Eight week waiting time for child and adolescent mental health services in Galway is twice HSE target

Thu, Aug 16, 2018

New figures reveal that children and adolescents in Galway are waiting up to eight weeks for mental health services - twice the stated HSE target, a situation one local councillor has called "the most worrying parts of the crisis gripping the health service".

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Students’ Union issues accommodation guidelines

Thu, Aug 16, 2018

With the first round of CAO Offers being issued next Monday, thousands of students coming to NUI Galway and the GMIT will be seeking accommodation. The NUI Galway Students’ Union is urging them to be cautious and not rush into signing any lease or contract.

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Galway groups receiving funding boosts

Thu, Aug 16, 2018

Six Galway organisations have been named as winners in the first National Lottery Good Causes Awards.

The awards are to honour the inspiring work of thousands of projects, clubs and individuals with the help of Good Causes funding. Nearly 30 cent of every euro spent on National Lottery games goes back to Good Causes, which has a big impact on communities across the country.

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Galway project among main winners in Social Enterprise Development Fund

Thu, Aug 16, 2018

Galway based social enterprise project, Meals4Health, is one of the eight national winners, chosen from more than 100 applications, of the €1.6 million Social Enterprise Development Fund.

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Galwegians get top marks for our friendliness

Thu, Aug 16, 2018

It is what we always knew, but now it is official - Galway is one of the most friendly cities in the world.

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Tours, talks, and walks as Galway marks Heritage Week

Thu, Aug 16, 2018

Heritage Week in Merlin Woods will offer plenty of opportunities to explore the woodland through its people, music, nature, and history.

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Mixed results for Galway in first survey of our waterways and beaches

Thu, Aug 16, 2018

The first nationwide survey by Irish Business Against Litter of rivers, beaches, and harbours has revealed Salthill to be 'Clean to European Norms', but the River Shannon at Portumna ‘heavily littered’, and Loughrea, Kinvara, and the River Corrib in Galway city, ‘moderately littered’.

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Bringing Croke Park to Eyre Square

Mon, Aug 13, 2018

The GCBA are delighted to be working this year with the Galway City Council & local business owners to bring you the All-Ireland Hurling Minor & Senior Finals LIVE on the Big Screen in Eyre Square on 19th August.

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Ticketless fans to watch hurling final on Eyre Square screen

Thu, Aug 09, 2018

As the hunt for tickets for Sunday week’s All-Ireland hurling final between Galway and Limerick intensified last evening, it was confirmed that thousands of ticketless fans will be able to watch the match on a big screen in Eyre Square.

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Knock Novena preparing the way for Pope Francis

Thu, Aug 09, 2018

This year will be the 41st celebration of the Novena and is such an important year as many prepare the way for the visit of His Holiness Pope Francis to the Shrine as part of the world meeting of families in Dublin.

The theme for this year’s Novena is ‘Faith and Family’ and will draw from the key topics and themes related to family, drawn from Pope Francis’ teachings in The Joy of Love (Amoris Laetitia). Knock Novena offers nine days of reflection and prayer with a chance to reconnect with your faith in a sacred space.

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Strength of local economy illustrated as 1,330 new .ie domains registered in Galway so far this year

Thu, Aug 09, 2018

1,330 new .ie domains were registered in Galway in the first half of 2018 (1 January—30 June), according to the latest Domain Profile Report published today by the IE Domain Registry, the company that manages and maintains Ireland’s official country domain name, .ie.

The figure is a 40 per cent year-on-year increase. Overall new .ie domain registrations in Connacht in H1 2018 numbered 2,364, a 39 per cent year-on-year increase.

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30 hardy souls to run 100 miles in Connemara on Saturday

Thu, Aug 09, 2018

The Connemara 100-mile road race, takes place this Saturday 11th August in the wilds of Connemara. Thirty hardy souls will brave the tough conditions and undulating roads of Connemara to achieve what for those taking part, is a wild ambition and long-term dream to achieve one of the golden chalices of ultra marathon running – completing a 100-mile road race.

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Multi-talented Diaspora Minister to perform with RTE Concert Orchestra

Thu, Aug 09, 2018

Fine Gael Minister for the Diaspora, Ciaran Cannon, is set to perform with the RTE Concert Orchestra tomorrow (Friday) in the National Concert Hall as part of a sold out concert with folk singer Sean Keane.

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Councillor warns that Salthill is becoming ‘a public caravan park’

Thu, Aug 09, 2018

Salthill is being allowed to turn into a public caravan park with camper vans parked indiscriminately at various locations and tents pitched in public parks.

That was the view of Cllr Peter Keane, who has called on the Galway City Council to “step up to the mark” and enforce by-laws prohibiting public camping in the city.

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New water supply for Williamstown following €10 million investment

Thu, Aug 09, 2018

The Williamstown water treatment plant has been decommissioned following a €10 million investment by Irish Water, which has seen the extension of the Lough Mask water supply from Ballyhaunis in Co Mayo to Williamstown in Co Galway and Ballinlough in Co Roscommon.

As a result of this investment the old Williamstown water treatment plant has now been decommissioned and the scheme has been removed from the Environmental Protection Agency’s Remedial Action List in the agency’s quarterly update, published this week. The works included the laying of 23km of pipeline and the construction of a large pumping station at Ballyhaunis delivering water to Williamstown via a new reservoir at Garranlahan.

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2020 team vows to strengthen communications aspect after EU report issues recommendations

Thu, Aug 09, 2018

The team behind Galway 2020 has vowed to strengthen the communications aspect of their project in order to develop engagement with the community.

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Take the chance to bid farewell to the Pres’ Athenry

Thu, Aug 09, 2018

BY DECLAN VARLEY

The ‘Pres’ Athenry as it is fondly referred to, has had thousands of students pass through the doors since the Presentation Sisters commenced Secondary Education in the town in 1947. It is fitting that 2018 is the 300 year (Tercentenary) celebration of the birth of Nano Nagle, the founder of the Presentation Sisters. The Presentation Sisters are to be thanked for their pioneering work in establishing and cultivating a centre of excellence in education that the town of Athenry has benefited from.

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Relics of St Therese of Lisieux to visit Galway Cathedral and Loughrea

Thu, Aug 09, 2018

The relics of St Therese of the Child Jesus and her parents will be in Ireland for the World Meeting of Families 2018. The relics will travel throughout Ireland and will be brought to Galway Cathedral on Thursday 16 August and Loughresa the next day.

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Disregard sat-nav if you’re using Ireland West Airport during Pope’s visit

Thu, Aug 09, 2018

Passengers using Ireland West Airport on the day that Pope Francis flies into Mayo have been advised to disregard sat-nav and follow diversion signs as there will be significant road closures to allow for the pontiff’s visit.

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Tourism Ireland film highlights Galway attractions

Thu, Aug 09, 2018

Tourism Ireland has created a new online film to highlight some of the many wonderful festivals and attractions our international visitors can enjoy in Galway.

Titled “Top Things to do in Galway”, the video gives potential visitors a taste of the city’s fascinating history and amazing attractions. It features places like the Spanish Arch, Salthill and Galway City Museum, as well as the Galway Races, Galway International Oyster and Seafood Festival and Kai Café and Restaurant.

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