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Plaque unveiled to late visionary Chris Coughlan

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The contribution of the late Dr Chris Coughlan to Galway was marked this week by the unveiling of a plaque in his memory at a ceremony at the Computer & Communications Museum of Ireland (CCMI) which he cofounded.

Major volunteer cleanup shows need for full-time park rangers

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The need for full-time park rangers to be deployed in the city area was highlighted last weekend when a group of volunteers filled almost 60 refuse bags with litter from the Terryland Forest Park Alone. The shocking recovery has led to calls for rangers to be deployed to ensure that people refrain from using the forests as handy dumping areas for their litter.

Technology centre and computer museum team up to inspire Galway students to build the future

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Galway Technology Centre (GTC) and the Computer and Communications Museum of Ireland (CCMI) launched a new partnership, and a Made In Ireland exhibition, at the technology centre in Mervue on Friday. The exhibition is accompanied by the CCMI’s interactive, pop-up, retro gaming collection.

Keeping children safe online

In recent weeks, the debate around child safety online has taken centre stage with the world-renowned cyber psychologist Dr Mary Aiken calling for children under the age of 14 to be prevented from owning smartphones. Reports of cyberbullying are becoming more common, and many parents are unsure about just what are reasonable measures to take in order to protect their children. Teenagers too complain about the amount of time their parents spend distracted by the addictive power of the same technology.

Could Galway city become Ireland’s first urban national park?

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A call for the political, community, environmental, business and sports sectors to work together in making Galway Ireland’s first National Park City has been made by a local science, environmental and community advocate. Brendan Smith, Galway’s current Volunteer of the Year, has said that the city should follow the recent example of London where Mayor Sadiq Khan has put his full support behind ambitious plans for London to become the world’s first urban national park.

Thirty years in the making — Ballinfoile Castlegar Neighbourhood Centre opens its doors

The long-awaited Ballinfoile Castlegar Neighbourhood Centre opened its doors this week, following one of the longest running community campaigns in the country.

Discover Galway city’s hidden green walking network

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As part of Heritage Week, the Terryland Forest Park Alliance is joining once again with the HSE and the Galway City Partnership in calling on the people of Galway city to take part in a ‘Reclaim the City’s Green Spaces’ walk to increase public awareness of the wonderful rich mix of natural landscapes and largely unknown rural lanes or boreens that exist so close to the city centre. The guided walk will begin at 9.30am on Sunday August 27 at ‘The Plots’ sports’ pitches on the Dyke Road.

Traditional scythe mowing in Terryland Forest Park this Saturday

This Saturday at 10.30am, July 22, as part of the Galway Fringe Festival, members of Cumann na bhFear (Men's Shed Galway city) and Conservation Volunteers will use traditional hand-held instruments to mow the grasslands at Terryland.

Take part in a free nature walk in Terryland Forest Park

Members of the public are invited to experience the waterways, wildflower meadows, grasslands, and the woods of Terryland Forest Park in a short nature walk on Saturday, May 13, at 10am. Participants are scheduled to meet at the ‘Plots’ playing pitches on Dyke Road, and the walk will take approximately 45 minutes to complete. It is suitable for all ages and fitness levels. The walk is supported by the Terryland Forest Park Alliance, and it aims to increase public awareness of the wonderful rich mix of natural landscapes in the heart of the city.

Recognition for years of campaigning as Brendan Smith named as Volunteer of the Year at Mayor’s Awards

Long-time activist and campaigner Brendan Smith was announced on Tuesday night as the Galway City Council Volunteer of the Year, at the fourteenth Annual Mayor’s Awards for Galway City.

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