Celebrate the Spanish Institute with wine and tapas

Thu, Jan 22, 2009

The Spanish Institute at the Granary Learning Centre will host an evening of free demonstrations, wine, and tapas at Cava restaurant tomorrow (Friday) as the institute launches its cultural programme 2009.

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Ó Brolcháin gives a ‘must do better’ verdict on City Hall’s energy efficiency rating

Thu, Jan 22, 2009

City Hall has received an energy rating of E1, which according to Green Cllr Niall Ó Brolcháin is “not very energy efficient” and shows there is “much room for improvement”.

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Titans’ gala variety show this weekend

Thu, Jan 22, 2009

Titans Basketball Club will debut its inaugural gala variety performance at the Salthill Hotel this weekend.

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Second coming for Tedfest

Thu, Jan 22, 2009

This year’s Tedfest will take place on Inis Mór twice following an unprecedented demand for tickets to the weekend event.

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Fitness Fusion returns to Áras na nGael

Thu, Jan 22, 2009

Fitness Fusion adult Irish dance classes are back by popular demand with classes resuming in Áras na nGael this week.

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Cairde Chiarraí table quiz

Thu, Jan 22, 2009

Cairde Chiarraí, the Kerrypeople’s Association in Galway, is holding a table quiz to raise funds for GRÁ Autism Parents Support Group.

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Galway and the first Dáil

Thu, Jan 22, 2009

On Tuesday, the US celebrated a major milestone in its history with the inauguration of Barack Obama as the first African-American to become that country’s president.

The same day saw Ireland mark an important event in its past history with a commemoration in the Mansion House in Dublin to mark the 90th Anniversary of the holding of the First Dáil.

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Wrestlemania to bring Gladiators’ Goliath to Galway

Thu, Jan 22, 2009

Leisureland is set to be transformed into an exciting fighting area when Wrestlemania rolls into town bringing with it muscle-bound superstars from across the globe including Goliath ‘The Beast’ from Sky TV’s Gladiators series.

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Wife beater gets suspended sentence

Thu, Jan 22, 2009

A man who claimed he had no recollection of beating his wife, an act which left clearly visible bruises, was given a one month suspended sentence at Galway District Court this week.

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Memorial service for ‘Moma Sarah’ in St Nicholas'

Thu, Jan 22, 2009

A memorial service for Sarah Wairimu, affectionatly known as Moma Sarah, will take place in St Nicholas Collegiate Church this Sunday at 1pm.

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Ailing Teddies urged to attend city hospital for treatment

Thu, Jan 22, 2009

Some 950 children from 24 primary schools in the city and county will bring their ailing or wounded bears to a special teddybear hospital being run by medical students at NUI Galway on Thursday and Friday January 29 and 30.

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Learn to knit with Knit One Purl One

Thu, Jan 22, 2009

Following on from their hugely successful knitting classes before Christmas, Niamh and Anne O’Máille of O’Máille’s, High Street, are organising more classes beginning next week.

The revival in knitting is well and truly under way and they were astounded at the response to the article in the Galway Advertiser last November. As a result they are now teaching beginners and intermediate knitters and Niamh has been busy designing new patterns for the classes.

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Fears for Nortel jobs after company files for bankruptcy protection

Thu, Jan 15, 2009

News that Canadian telecommunications giant Nortel has filed for creditor protection has raised fears for the future of 300 jobs at the company’s Galway facility.

The Toronto-based multinational announced yesterday that is it seeking creditor protection in the US, Canada, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. The move came one day before it was due to make a payment of US$107 million in interest on outstanding loans which are believed to be close to US $4billion.

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Morris Minor to be raffled in aid of Galway Lifeboat Station

Thu, Jan 15, 2009

A Galway family is raffling a restored vintage Morris Minor to raise funds for Galway RNLI in memory of a young couple who lost their lives in a ferry disaster 13 years ago.

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Controversial historian David Irving to speak at NUIG?

Thu, Jan 15, 2009

David Irving, the highly controversial British historian who spent three years in an Austrian prison under Holocaust Denial Legislation, may be speaking at NUI, Galway’s Literary and Debating Society in March.

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Not too late to get the flu vaccine — Treacy

Thu, Jan 15, 2009

It is not too late for people who may be at risk of catching the flu to get the flu vaccine from their local GP, Dep Noel Treacy has pointed out this week. The east Galway TD has urged anyone at risk of contracting flu to get the vaccine as soon as possible.

“The numbers of people visiting their GP with flu like symptoms is significantly up on this time last year,” Deputy Treacy said. “It is particularly prevalent in the 15 to 64 age group. It is not too late to get the flu vaccination, and medical experts are highly recommending anyone at risk of contracting the flu to get the vaccination as soon as possible.”

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Student show to raise money for the Galway Hospice

Thu, Jan 15, 2009

Six student bands will play the Róisín Dubh on Sunday and 20 per cent of the profits from the show will go towards the Galway Hospice.

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Can Oranmore go from blue to red?

Thu, Jan 15, 2009

The Labour Party will field two candidates in Oranmore in the hope of taking at least one seat here in June’s Local Elections. However will the party be able to overcome Fine Gael’s dominance in the ward?

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Woo your Valentine at breast cancer fundraiser

Thu, Jan 15, 2009

Dance the night away with your loved one on St Valentine’s night at the National Breast Cancer Research Institute’s annual ball at The Ardilaun and help fund breast cancer research.

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Mary Hoade to run in Tuam ward

Thu, Jan 15, 2009

After many months of deliberation, Cllr Mary Hoade will follow her core vote into the Tuam Ward and run there as one of at least three Fianna Fáil candidates in June’s Local Election.

In June 2008 the Local Electoral Area Boundary Review Committee redrew the Oranmore and Tuam electoral boundaries. As a result, the Annaghdown, Ballinaduff, Headford, Killeany, and Killursa areas - which have a total population 5,173 - were transferred from the Oranmore ward into the Tuam ward.

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