The Clarenbridge Oyster Festival 2014 of course.

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Seek help if suicidal, urges founder of Tuam crisis centre

Thu, Aug 28, 2014

“Do not be afraid to seek help if you feel suicidal” is the message from the founder of Pieta House, the suicide and self-harm crisis centre in Tuam.

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Clarinbridge gears up for annual market day

Thu, Aug 28, 2014

The picturesque village of Clarinbridge will take its annual step back in time on Saturday September 6 when it holds its hugely popular annual market day. The day, which includes displays of local traditional culture and fare, marks the beginning of the world famous Clarinbridge Oyster Festival.

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Free back-to-school asthma clinics to be held in Galway for parents and teachers

Thu, Aug 28, 2014

Emergency hospital admissions for children with asthma increase significantly in the month of September, and the Asthma Society of Ireland is providing free training and support in Galway on September 16 to help parents and teachers.

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Stories from the Trees: The Lady Gregory Autumn Gathering

Thu, Aug 28, 2014

The highly successful Lady Gregory Autumn Gathering celebrates its 20th birthday in Coole Park, Gort, from Friday to Sunday, September 26 to 28.

Recognising the remarkable influence of Lady Augusta Gregory on the development of Irish theatre and literature, this 20th gathering highlights her unique influence on Irish arts and culture, and will also feature the myths, legends, and folklore of the trees in Coole, including the famous ‘autograph tree’.

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Boston Scientific’s car raffle drives East Galway Cancer Care fundraising past €100,000 target

Thu, Aug 28, 2014

Mary O’Connor, winner of a new Ford Fiesta 1.2 Zetec at Boston Scientific and East Galway Cancer Care’s charity car raffle in which €37,500 was raised for the charity. Also pictured are Conor Dolan, director quality assurance, Boston Scientific Galway, Mary Jordan, East Galway Cancer Care, Ken McCarthy and Anne Connolly, charity committee, Boston Scientific.

Boston Scientific staff exceeded their expectations when they raised an amazing €37,500 for East Galway Cancer Care with their recent charity car raffle, in which the winner, Mary O’Connor, drove home with a new Ford Fiesta 1.2 Zetec.

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World’s most colourful 5km arrives in Gort

Thu, Aug 28, 2014

Run or Dye, the world’s most colourful 5k run, is making a splash in Lough Cutra Castle in Gort on Saturday September 6. It's the fun, friendly event for all the community, where colour is the name of the game. Hundreds have already registered, so if you're up for a bit of colour in your life - log onto www. http://uk.runordye.com/ today. Remember Run or Dye not just for runners, it's for walkers and joggers too, regardless of age, athletic ability, shape or size, everyone is welcome—from parents and children to professionals and students. Just come dressed in white and ready to have fun!

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Galway sites go gold for childhood cancer

Thu, Aug 28, 2014

BY EBHAN LOUGLIN

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Afternoon tea at The Ardilaun

Thu, Aug 28, 2014

Afternoon tea, an exciting new addition to The Ardilaun’s menu offerings, is served in one of the hotel's many elegant lounges, and includes freshly brewed teas and coffees, finger sandwiches, an assortment of sweet treats, and warm scones with clotted cream.

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Galway specialists to address ymposium on Youth and Sport Kicks off Croke Park Classic

Thu, Aug 28, 2014

A symposium on youth development and sport, organised by UNESCO experts including several Galway academics and sportsmen, takes place in Croke Park today.The symposium is organised by three UNESCO Chairs in the field of youth studies from NUI Galway, University of Ulster, and Penn State University. It kicks off the Croke Park Classic Weekend, which will feature an American football clash between Penn State and University of Central Florida.

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RTE’s Brendan Courtney to launch Oscar Wilde Festival

Thu, Aug 28, 2014

The launch of this year’s Oscar Wilde Festival will take place on Friday September 5 in the Harbour Hotel at 6pm, with RTE star and fashion designer, Brendan Courtney.

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Remember nursing homes are ‘homes from home’, says patients’ rights’ advocate

Thu, Aug 28, 2014

A local advocate with the patient support group Patient Focus says it is important to remember that nursing homes are not institutions but “homes from homes” for people.

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Galway Taxis app now takes credit card payments

Thu, Aug 28, 2014

Galway Taxis has improved its mobile app to allow customers to register a debit or credit card for app bookings. This gives the customers the choice when booking a taxi to pay by cash or card.

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Win a trip to Spain and have your tapa creation featured on the Cava Bodega menu

Thu, Aug 28, 2014

Customers at Cava Bodega have the chance to win a trip to Spain by creating a tapa for the restaurant’s menu.

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Brain Tumour Ireland ‘Wellness Days’ go west

Thu, Aug 28, 2014

Brain Tumour Ireland is holding the latest in its series of ‘Wellness Days’ for brain tumour patients in Galway. The free event will take place on Saturday September 13 in the Cancer Care West Support Centre from 10am to 3.15pm.

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Public views sought on future transport investment in Galway

Thu, Aug 28, 2014

Enhancing accessibility, the need for ring roads such as the Galway Outer Bypass, and the future capacity of our transport network are just some of the issues to affect future transport investment decisions.

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Gifted pupil workshops to be expanded to Galway schools

Thu, Aug 28, 2014

A new project undertaken by NUI Galway student teachers could lead to the expansion of enrichment workshops to schools throughout Galway that would serve the needs of gifted pupils as Gaeilge.

It was the principal of Scoil Iognáid, Laoise Breathnach, who came up with the idea to start a project with NUI Galway student teachers providing a series of enrichment workshops, and after teaming up with Sinéad Ní Guidhir from the university’s School of Education the EXPLORE innovative project was born.

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Tax relief in budget should exceed water bills, says Nolan

Thu, Aug 28, 2014

A parade goer takes a selfie with Galway drag artist Kiki St Clair at the start of the 25th Galway Pride Parade on Saturday. Photo:-Mike Shaughnessy

Any tax relief in the forthcoming budget should exceed the amount people will pay in water charges, according to Labour TD for Galway West Derek Nolan.

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NUI Galway SU raises €11,000 for Galway Rape Crisis Centre and ISPCC

Thu, Aug 28, 2014

NUI Galway Students’ Union organised a wide array of charity events over the 2013/14 academic year with more than 500 students taking part in naked calendars, charity skydives, aquathons, fight nights, a Christmas day in November and collection days to raise €11,000 for charity.

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NUI Galway biologist helps find more than 9,000 species documented in marine atlas

Thu, Aug 28, 2014

Information on more than 9,000 species inhabiting the Southern Ocean has been catalogued by scientists, including one from NUI Galway, in a new atlas which was launched in New Zealand on Monday.

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