Make Sunday a family day at Barna Woods

Thu, Oct 16, 2008

The Biodiversity Family Day takes place in Barna Woods this Sunday October 19 and the theme of the event is ‘Love our Woods!’.

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Increased class sizes will hamper children’s learning says Healy Eames

Thu, Oct 16, 2008

The increase in class sizes under Budget 09 is “the cruellest cut of all” as it will affect children’s learning and their life chances according to educationalist and Fine Gael Sen Fidelma Healy Eames.

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Time the Mayor and city manager got ‘on their bikes’, says Ó Brolcháin

Thu, Oct 16, 2008

Galway employers should avail of the new Cycle to Work scheme by providing bicycles for their staff in order to help the environment, ease traffic congestion, save money, and to get people fit.

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Possibility of confusion between Knocknacarra medical practices ends up in court

Thu, Oct 16, 2008

A Galway doctor took court action against a colleague last week over the choice of name for his new state-of-the-art medical practice. Dr Patrick Meagher of Clybaun Road, Knocknacarra brought Dr Michael Casey, also of Clybaun Road, to Clifden Court to dispute the title chosen for his newly established medical practice.

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Apostolic Workers to hold exhibitions in Salthill and Lackagh

Thu, Oct 16, 2008

Two Galway branches of the Apostolic Workers group will hold their annual displays this weekend.

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Fahey to host information session on new first time buyer loan scheme

Thu, Oct 16, 2008

A public information session on the new Home Choice Loan - announced for first time buyers in Budget 2009 - will be held in the Marriott Hotel on Monday October 20 at 8pm.

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Galway man wins HP chess tournament

Thu, Oct 16, 2008

Nearly 200 competitors from all over Ireland and the UK took part in the HP Galway Chess Open 2008 which was run by the Galway chess club last weekend in the Salthill Hotel.

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Green Party candidate slams budget fees proposal

Thu, Oct 16, 2008

The increase of registration fees is a “cynical cash-grab” attempt which will hurt Galway, a city whose economy is largely dependent on the student population, according to local election Green Party candidate, James Hope.

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Nine months suspended for drug dealing Knocknacarra man

Thu, Oct 16, 2008

A young Galway man who had been found in possession of cannabis, ecstasy tablets, and over €3,000 in drug debt, narrowly escaped jail this week when he received a nine-month suspended sentence.

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‘Nonsense’ excuses for missing court will not be accepted, warns judge

Thu, Oct 16, 2008

The excuse of not turning up to court because of appointments with consultants is “nonsense” that will not be accepted from anyone, warned a District Court judge when one man failed to appear for the alleged assaults of two men, one an A&E security man.

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Coole to launch winter cultural programme

Thu, Oct 16, 2008

Coole Park will once again play host to a celebration of culture and heritage with the Coole Park Winter Programme, which will be launched next week.

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Race Night at Best Western Flannery’s Hotel in aid of cancer research

Thu, Oct 16, 2008

Best Western Flannery’s Hotel will hold a race night tomorrow (Friday) to help raise funds for general manager Siobhan Farragher, who is taking part in the Grand Canyon Walking Challenge for the National Breast Cancer Research Institute.

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Stealing bag from bus gets man five months detention

Thu, Oct 16, 2008

A Dublin man, who stole a bag from a bus and committed criminal damage at Ceannt Station after appearing in court, used up all his chances when he received five months detention at Galway District Court this week.

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Celebrate Diwali with Galway’s Hindu community

Thu, Oct 16, 2008

Galway’s Hindu community are preparing for Diwali - the victory of good over evil - and will celebrate the festival on November 1 in the Clybaun Hotel, Knocknacarra, at 5pm.

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Varley and Simon plays highlight of Carnmore Autumn Theatre run

Thu, Oct 16, 2008

A new play penned by Declan Varley and a Neil Simon classic will form the highlights of the annual Autumn Theatre being presented by Compantas Lir in Carnmore next week.

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Galway accordion great Johnny Connolly on TG4

Thu, Oct 16, 2008

Johnny Connolly still remembers the first time he got his hands on a melodeon and he will discuss that and his music career since on Se Mo Laoch on TG4 this Sunday.

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Remand for Rahoon man who sold stolen UK car

Thu, Oct 16, 2008

A young man was conned into handing over more than €5,000 for the purchase of a vehicle which had been up for sale on a country road and had been reported stolen in England two years previously, the Galway District Court heard this week.

Owen Maughan with an address as 56 Ros Geal, Rahoon, was summoned to appear before Judge Mary Fahy last Monday for the offence of dishonestly by deception inducing Thomas O’Toole to pay €5,200 in cash for a vehicle that had been stolen with the intention of making gain on September 29, 2006, at Seershin, Furbo, Spiddeal.

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A Connemara family reunion

Thu, Oct 16, 2008

Richard Martin jr decided to leave Ireland for Canada in 1833. The younger son of Colonel Richard ‘Humanity Dick’ Martin, MP, of Ballinahinch, he had expected to inherit some of the family property. However his older brother Thomas — already deeply in debt —broke the entail on the family estates in Connemara, leaving Richard with few prospects. Together with his wife, Emily Kirwan, and their six young children (a seventh would be born in 1834), he emigrated, settling at Grand River, Ontario. Richard died aged 80 in 1878, having lived long enough to see his family grow and prosper far more than would have been likely had they remained in Ireland.

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‘Welcome to County Galway’ initiative launched

Thu, Oct 16, 2008

An initiative aimed at promoting the county of Galway as a place to do business, visit, and to live was launched at Galway Airport recently by Mayor Peter Feeney.

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Brought to heel — Abusive taxi passenger swipes at gardai with dancing shoes

Thu, Oct 16, 2008

A taxi driver was forced to call gardai after a young Mayo woman became abusive and refused to pay the fare. The ex-student then started “swiping” at gardai with her dancing shoes, the Galway District Court heard this week.

Retail worker Orla McAndrew (20) with an address in Renmore appeared before Judge Mary Fahy last Monday and pleaded guilty to the charge of obstructing gardai on August 23, 2008, at Glenn Na Ri, Dublin Road. A charge for failing to obey garda orders was withdrawn.

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