Lots for families to choose from at Baboró festival

Thu, Sep 21, 2017

The Baboró International Arts Festival for Children returns next month, from October 16 to 22, and there is a feast of shows to delight and entertain families looking for something fun to do after school or on the weekend.

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Footballers take to the catwalk to support ladies’ football

Thu, Sep 21, 2017

Footballers Shane Walsh and Damien Comer are taking to the catwalk in support of Kilkerrin Clonberne ladies football.

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Galway to host Ireland’s biggest Med Tech conference and Expo

Thu, Sep 21, 2017

Galway is the epicentre of medical technology expertise in the West of Ireland, and it is about to put Ireland on the map for growing that industry with Medical Technology Ireland’s Expo and Conference 2017 coming to Ballybrit Racecourse next week.

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Cannon praises Portumna native’s inspirational campaign

Thu, Sep 21, 2017

The Minister for the Diaspora and International Development, Ciaran Cannon, has described a campaign to highlight alcohol awareness among third level students as inspirational.

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Hugely anticipated computer game convention coming to Galway

Thu, Sep 21, 2017

of GamerFest 17, the biggest gaming convention to date in the west of Ireland. Taking place in the Radisson Blu Hotel and Spa this November 11 and 12, the event promises to be an awe-inspiring celebration of gaming and entertainment for its 2,000 visitors.

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Join the team at Galway Rape Crisis Centre as psychological support worker

Thu, Sep 21, 2017

Galway Rape Crisis Centre is a dynamic organisation with passionate staff who have been supporting survivors of sexual abuse and rape since 1984.

The centre offers a range of services to its clients that include short and long term counselling, court accompaniment, group sessions, and advocacy services.

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Holiday & Honeymoon Expo – don’t miss the boat

Thu, Sep 21, 2017

Fahy Travel and Corrib Travel will host Galway’s first Holiday & Honeymoon Expo this Sunday, September 24, in the Salthill Hotel from 12 noon to 5pm.

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‘Architecture at the Edge’ festival symposium to generate creative discourse about public spaces

Thu, Sep 21, 2017

A keynote event on the first day of the inaugural Architecture at the Edge festival will provide an opportunity for architects, planners, designers, creatives and local communities to talk about the shape of our built environment. The half day symposium entitled ‘Placemaking’ will be held on Friday 29th September at the O’Donoghue Centre NUI, Galway. What makes a great place to live? Who is involved in the making of places in which we live, work and play? How can we make more of our public places? These are just some of the questions to be explored at the symposium.

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European Car Free Day Alternative Routes

Wed, Sep 20, 2017

Galway City Council will participate in European Mobility Week, running between 16th to the 22nd September. The initiative is to arrange activities and events which promote and contribute to a shift towards sustainable urban transport.

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No link to an area? You've no right to object

Mon, Sep 18, 2017

The ability of people, with no established links to an area, being able to make planning objections which impede development needs to be called into question, especially after reports have emerged that Apple is reconsidering its €850 million data centre in Athenry.

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Hugely anticipated computer game convention coming to Galway

Mon, Sep 18, 2017

Galway City is gearing up for the arrival of GamerFest 17, the biggest gaming convention to date in the west of Ireland. Taking place in the Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa this November 11th & 12th, the event promises to be an awe-inspiring celebration of gaming and entertainment for it’s 2,000 visitors.

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Consult survivors of children’s home before it becomes creative hub, says TD

Thu, Sep 14, 2017

The transfer of ownership of the former St Anne’s Children’s Home in Lenaboy Castle, at Taylor’s Hill, from the Sisters of Mercy to the Galway City Council, has been agreed. However, there have been calls for an increased level of consultation with the people who resided there when it was a children’s home so that the sensitive history of the building can be recognised in its new use.

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Galway to march in solidarity with the Rohingya people

Thu, Sep 14, 2017

In the past two weeks, anything up to 370,000 Rohingya people have fled their homes in Myanmar, crossing into Bangladesh, to escape the Burmese military, and what the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights has called a "textbook example of ethnic cleansing".

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City councillors vote down proposal to reduce Property Tax

Thu, Sep 14, 2017

The local property tax is set to rise in 2019 to reflect the increases in house prices in Galway over the past four years - meaning Galwegians are likely to be hit with substantially higher rates in the coming years, Sinn Féin has warned.

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Ó Tuathail asks Galwegians to register vacant homes in their communities

Thu, Sep 14, 2017

There are more than 3,000 empty homes in Galway City, or about 10% of total, according to CSO Statistics. But according to Social Democrats Galway representative Niall Ó Tuathail, government doesn’t know where most of these homes are, and so are struggling to take measures to get them occupied.

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Irish Army reduced to ‘greasy salesmen for dealers in death’ say GAAW

Thu, Sep 14, 2017

The Galway Alliance Against War has expressed its deep concern that an Irish naval vessel has been sent to the world’s biggest arms fair to assist in the sale of military hardware and software.

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Thousands show up for the popular Cannonball Run

Thu, Sep 14, 2017

3000 spectators braved the changeable weather at the weekend to view over €32 million worth of supercars at The Galway Plaza last Saturday.

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Irish Hot Air Balloon Championship set for Loughrea Hotel and Spa this month

Thu, Sep 14, 2017

The Irish Hot Air Ballooning Championships will take place at the Loughrea Hotel and Spa from the September 24-29. It is the longest running national ballooning event in the world and the first event was held in 1971 at Newcastle House in Ballymahon, Co Longford.

There will be balloonists from the UK, USA, France, Holland, Belgium, Chile and Ireland. It is a massive spectacle with these huge ancient aircraft flying totally dependant on the wind for direction.

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BAFFLE Poets Festival to be held at the end of October

Thu, Sep 14, 2017

The 21st birthday of the BAFFLE Poets Festival will be held on the October Bank Holiday weekend in O’Dea’s Hotel, Loughrea.

The heats will be held in The Arch Bar and Harney’s, both in Barracks Street, and this year’s theme is ‘The Long Point’, which is a popular water park in Loughrea, with People’s Choice selecting the finalists.

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Architecture at the Edge festival programme announced

Thu, Sep 14, 2017

Architecture at the Edge, a new festival designed to help citizens understand the many ways architecture impacts our lives, has launched its inaugural programme. The festival, which runs from September 29 to October 1 throughout County Galway and into County Mayo includes expert-led guided tours, talks, workshops and exhibitions and will offer audiences a unique opportunity to explore homes, buildings and spaces that are not usually open to the public.

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