Tuam historian Catherine Corless to be honoured by NUI Galway next month

Thu, Sep 27, 2018

Catherine Corless, the Tuam historian whose selfless work uncovered the abuses at the Mother and Baby Home in the town is to be honoured by NUI Galway next month when she will be conferred with an Honorary Degree at the 2018n Autumn Conferring.

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Greenway decision was ‘soul destroying,’ says councillor

Thu, Sep 27, 2018

A Galway county councillor has described the decision taken by the Galway County Council to reject a proposal to conduct a feasibility study on the potential of a greenway between Athenry and Milltown as “soul destroying”.

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New CEO appointed to Western Development Commission

Thu, Sep 27, 2018

The Western Development Commission announced that Tomás Ó Síocháin has been appointed by the Board of the WDC as Chief Executive Officer. Tomás joins the organisation from NUI Galway, where he was External Engagement Programme Manager, having previously spent more than 14 years as an editor and journalist with RTÉ and TG4.

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Autumn opening times in beautiful Coole Park

Thu, Sep 27, 2018

It has been a busy summer season at Coole Park with a variety of free walks and events throughout the season including ‘Me and Nu’ fancy dress and walks covering flowers, butterflies, history, trees, poetry, folklore, and the magic of Coole.

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Big Tom was a massive Stones fan, reveals Galway author of official biography

Thu, Sep 27, 2018

Thousands of fans thronged to Castleblayney at the weekend to see a bronze statue of Big Tom unveiled by President Michael D. Higgins and the launch of the official biography titled Big Tom – The King of Irish Country by Galway author and broadcaster Tom Gilmore from Bodane, Tuam.

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NUI Galway study discovers novel approach to tackle bowel cancer

Thu, Sep 27, 2018

Scientists from the Regenerative Medicine Institute in the School of Medicine at NUI Galway, in collaboration with Queen’s University Belfast, have found a new function for normal cells, called stromal cells, within tumours that point the way in better understaning and preciction of response to immunotherapy. The study has been published in the internationally renowned journal, Cancer Immunology Research.

Colon cancer is one of the most common cancers affecting both men and women in Ireland. Current treatments can combine radiotherapy, surgery and chemotherapy, but response rates in late stage disease can be disappointing. To date, therapeutic developments to tackle the problem of bowel cancer spreading to other parts of the body have had limited success and new methods are urgently needed to improve survival for patients.

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Clarin College, Athenry celebrates its golden jubilee with weekend of events

Thu, Sep 27, 2018

Clarin College, Athenry (formerly Athenry Vocational School) will celebrate its golden jubilee on October 12 and 13.

The school first opened its doors to pupils in 1968 and for the last 50 years has given an excellent service in education to communities in Athenry and the surrounding parishes. In 2019, when the school community moves to a new 1,000 pupil building, it will undoubtedly continue to build on this proud tradition.

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Hector to host auction for Moycullen school and Crumlin

Thu, Sep 27, 2018

This Saturday (September 29) a Charity Auction to beat all Auctions will take place in the Westwood House Hotel in support of Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin and Scoil Bhaile Nua, Maigh Cuilinn. The event at 7.30 will be hosted by broadcaster Hector Ó hEochagáin who is still recovering from his most recent epic journey across Asia for TG4 ó Siberia go Saigon. Hector will put his unique comedic style to the serious business of raising vital funds for some of our community and countries best loved institutions.

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Community programmes and Men’s Shed funding approved

Thu, Sep 27, 2018

The Galway City Local Community Development Committee has approved grants totalling €139,701 to a wide range of local groups and organisations in the city under the Community Enhancement Programme for 2018 and the Men’s Shed fund.

