Coláiste Iognáid Rowing Club marks eighty years

Thu, Oct 23, 2014

Pictured at the rededication of the Coláiste Iognáid boathouse at the weekend to mark eighty years of the rowing club were (l to r); Colm O'Donnellan, Brendan Healy, Fr Murt Curry SJ, and Sean O'Rourke.

Current and former members of the Coláiste Iognáid Rowing Club spanning several decades got together last weekend to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the club.

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22,000 turn out for successful Baboró

Thu, Oct 23, 2014

Just over 22,500 attended the 18th Baboró International Arts Festival for Children over the course of the nine-day festival which ended last Sunday. True to form, this year’s festival really did have something for everyone with parents, children, toddlers and babies enjoying beautifully imaginative and inspiring shows from as far away as Australia and the USA, as well as a wonderful Irish showcase.

The Spanish Arch was completely reimagined with the spectacular inflatable structure from English company, Architects of Air. The very special 18th birthday festival treat, Amococo, saw 7,000 people of all ages visit the luminarium. The stunning maze of colour brought many people back more than once while one three-year-old declared that he wanted to live there forever! A staggering 1,318 attended on the final day before it was packed up for its return trip to England. There were some treasured moments in Amococo when the choir from St. Nicholas’ Schola Cantorum broke into song, and when newly-weds, Loretta Ní Ghabháin and Ian Kenny, popped in with their bridal party to take some photos before their wedding reception at the Meyrick Hotel.

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Learn about the little things which can boost your mental health

Thu, Oct 23, 2014

The communications officer of a Galway based national youth website will share his mental health experience in a series of films and advertisements aimed at helping others going through difficult times.

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GTI beauty team working towards CIDESCO accreditation

Thu, Oct 23, 2014

The GTI beauty teaching team has announced that it is working towards CIDESCO accreditation which entitles it to offer students the opportunity of sitting the CIDESCO International Examination.

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Free alumni concert at NUIG

Thu, Oct 23, 2014

The NUIG Choral Society is hosting a free alumni concert on Saturdayat 8pm in the Aula Maxima in NUI Galway.

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Two Welsh choirs to raise funds for Galway Hospice

Thu, Oct 23, 2014

Two memorial Concerts by two Welsh choirs will be held in Barna Church on Tuesday next October 28 and in St Nicholas’ Collegiate Church on Wednesday October 29 in aid of Galway Hospice.

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Galway academic chosen as eCar ambassador for four month trial

Thu, Oct 23, 2014

John Breslin.

As part of the this year’s Great Electric Drive, Research leader of the Unit for Social Software at Insight, (formerly DERI) John Breslin has received his BMWi3 electric car to begin his four month ecar trial. He is one of just 32 new ecar ambassadors chosen earlier this year, from 20,000 applicants across Ireland.

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Boost your heart health at Croi fashion show

Thu, Oct 23, 2014

Croí, the local heart and stroke charity, will hold a fashion evening tonight (Thursday) at the Radisson Hotel at 7.30pm.

It will be a major event with Lisa Cannon from Xposé as MC. There will be a drinks reception, industry stands, exhibitors, and great giveaways. Five hundred people are expected to attend.

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Embrace the outdoors with Outback Jacks

Thu, Oct 23, 2014

The team at Outback Jacks

Outback Jacks is a new outdoor store independently and locally owned for people who love outdoor gear and active wear. Outback Jacks provides individuals and families the education, products and shopping experience to enjoy a healthier lifestyle in the Outback. You no longer need to travel to Galway City Centre for outdoor lifestyle brands such as Helly Hansen, Jack Wolfskin, Regatta, Dare2B.

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Ok, you think you’re smart — Mensa comes to Galway this weekend

Thu, Oct 23, 2014

Have you got what it takes to be one of the cleverest people in Ireland – officially?

Mensa, the high IQ society, will be holding a supervised test session in Galway on Saturday, October 25, to give residents chance to find out their IQ score.

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Oughterard school celebrates book festival with new library

Thu, Oct 23, 2014

Pictured opening the new school library in Oughterard are Galway football manager Kevin Walsh and principal Micheal O Domhnaill. Pic: Tom Broderick

Oughterard celebrated National Children’s Book Month with the opening of its new library in Scoil Chuimín agus Caitríona on Monday.

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Leap Card now in Galway – fares up to sixteen per cent cheaper

Thu, Oct 23, 2014

The National Transport Authority’s Leap Card integrated ticketing scheme is now live in Galway City on Bus Éireann services and on City Direct services (from Cappagh to the West and Oranmore and Parkmore to the East of the City).

Customers can choose an adult, student or child Leap Card for better value and more convenient travelling. It is a pay-as-you-go smart card that pays for public transport services. Leap fares are 16 per cent cheaper than the corresponding cash single ticket on Bus Éireann services (routes 401 – 410), and are the same price as cash fares on City Direct services (routes 411 – 413).

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Galway Cathedral Bethany group events

Thu, Oct 23, 2014

The Galway Cathedral Bethany Bereavement Support Group is hosting a series of Monday evening events during November in remembrance of the dead and to help those bereaved.

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Galway needs a second level Educate Together school says Nolan

Thu, Oct 23, 2014

Galway West TD Derek Nolan has supported calls for a second level Educate Together School in Galway.

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Lisheenkyle National School gets funding for environmental museum

Thu, Oct 23, 2014

Lisheenkyle National School have received €4,000 towards their Heritage Museum project following the announcement of the grant funding under the 2014 Local Agenda 21 Environmental Partnership Fund.

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Keaveney calls for suspension of water charges pending full review of Irish Water

Thu, Oct 23, 2014

Dep Colm Keaveney has called for the suspension of water charges until there is a complete review of the workings of Irish Water and how it is to be funded.

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Crowe calling for exception to moratorium as council housing staff at ‘crisis level’

Thu, Oct 23, 2014

The current number of housing staff in the Galway City Council is at “crisis level which is having a serious domino effect on the lives of thousands of people across Galway city”.

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Galway senator calls on Noonan to explain NAMA prices

Thu, Oct 23, 2014

Senator Lorraine Higgins has called on the Minister for Finance to come into the Seanad to debate transparency of prices being achieved for proprety sold by NAMA.

Senator Higgins was reacting to news of the “scandalous profit made on a site sold by NAMA, at 1-6 Sir John Rogerson’s Quay in Dublin’s Docklands which was sold initially by the agency for €7.5m in June 2014 and then resold for €17.75m in August this year”.

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Senator doubts A&E could cope with major emergency crisis

Thu, Oct 23, 2014

A local senator has expressed concern about how University Hospital Galway’s A&E department would cope with any major medical emergency due to the increasing pressure on its services.

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University to play a key role in three of five new research centres announced this week

Thu, Oct 23, 2014

A new world-class medical device research centre is to be established at NUI Galway as part of a €245 million national investment in science and technology announced this week. The funding will see five new Science Foundation Ireland research centres established around the country, with NUI Galway playing a key role in three of these.

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