Connemara Greenway Clifden and Oughterard section gets major funding boost

Thu, Nov 22, 2018

The Connemara Greenway, which one TD said had the potential to be “a jewel in Ireland’s crown in terms of greenways”, took a step closer to completion this week, with an allocation of €500,000 for its Clifden and Oughterard section.

Additional government funding of €500,000 has been approved for the Clifden and Oughterard section of the Greenway, to allow for the old railway route to be upgraded for walkers, runners and cyclists.

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Sadness at passing of legend Alec Finn

Thu, Nov 22, 2018

The world of Irish traditional music is this week coming to terms with the loss of one of Alec Finn, one of its most influential masters over the last four decades.

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Museum acquires handwritten Ó Conaire letters

Thu, Nov 22, 2018

An important collection of letters from the mid-1920s concerning the Irish-language writer Pádraic Ó Conaire has been kindly donated to Galway City Museum by the Galway Technical Institute on the ninetieth anniversary of the author’s death. The letters relate to Ó Conaire’s time as an Irish language teacher at Galway Technical Institute (GTI), then situated on Dominick Street.

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Galwaywoman helps Irish greyhound get new life in Austrian monastery

Thu, Nov 22, 2018

An Irish greyhound is now living a heavenly life in Europe after being adopted by a priest in an Austrian monastery.

Ballinveala Dudu, now known as Dudu to his new owners, was rehomed by the Irish Retired Greyhound Trust (IRGT) to Germany in September. The dog was then adopted by the priest in the small town of Bregenz, in western Austria, last month.

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The Galway Designer Studio celebrating one year!

Mon, Nov 19, 2018

Mol an óige agus tiocfaidh sí (Praise the youth and they will flourish) is the famous Irish proverb whereby encouraging young people will help them succeed. No more is this thought process evident than The Galway Designers Studio on St Augustine's Street.

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200 jobs to be created as global giant Genesys sets up Woodquay base

Thu, Nov 15, 2018

Galway received a massive jobs boost yesterday (Wednesday) when Genesys the global leader in omnichannel customer experience and contact centre solutions, announced it is creating 200 new technology jobs in the city over the next three years.

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Former British ambassador to Syria to speak in Galway next week

Thu, Nov 15, 2018

An expert assessment of the origins of the Syrian civil war, the role of foreign interests in prolonging the conflict, and why it is vital that sanctions against Syria be lifted, will be given in Galway next week.

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A festival of light and colour kicks off tomorrow night

Thu, Nov 15, 2018

Galway will light up tomorrow night for the festive season when the city gets lit like never before. As the Christmas Market opens in Eyre Square, the city lights will be turned on at various points through the heart of the city, bringing an unique experience.

The magnificent lighting features through the city will act as beacons and attraction points. They will navigate visitors throughout the city while providing interactive photo opportunities in some of the most photographed city centre landmark locations. These are spectacular Christmas decorations that are all LED lit, making them very energy efficient.

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Galway Simon blasts 'inhumane' hiking of rents

Thu, Nov 15, 2018

Galway Simon Community has responded to the latest Daft report released earlier this week which stated that the private rental market in Galway cannot sustain the delivery of social housing that is needed, and that rent increases are resulting in people living in fear.

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Galway 2020 to host information days on progress

Thu, Nov 15, 2018

Galway 2020 is taking over the historic Printworks building on Galway’s Market Street for two days tomorrow Friday Nov 16 and Saturday November 17 for a two-day exhibition open to the public.

They will present some of the exciting project developments and give a taste of what is to come as Galway gears up for its designation as European Capital of Culture in 2020.

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Cancer Care West supports record number of people from the west and northwest of Ireland in 2017

Thu, Nov 15, 2018

The West of Ireland’s largest cancer care support organisation, Cancer Care West, has reported that demands for the services it provides across a seven county region stretching from Donegal to Clare reached “an all-time high”, last year.

Cancer Care West launched its annual report recently as the charity reported a significant increase in demand for all of its services in 2017. Over 3,000 people accessed the charity’s residential, long term accommodation and cancer support services, an increase of over 14 per cent on the previous year. Cancer Care West attributes this increase in demand to the rise in the number of people receiving a cancer diagnosis and an expansion to the range and reach of the services being provided by the charity.

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Tuam professor pushing the boundaries of neuroscience

Thu, Nov 15, 2018

A Galway woman is leading a team of scientists from Trinity College Dublin to help push the boundaries of neuroscience forward and increase understanding of how human beings experience the world.

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Report on vulture funds’ engagement with borrowers described as 'bull’ by Fitzmaurice

Thu, Nov 15, 2018

The findings of a Central Bank report revealed this week which stated that there is no evidence that vulture funds are failing to engage with defaulting customers have been rubbished by independent TD Michael Fitzmaurice.

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Galway engineering talent honoured at prestigious awards

Thu, Nov 15, 2018

Galway engineering talent has been honoured at the annual Engineers Ireland Excellence Awards, with a number of projects and professionals from the county recognised for their exceptional contributions.

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No more dodo — Galway to rise up against extinction and climate change

Thu, Nov 15, 2018

Pauline O’Reilly, Green Party candidate for Galway West South Mayo, has announced that an Extinction and Climate Rebellion rally will be held on Saturday 17 November at 2pm in Salthill.

Speaking this week, Ms O'Reilly said that recently scientists announced that humans had wiped out 60 per cent of all mammals, fish, birds and reptiles since 1970 and that this is devastating news for anyone who loves our beautiful wild western coast.

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Coaching the coaches — new book highlights how good coaching produces good citizens

Thu, Nov 15, 2018

Paul Kilgannon lives and breathes coaching. The Claregalway native has been donning the whistle, and running the drills all his adult life. He has been the man to inspire teams from kids to adults. As an active member of Carnmore hurling club for decades, he is driven by the desire to impart knowledge to people of all ages playing sport, so that they appreciate it, enjoy it, and learn invaluable lifeskills along the way.

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Indian cultural and sports community (ICSC) Galway's Diwali celebrations

Thu, Nov 15, 2018

Indian cultural and sports community (ICSC) Galway organised a great Diwali celebration in Leisureland salthill Galway on Saturday 10th Nov.

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COPE Galway refuge Modh Eile to open next winter

Thu, Nov 08, 2018

The transformation of the former Magdalene Laundry at Forster Street is to commence inside the next four weeks, and be transformed into a comfortable refuge set to open for use by COPE Galway before Christmas 2019.

Details of the new centre to be called Modh Eile (Another Way) were revealed this week when COPE Galway launched a booklet honouring the memory and testimony of the women who had worked there over the past 150 years.

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McDonogh company lodges plans for €120million office campus at Ballybrit

Thu, Nov 08, 2018

McDonogh Capital Investments, a subsidiary of Galway-based Thomas McDonogh & Sons Limited, has lodged a planning application for the first phase of a new market defining office campus, Eastgate, to the east of Galway City.

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GIAF announce line-up for new Winter First Thought Talks programme

Thu, Nov 08, 2018

Galway International Arts Festival (GIAF) has announced the programme for its new Winter First Thought Talks discussion series, which will take place at NUI Galway later this month.

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