Athenry model attends glittering midsummer party at Hef’s

Thu, Aug 17, 2017

A County Galway model, who moved to the United States five years ago and is a regular guest at Playboy boss Hugh Hefner’s Los Angeles mansion, has had her work visa extended for a further three years.

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Arts organisations set to benefit from major grants

Thu, Aug 17, 2017

Druid Theatre, Macnas, and the Galway Arts Centre are among the leading local arts organisations set to benefit from a Goverment allocation of more than €90,000 under the Government’s Arts and Culture Capital Scheme.

The Galway allocation is Druid Performing Arts CLG (€19,180), Galway Arts Centre (€17,172), Oughterard Courthouse Conservation & Heritage CLG (€14,000), Taibhdhearc na Gallimhe Amharclann Naisiunta (€17,792), Galway Community Circus Company (€10,258), Macnas CLG (€9,799), and Baboró Galway International Children’s Festival (€2,624).

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Pretty in pink — celebrations galore as May Quinn turns 101

Thu, Aug 17, 2017

A Galwaywoman who was born just months after the Easter Rising celebrated her birthday ins type at the Little Flower Nursing Home last week.

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Local woman tells of surviving double tragedy in her autobiography

Thu, Aug 17, 2017

A local woman, whose life was marred by tragedy but who went on to rebuild her life and make a major contribution to her community, has written her life story.

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New hospital for Galway now ‘realistic prospect’ says TD

Thu, Aug 17, 2017

The Saolta University Healthcare Group has requested funding of €1 million to advance plans for the development of a new hospital at Merlin Park in its budgetary submission to the Department of Health.

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Vacant homes must be used to help ease housing crisis, says McNelis

Thu, Aug 17, 2017

The Minister for Housing, Eoghan Murphy, has “finally woken up to the fact there are nearly 200,000 empty homes across the country” and that could be used to ease the pressure of the State’s housing crisis.

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Kiltartan church celebrates its 175th anniversary

Thu, Aug 17, 2017

St Attracta’s Church, Kiltartan was the scene of a joyful outpouring of faith last week as the parish celebrated the 175th anniversary of the opening of the church. The clergy, led by four Mass servers, walked in procession from the old church while the large outdoor bell was rung by Tommy Nolan. The faith journey of the parish was recalled by the chief celebrant, a native of the parish, Canon Martin Downey.

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Let Supermac’s SuperTedí find you All-Ireland tickets

Thu, Aug 17, 2017

Fancy joining an online treasure hunt for some All Ireland Hurling Final tickets?

All you have to do is find SuperTedí, the Supermac’s All Ireland Teddy Bear. Every day this week Supermac’s has posted clues on its social media platforms indicating where SuperTedí can be found.

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Remembering Devon Place from afar

Thu, Aug 17, 2017

SHEILAH MORRIS (now Cangley) was born in Livingstone, Northern Rhodesia (now Zambia) in 1928. Her father, who was born in Galway, had been recruited in London in 1920 to join the Veterinary Department of the Civil Service in Northern Rhodesia. He married a Galway girl, and they both moved to Mazabuka, where he worked at a veterinary research station. Now in her eighties and living in Australia, Sheilah recalls her childhood memories of Galway in the 1930s.

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Galway woman to climb highest mountain in Europe in aid of Irish Guide Dogs

Thu, Aug 17, 2017

The early morning runs, aching limbs and blisters won’t stop for Galway woman Marette Nolan who is determined to climb Mount Elbrus in aid of Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind.

Marette, who works in Galway as a Personal Lines Insurance Associate at Murray and Spelman hopes that the support she receives from her colleagues, friends and family will help her raise an incredible sum of money for the charity.

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Thu, Aug 17, 2017

Get on those Moycullen Historical Society walking trails

This weekend sees the start of National Heritage Week and Moycullen Historical Society launch the 4th in their series of local walking trails. The society invite you to join them this Saturday, August 19 for the inaugural guided walk and talk along the Tullokyne to Killannin Esker - the best example of an esker on the west side of the Corrib.

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Swedish tourist market targeted for Wild Atlantic Way

Thu, Aug 17, 2017

Husband and wife media team, Malin and Reine Hefvelin, freelance writers for Res and TT travel magazines in Sweden, have arrived in Ireland this week via Shannon Airport, on the new SAS flight from Stockholm, to learn more about the Wild Atlantic Way as attempts intensity to highlight the Galway tourism market in Scandinavia

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Franciscan and Poor Clare vocation more relevant than ever, says new guardian at the Abbey

Thu, Aug 17, 2017

There is often debate about the definition of a profession or a vocation. To have a vocation for something is a sentence that is oft abused. In the main, a career or a profession is something that you have in order to support yourself and to contribute in some way to the good of the society. You don’t need to have an innate spiritualism to choose a career or a profession.

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Purple Flag judges are in town this weekend

Thu, Aug 17, 2017

Two years ago Galway was awarded the Purple Flag status —an international accreditation awarded to cities and towns that meet a standard of excellence in managing the evening and night-time economy. Galway is now working to renew the status and will play host this coming weekend to a judging panel from the Association of Town & City Management (ATCM).

Galway City, as one of over 70 towns and cities across Ireland and the UK, is currently seeking full renewal of its prestigious Purple Flag award. The awarding of the Purple Flag demonstrates that Galway is an entertaining, diverse, safe and enjoyable place for a night out.

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NUI Galway launches student accommodation appeal

Thu, Aug 17, 2017

NUI Galway have issued an appeal for student housing for the 2017/18 academic year. They are partnering with Winters Property in an effort to tackle the housing crisis facing thousands this September and are committed to ensuring a positive experience for both the householder and the student.

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Piano that Stevie Wonder played at McIlroy wedding to be auctioned in Cong next week

Thu, Aug 17, 2017

A Baby Grand Piano recently played by superstar musician Stevie Wonder during an appearance at the Rory McIlroy wedding in Ashford Castle is among the items to be offered for sale at an auction in Cong next week.

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Creganna Medical announces $13 million Galway investment

Thu, Aug 17, 2017

Galway received a major commercial boost with the announcement this morning (Thursday) that one of its biggest employers is to make a major financial investment into its manufacturing and technical plant in the city.

Creganna Medical, part of TE Connectivity revealed today that it is to invest a further $13 million in its Galway facilities to enable the continued growth of the company’s medical device business in Ireland.

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Honour Manuela Riedo’s memory by joining Team Manuela for Galway 10k

Thu, Aug 17, 2017

On the tenth anniversary of the death of Manuela Riedo, The Manuela Riedo Foundation Ireland (MRFI) is seeking 1000 participants raising €100 each for Team Manuela to leave a lasting legacy through the ongoing Manuela Programme and ancillary agency funding by joining the team to walk or run the Galway Bay 10k on October 7 this year.

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‘Worst is yet to come’ on homelessness in Galway warns Ó Tuathail

Thu, Aug 17, 2017

Close to 200 adults in Galway are now classed homeless according to the figures released recently by the Department of Housing, a situation that is only going to get worse according to the Social Democrats.

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Kate’s eight — Jes student hits all H1s in perfect Leaving Cert

Thu, Aug 17, 2017

The new marking system may have confused many, but it certainly did not faze one Galway student who discovered yesterday that she had scored eight H1 grades in her Leaving Cert examination.

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