Search Results for 'Menlo Castle'

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It’s all about location

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Colleran auctioneers’ next auction on July 23 will include properties in some of Galway’s most sought after and desirable locations with all amenities on their doorstep.

May Sunday at Menlo

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Maytime was traditionally considered a time for festivals, and Galway was no exception to this. In fact it used to be said that the citizens had an almost reverential attachment to the old custom of going out to Menlo for three Sundays in May to partake in the pleasure of the open air and the early summer sun. It was known as ‘Maying in Menlo’.

Major upheaval ahead for home-owners affected by bypass route

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Now that the exact route of the proposed Galway bypass has been identified, affected property owners at various locations across the city are still coming to terms with the fact their homes will have to be knocked to facilitate the road. Other property owners who will not be subject to demolition face the reality of living in extremely close proximity to a busy national artery.

Road route to include two short underground tunnels and Corrib bridge

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The speculation about which route the new Galway city bypass will take comes to an end today. A briefing is due to take place this morning (Thursday) which will detail the exact route chosen. The saga has been ongoing since January, when six potential routes for the new road were announced.

Ghosts of Galway’s past

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One of the mysteries of Galway is that curious phrase under the west facing clock on the Galway Camera Shop on William  Street, which says: Dublin Time. The fact that now the clock shows ordinary winter time only adds to the mystery. But not so long ago Galwegians, delighting in the longer days of sunlight than in the east of the country, and displaying an oddity that makes living in Galway a pleasure, set their clocks a full eleven and an half minutes behind Dublin. However, trains had to run to a standardised timetable otherwise transport chaos would ensue. The timetable was set at Dublin time (linked, like the rest of the civilised world, to Greenwich Mean Time), so  as Galwegians hurried to the station they could glance at the clock, and probably have to put on speed (perhaps Galway Time explains why most meetings here are usually 11 minutes late?).

Menlo home offers rural living close to the city

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Oliver Lynch auctioneers is offering to the market a spacious four bedroom detached family home in Menlo.

Traditional Menlo cottage comes with option to extend

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This cottage was built in 1810 and combines the traditional design of the authentic Irish cottage with all the comforts of a modern home. This idyllic home is situated in Menlo village, which benefits from the peace and tranquillity of the surrounding countryside, with the city less than three miles away.

New Greenways network to link castles in Galway city and county

University students, farmers, environmental campaigners, city residents, cycling advocates, heritage groups, local authority officials and politicians are joining forces to develop an ambitious network of ‘Greenways’ that will link up castles on the east side of Galway city with historical mansions and castles in the north and east of the county.

Rowing on the Corrib

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Rowing ‘matches’ or ‘badge races’ have been taking place on the river for at least 150 years. Initially, they were confined to members of Corrib Rowing and Yachting Club, as it was the only boating club in existence here. When the Commercial Club was formed in 1875, a meeting was held to promote a regatta on the stretch of river under Menlo Castle. It was well attended, and there was general agreement that the regatta should be independent of both clubs, and open to everybody.

Successful Bish rowers feature in Galway Regatta

The annual Galway Regatta, which holds a special place in the annals of Galway history and an important fixture in the Irish Rowing calendar, takes place on Sunday (June 19).

 

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