John O’Dowd Memorial trophy to be presented at Galway Oyster Festival

Thu, Sep 20, 2018

A trophy in honour of John O’Dowd will be presented to the winner of the Irish National Oyster Opening Championship 2018 on Friday September 28 in the Galway Oyster Festival Marquee.

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Macnas promises something out of the wild sky for Halloween

Thu, Sep 20, 2018

Out Of The Wild Sky, the 2018 Macnas parade, which promises to unleash "a world that is hypnotic and intoxicating, glittering, mysterious, and filled with shadow and nobility," upon Galway streets, takes place at the end of next month.

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Beautiful recipe book marks a year of excellence at Fox’s of Kinvara

Thu, Sep 20, 2018

Like most of the best ideas, the notion by Orla Fox and friends, to create a beautifully written and illustrated book of locally-sourced recipes came over a dinner party. This weekend, the proprietor of the charming Fox’s of Kinvara will hold a gathering to mark the first birthday of the establishment, and to launch the book which highlights the gorgeous food on offer there.

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Galway 2020 throws open the doors on Culture Night

Thu, Sep 20, 2018

Galway 2020 will open its doors to the public this Friday as it hosts Open House, a cultural showcase as a part of Culture Night. This is the first in a series of Open House events that Galway 2020 will be hosting in the coming months.

Running from 6pm to 10.30pm, a number of talks and events will be held in the Merchant’s Road base of Galway 2020. The public are invited to pop in and experience a taste of community culture, spend the whole evening or simply drop in for a cuppa and a chat.

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Woodland coppicing, stonewalling and Culture Night in Merlin Woods

Thu, Sep 20, 2018

Friends of Merlin Woods have had a busy few weeks. For the second year running they have received funding from the Heritage Council to run workshops on Heritage Conservation and Woodland Coppicing Research Project.

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NUI Galway to develop plan for Nun’s Island area with Galway City Council

Thu, Sep 20, 2018

NUI Galway has announced the appointment of master planning consultants to assist in the preparation of a plan which will result in a strategy for a structured approach to regeneration of the lands at Nun’s Island in Galway City.

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Want to be the star at the Clarinbridge OsKaRs?

Thu, Sep 20, 2018

The Clarinbridge GAA and Camogie clubs are hosting a major community fundraising event this winter called The Clarinbridge OsKaRs 2018, that is destined to make stars out of its participants.

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Medical scientist aims to land Miss Bikini Ireland title

Thu, Sep 20, 2018

A 23-year-old medical scientist at University Hospital Galway has been selected as a finalist in this year’s Miss Bikini Ireland contest.

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Discover Galway’s literary heritage at Lady Gregory - Yeats Autumn Gathering

Thu, Sep 20, 2018

Discover more about our rich literary heritage at the Lady Gregory - Yeats Autumn Gathering, taking place at Coole Park, Kiltartan Cross, and Thoor Ballylee from September 28 to 30.

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#MakeWayGalway - coming to the street where you live

Thu, Sep 20, 2018

The Galway City Council will be among 15 local authorities in the State taking part in the first National Make Way Day, an initiative to raise awareness of the needs of people with disabilities in the public spaces we all share.

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Clarin College Athenry celebrates fifty years

Thu, Sep 20, 2018

Clarin College in Athenry (formerly Gairmscoil Mhuire, Athenry Vocational School) is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a weekend of events to mark the occasion.

The school opened its doors on September 4, 1968, and is currently compiling a booklet commemorating 50 years of education in Athenry. Anyone who would like to contribute pictures, stories, and memories of their time in the school, can do so by emailing [email protected]

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Homelessness in Galway will get worse before it gets better, says Galway Simon

Thu, Sep 20, 2018

The homelessness crisis in Galway is going to get worse before it gets better, according to local charity Galway Simon Community who launched their 2017 Annual Report this week.

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Scrap VAT on first-time house purchases, demands Grealish

Tue, Sep 18, 2018

Scrapping VAT for first time buyers could slash "almost €40,000 off the price of a new house in Galway", and be a positive move to help young couples secure a home.

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Mayor condemns delays to new radiation oncology unit at UHG "unacceptable"

Mon, Sep 17, 2018

Reports of a €109 million shortfall in capital funding for health services will "come as a blow to cancer patients" in the west who will have to wait "even longer for the development of the much needed state of the art radiation oncology unit" in Galway.

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Greenway development will not prevent rail re-opening, confirms CIE

Thu, Sep 13, 2018

CIE has confirmed that the development of the Quiet Man Greenway along the Tuam to Athenry railway line will not prevent it from opening the rail line again for train use, if such services were ever reintroduced.

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Chris Okeke - looking at the world through God’s eyes

Thu, Sep 13, 2018

Chris Okeke is one of Galway’s leading Nigerian expats; in his many years here he has been a noted community development advocate who has contributed to many projects in the city.

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TG4’s Finné to tell story of Tuam mother and baby home survivor Peter Mulryan

Thu, Sep 13, 2018

Currently running on Wednesday nights on TG4 is a riveting new documentary series, Finné (Witness), made by Galway’s Magamedia, which shows the human side of Irish stories that have made the headlines over the past 50 years.

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Galway city to be twinned with new Irish Naval Services ship

Thu, Sep 13, 2018

Galway is to be twinned with the Irish Naval Services new ship, the LÉ William Butler Yeats, at a reception this weekend to mark and honour the relationship between city and vessel.

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Nominate a volunteer for national awards, says local centre

Thu, Sep 13, 2018

Galway Volunteer Centre is calling on the public to help recognise kindness in their communities by nominating a volunteer for the national Volunteer Ireland Awards. The awards were launched by Ireland’s Got Mór Talent Presenter James Kavanagh.

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New book on Salthill tells the tale of one of Ireland’s first tourist resorts

Thu, Sep 13, 2018

Paul McGinley’s new book, Salthill - A History, Part 1, begins with a most informative historic timeline, taking the reader from 1557 to 1901. Early documents were sparse but in 1797, a French traveller “wrote of young damsels going to refresh their charms in the sea about two miles from the city”.

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