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Galway’s Indian community to celebrate on Saturday

Galway’s Indian community will celebrate the 69th Indian Independence Day on Saturday.

Thornton claims Ironman podium finish

Galway's Kevin Thornton took a podium finish in the Dublin Ironman on Sunday, claiming third place despite suffering a puncture  during the 90 kilometre bike leg.

The Connacht Property Auction – taking entries for September auction

The Connacht Property Auction is now taking entries for its next public auction which will be held on September 17 in the Menlo Park Hotel, Galway. The auction group has held three extremely successful auctions so far in 2015 with an average 90 per cent success rate.

Weather shone on Loughrea for sell-out tenth triathlon

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Darren Dunne and Lisa Horan took the major honours from the 10th anniversary Loughrea Triathlon on Sunday last.

A young girl carried the scars of war

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In an attempt to bring some normality into their lives following the traumatic years of the War of Independence, and the Civil War, Professor Tom Dillon, and his wife Geraldine (nee Plunkett), moved their five children to Dangan House, about three miles north of Galway town, close to the River Corrib. It is now a flourishing garden nursery, run by the busy Cunningham family and staff, but in the late 1920s it was a rambling two-storeyed manor house with shallow steps leading to a wide front door. Their father bought a cow, and chickens ran wild in the yard. In many ways it was an ideal home to bring up a lively young family, but understandably the terrors and the residue of those early years still bore heavily on the children. Politics was still a dominant player in their lives.

'In burlesque we see a different idea of femininity and it is empowering'

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It is a story countless Galwegians are familiar with. You meet a person from outside the county or outside Ireland, and they tell you how they came here on a holiday, to study, or perhaps were just passing through, never intending to stay more than a few months, 12 at the most. Years later, they are still here, and regard the city as their home as much as any born and bred Galwegian.

Metaphorica exhibition in Town Hall

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TOM MATHEWS' delightful Alice In Galway exhibition is still running at the Town Hall bar but next week it makes way for an equally wonderful exhibition, featuring the work of Dagmar Drabent and Marina Wild.

Dark Sky project aims to attract stargazers

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Ballycroy looks set to be officially named as one of darkest spots in Ireland in a bid to attract stargazers to the national park there.

Galway woman Aisling Hillary being fancied in some quarters to take the Rose of Tralee crown

There has been some interest in the Rose of Tralee betting market in the past week, with reports of substantial support for London Rose, Aisling Hillary.

Glorious sunshine sees thousands turn out to support successful Galway Bay Swim

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Thousands of people descended on Salthill on Saturday to support the 10th annual Frances Thornton Memorial Galway Bay Swim in aid of Cancer Care West. The swim, which attracted swimmers from across Ireland, UK, Australia, the US, and Scandinavia, saw some 85 swimmers take to the waters in Co Clare before embarking on the 13km swim across to Blackrock Diving Tower

 

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