COPE Galway launches Christmas initiatives

Thu, Oct 30, 2008

A better festive season for everyone is the aim of COPE Galway who launched its Christmas initiatives yesterday.

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King’s Head to celebrate Halloween

Thu, Oct 30, 2008

The 800-year-old King’s Head will host a Halloween party tomorrow (Friday) with prizes and giveaways aplenty.

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Charity coffee morning for Ballinasloe

Thu, Oct 30, 2008

The Stargazer Lily Foundation will hold a Halloween family fun coffee morning in aid of Galway Hospice, Portiuncula Patient Care, and Cancer Research Ireland tomorrow (Friday).

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Last call for old bras for charity bra chain

Thu, Oct 30, 2008

Chain a bra fundraising is nearing the end of its old bra collection in aid of Cancer Care West and Mayo Cancer Support. The bras will be used in the group’s attempt to break the Guinness world record for the longest unbroken chain of bras next month.

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Connacht people unaware dyslexia is a disability

Thu, Oct 30, 2008

Nearly half of people surveyed in Connacht were unaware that dyslexia is a disability, according to research to be published by the Association for Higher Education Access and Disability (AHEAD).

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Home thoughts from abroad

Thu, Oct 30, 2008

It was a twofold mission — to do the best you could for yourself and to do the best you could for the folks at home. Margaret Craven was talking about emigration from Ireland the way it used to be in the 1960s. She knows. She left her native Letterard in Connemara as a teenager. She was then Margaret Connolly and, like thousands of others of her generation, the bells of emigration were tolling for her early in her life. She was speaking in Portland in the state of Maine in America last week. She is now a state representative for the Democrats in the state parliament in Maine; next week she will almost certainly be a state senator. She has an election next Tuesday and the bells are tolling for her Republican opponent. But last Monday it was the bells in the Church of St Dominick in Portland that tolled and told the story of the Irish in the state of Maine. And it brought together many elements of the Irish diaspora.

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Co-operation, not conflict, is the future for Russia and the West, says Galway based Russian

Thu, Oct 30, 2008

Is the world in the grip of a new Cold War? Should we fear Russia again as we did in the 1970s and 1980s? Many would think so given the growing unease in the Western world of a resurgent Russia under the former president and now prime minister Vladimir Putin.

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Halloween fun at Galway Social Space

Thu, Oct 30, 2008

The Galway Social Space at 24 Middle Street will hold a fun-filled day of activity tomorrow to celebrate Halloween.

The centre will host traditional Halloween games, such as apples on string, and basins of sweets and flour will be available for children, as well as face painters and balloon makers. Weather permitting, The Spacers will be outside Lynch’s Castle on Shop Street from 3pm.

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Haunted House at Brigit’s Garden

Thu, Oct 30, 2008

A Wicked Witch has cast a spell on Brigit’s Garden in Roscahill and has turned it into a Haunted House for Halloween, full of ghosts, ghouls, and strange beasties.

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Public urged to report illegal fireworks to gardai

Thu, Oct 30, 2008

Fireworks can maim and kill, according to Galway gardai who are urging any concerned member of the public to report the sale or possession of these illegal products.

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Have spooky, but safe fun this Halloween, says HSE

Thu, Oct 30, 2008

Have some spooky, but safe, fun; this is the message from the HSE West this Halloween as fireworks, bonfires, costumes and even boiled sweets can cause an injury to your little ghoul.

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Charity gig at The Crane Bar

Thu, Oct 30, 2008

THE CRANE Bar, Sea Road, will host a night of music and song this Saturday at 9.30pm to raise funds for the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Ireland.

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Tenth birthday wedding offers at The Westwood

Thu, Oct 30, 2008

Located in the university district of Galway city on the Galway to Clifden road, the Westwood Hotel stands amid a rural landscape of greenery, combining a mellow taste of the countryside with the city’s cutting edge.

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Win €600 in Coyotes this Friday

Thu, Oct 30, 2008

Coyotes late bar and club on Forster Street will host its first Halloween party tomorrow (Friday). Doors open at 5pm and entry is free, and the best costumes on the night will compete for a €600 prize.

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Smart alec ‘good Samaritan’ fined for abusing garda

Thu, Oct 30, 2008

A smart alec “good Samaritan” who attempted to stop a stranger from drink driving was fined a total of €1,000 for public order offences, including verbally abusing a garda, calling her a “stupid f***ing bitch”.

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Shoplifter gets lucky with community service

Thu, Oct 30, 2008

Goodlucky by name, Goodlucky by nature. An asylum seeker shoplifter stayed true to his name when he was given the opportunity of completing 120 hours of community service instead of four months in jail.

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Stag and his best man fined after pub ejection

Thu, Oct 30, 2008

The traditional last night of freedom cost one stag and his best man €500 each for being abusive to security men and gardai after being ejected from a city centre pub.

Mark Upton (33) with an address at 12 Newmarket Street, The Coombe, Dublin 8, and Mick Stanley (32) with an address at 102 Coombe, Dublin 8, both appeared before Judge Mary Fahy charged with being intoxicated in a public place and with threatening and abusive behaviour at Shop Street on March 7, 2008.

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Shell awards for Galway entrepreneurs

Thu, Oct 30, 2008

A young Galway entrepreneur has been named the most successful and inspirational young entrepreneur in the western region by Shell Livewire.

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Seven deadly sins at The Skeff

Thu, Oct 30, 2008

The Skeff will become a hangout for ghoulish beings, angels, devils, and superheroes tonight (Thursday) and Friday when The Skeff bar hosts its Halloween nights.

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Galway poets are St Louis bound

Thu, Oct 30, 2008

Galway poets Susan Millar DuMars and Kevin Higgins have been invited to read in Galway’s sister city of St Louis, Missouri.

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