Burglary in Loughrea

Thu, Apr 12, 2018

A house in Creggpark, Abbey, Loughrea, was broken into last week.

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Foróige TechSpace group at Galway City Youth Café

Thu, Apr 12, 2018

Foróige is currently running a TechSpace - a space where young people can expand their imagination and creativity with the aid of technology - in the Galway City Youth Café on Fairgreen Road.

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County schoolgirl wins Spelling Bee title

Thu, Apr 12, 2018

Eleven-year-old Holly Shaughnessy from Crumlin National School, Ballyglunin, Tuam, was named winner of the Galway County Spelling Bee when came out on top against 41 other spelling enthusiasts at the county championships this week.

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Galway Theatre Festival seeks new festival director

Thu, Apr 12, 2018

Galway Theatre Festival has advertised the role of festival director, with the current holder of the post, Máiréad Ní Chróinín, having announced she will be standing down in June, having overseen the last four festivals.

“The festival is a wonderful opportunity for an early to mid-career arts professional to lead a young but important arts organisation in Galway,” said Ní Chróinín. “I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time with GTF - it’s been wonderful to meet and partner with other arts and community organisations in Galway, and to lead a festival that supports so many of the young artists who are creating new and exciting work in the city and county.”

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Foróige TechSpace group at Galway City Youth Café

Thu, Apr 12, 2018

Foróige is currently running a TechSpace - a space where young people can expand their imagination and creativity with the aid of technology - in the Galway City Youth Café on Fairgreen Road.

Two TechSpace groups are running in the youth café. The first group is for those aged from 12 to 14 years and is on Tuesdays from 4.30pm to 5.30pm. The second TechSpace group is for those aged from 15 to 18 years and is on Tuesdays from 6pm to 7.15pm. Some activities, which both groups will partake in, between now and the end of the academic year will be STEM activities and digital media.

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Work should finish when work is done, says Mayor

Thu, Apr 12, 2018

The April meeting of Galway City Council was a long and arduous affair but it was ultimately a productive one. We sat at 2.00pm and finished at the mandatory time of 8.45pm. I intend to bring forward a motion to allow the procedures committee to change the rules to allow for a later finishing time when required. Work should finish when work is done is my belief.

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West gets ready for Connemara Mussel Festival

Thu, Apr 12, 2018

Organisers of this year’s Connemara Mussel Festival on the May Bank Holiday weekend (May 4-6) are planning an exciting range of events as the festival takes its place on the Region of Gastronomy calendar.

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Council expresses condolences to family of homeless man who died

Thu, Apr 12, 2018

The Galway City Council has expressed its condolences to the family of a homeless man who died last Friday on ‘The Line’ near Lough Atalia in the city.

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Thu, Apr 12, 2018

Closing date extended for the Mayor’s Awards

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Rabbitte demands action over fodder crisis in Galway

Thu, Apr 12, 2018

The on-going fodder crisis in Galway is an “emergency situation” with “fodder reserves are rapidly running out”, leading a Galway East TD to demand the Government “urgently” introduce “measures to alleviate the growing pressure” on farmers.

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Dun Aengus visitor centre to get €600,000 in funding

Thu, Apr 12, 2018

The visitor centre at Dun Aengus on Inis Mór is set for a major upgrade after funding totalling €600,000 was confirmed - a move one leading Galway TD said he hoped would boost tourism to the region.

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Light rail a waste of time for Galway, says Larkin

Thu, Apr 12, 2018

A city councillor says debating about whether Galway would benefit from the installation of a light rail system is a “waste of time”.

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Women’s evening on minding mental health

Thu, Apr 12, 2018

The Galway club of business and professional women will host a women’s health evening in the Galway Bay Hotel on Tuesday April 17.

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Galwayman jailed for weekly rape of his foster sister

Thu, Apr 12, 2018

A Galway man has been sentenced to seven and half years in prison for the weekly rape of his foster sister more than 10 years ago.

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Public lecture on Pádraic Ó Conaire’s revolutionary side

Thu, Apr 12, 2018

The name Pádraic Ó Conaire provokes thoughts of his short story ‘M’asal Beag Dubh’, Albert Power’s charming statue, or of his “fondness for a drop” - few think of his involvement in the Irish revolution.

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Arts festival to bring awardwinning hit circus show to Galway this summer

Thu, Apr 12, 2018

Backbone, the critically acclaimed new show from the award winning circus and physical theatre group, Gravity & Other Myths, has been announced for the 2018 Galway International Arts Festival.

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Thu, Apr 12, 2018

Major rise in referrals to early intervention service

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‘110 per cent legend’ — Official biography of Tony Keady to be launched next week

Thu, Apr 12, 2018

Last summer, Irish sport mourned a legend. When Tony Keady died suddenly in August at just 53 years of age, a whole county cried, and the rest of the country stopped in its tracks to say goodbye to a legend of the game of hurling.

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Project shows robots can help dementia sufferers

Thu, Apr 12, 2018

A research project led by NUI Galway has established that companion robots can have a positive impact on older people living with dementia. Such is the impact of this research, it has been featured in a new European Commission study analysing the impact on society of EU-funded research and innovation in technology for active and healthy ageing. The MARIO project is among 25 projects credited, and the only one in Ireland, with having had the most influence in Europe over the last 11 years. The project is also being featured across Europe this week on the EuroNews TV channel’s Futuris science programme.

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"He informed me that I was the only woman in my area in Europe. It was definitely a surprise''

Wed, Apr 11, 2018

In a day and age where video games and television are winning the hearts and minds of children, Jade Goodfellow is providing an outdoor alternative which not only promotes health and social interaction with other children but the most critical ingredient to securing the attention of any youngster; fun. She sat down with advertiser.ie to chat about the development and growth of her business, Zip-Lines Ireland, being the only female zip-line constructor in Europe, and the organising of the first trail run at Monivea Woods.

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