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From skullduggery to a fishing industry

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We know very little about manmade piers and quays along the western seaboard before the beginning of the 19th century, when a lavish programme of safe harbours were built not only to encourage fishing, but as relief programmes in times of distress. It was also an attempt to replace the activities of piracy and smuggling with an industry based on the believed bounty from the sea.

Padraig Jack to play The Crane

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ARAN ISLAND singer-songwriter Padraig Jack is on tour this month and brings his intimate, soulful music, to The Crane Bar, Sea Road, on Friday November 24 at 8.30pm.

Liam O'Flaherty's WWI records to go on display in Galway

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IN SEPTEMBER 1917, while fighting in Flanders during World War I, Liam O’Flaherty was seriously injured, suffering shell-shock, the trauma of which remained with him all his life.

Intermediate replay on Sunday

Following their exciting draw last weekend, the Aran Island intermediate footballers will face off against Williamstown this Sunday at 2.45pm in Pearse Stadium.

Galway; the jewel in Ireland's crown from the eyes of a tourist..

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Fifty years of friendship

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O’Donnellan & Joyce auctioneers started building its foundations about 50 years ago when Colm O’Donnellan and Tony Joyce became friends. Little did they know that one day they would be celebrating 35 years in business. Celebrating the big 3-5 this September means this has been a landmark year for the business duo. O’Donnellan and Joyce became friends at a very young age.

Inspirations for a poet

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Week II

The moaning came from the room next door

In the early 1960s the poet Richard Murphy spent an eventful decade ferrying visitors on his converted traditional Galway hooker type boat, the Ave Maria, between Cleggan and Inishbofin, and to the islands beyond. It provided rich pickings for the poet. He kept a diary of the journeys, the characters who came on board, and the excellent fishing that anglers enjoyed, which he included in his finely observed autobiography The Kick, recently republished to celebrate his 90th birthday.*

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Connemara Catering, providing top class catering service.

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Serving from Clifden to Tuam and the Aran Islands, Connemara Catering provides a top class, exclusive catering service that guarantees the highest quality and taste for all your guests whatever the occasion.

 

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