Thirty projects have been approved for funding: Galway Autism Partnership (€2,800), Helplink Support Services CLG (€6,502), Our Lady’s Boys Club (€6,229), Teach Áthais Community Childcare Centre (€2,500), Mervue Active Retirement Association Bowls club (€1,345), Galway Community Circus (€1,000), Ard Álainn Clean Up Group (€1,930), Renmore Active Retirement Group (€720), Blue Teapot Theatre Company (€3,167), Westside Age Inclusion (€2,000), Whitehall Close Residents Group (€10,804), Ballybane Community Resource Centre (€999), Shantalla Men’s Shed (€7,500), Westside Resource Centre (€5,200), Borthers of Charity Services Galway (€9,495), Youth Work Ireland, Galway (€1,000), Galway Centre for Independent Living (€29,000), Ballybane Men’s Shed (€1,900), Ballybane Sports and Community Development (€750), Galway Hibernians Football Club (€11,548), Galway Simon Community (€14,950), Ballinfoile Castlegar Neighbourhood Centre (€3,977), Horses Connect (€5,000), Ability West (€1,000), Salthill Men’s Shed (€1,449), Croí na Gaillimhe (€2,610), Ballybane Men’s Shed (€869), and Cumann na bhFear Men’s Shed (€1,449).

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Clarin College, Athenry celebrates its Golden Jubilee - 50 years!

Tue, Sep 25, 2018

Clarin College, Athenry (formerly Athenry Vocational School) will celebrate its golden jubilee on October 12th and 13th. The school first opened its doors to pupils in 1968 and, for the last fifty years, has given an excellent service in education to communities in Athenry and the surrounding parishes. In 2019, when the school community moves to a new 1000 pupil building, it will undoubtedly continue to build on this proud tradition.

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Welcome to Galway Culture Night 2018 — Complete Guide to city events

Fri, Sep 21, 2018

Culture Night is Ireland’s national celebration of culture, creativity and the arts. It takes place all over Galway city and county on Friday 21st September and sparkles well into the night. From Bofin to the Bridge of Banagher, from Bearna to Ballybane and beyond, dozens of entrancing, beguiling and enjoyable events are talking place in a truly brilliant programme that showcases the creative communities and landscapes of Galway, European Capital of Culture. The offerings this year – performances, workshops, exhibitions, concerts, classes, talks, walks and much more for all ages in every conceivable area of creativity - look to be the most exciting ever, and everything is free, brought to you with love from Galway! We’d like to offer a big thank you to all the hard-working artists and art groups, community groups, venues and volunteers who have made Culture Night 2018 possible. So go ahead, check out the brilliant programme and try something new!

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Swiss visitor dies as Storm Ali batters Galway

Thu, Sep 20, 2018

A Swiss woman in her fifties lost her life in an incident in Claddaghduff early yesterday morning as Storm Ali bore down on the country. The woman, who is understood to have been visiting the region, was staying in a caravan at Acton’s Beach in Claddaghduff when the structure was blown down a 20ft drop.

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Proposed abortion legislation will 'roll back what the Irish people voted for' warn Galway Pro Choice

Thu, Sep 20, 2018

While the Eight Amendment has now been removed from the Constitution, the current draft legislation to provide for termination of pregnancies in the State, is "not capable of guaranteeing universal access to abortion services", according to Galway Pro Choice.

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Politicians must choose the people or the market on housing crisis says Farrell

Thu, Sep 20, 2018

Fianna Fáil and Independent TDs must decide if they are "on the side of Fine Gael and private developers", or on the side of the homeless, tenants, and "those struggling to find an affordable home".

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More community gardaí on the beat is 'crucial to prevent' crime says Cubbard

Thu, Sep 20, 2018

If the recommendation in a new report, urging gardaí to become more visible within communities, is followed, it will be the "biggest factor in recent years in addressing localised crime".

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Galway Bay Sailing Club member completes solo sail around Ireland

Thu, Sep 20, 2018

Galway Bay Sailing Club (GBSC) member Richard Hayes has completed an arduous solo sail around Ireland in a Laser dinghy.

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Public meeting on GLUAS light rail system

Thu, Sep 20, 2018

A public meeting to build support for an integrated public transport system for the city, including GLUAS, a proposed light rail system similar to the LUAS in Dublin, takes place on Monday September 24 at 8pm in the Harbour Hotel.

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City of Galway twins with L.É. William Butler Yeats

Thu, Sep 20, 2018

Galway City Council last weekend hosted a Reception to honour the Twinning of the City of Galway with the Irish Naval vessel the L.É. William Butler Yeats.

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‘Medieval Katie Taylor’ and knights in shining armour gather for a battle at Claregalway Castle

Thu, Sep 20, 2018

On Saturday and Sunday, September 29 and 30, battle returns to Claregalway Castle as members of the Irish Full Contact Medieval Combat Team prepare to face opposition from some of the world’s top fighters.

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