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Three generations of the Kelly family were among the members of Shark Swimming Club which celebrated its 40th anniversary at the weekend.
Brian O’Reilly has claimed the highly-contested Irish PGA Assistants’ Championship trophy played at Nuremore Hotel and Country Club.
The Galway senior ladies, under the management of Stephen Glennon, were narrow winners over Mayo in the Connacht football final at McHale Park on Sunday.
As Galway is the European Region of Gastronomy 2018, this year’s SeaFest will also celebrate the city’s food heritage and culture. From farmer and fisherman to chef, restaurateur or consumer, food plays a critical role in all our lives in Galway. The European Region of Gastronomy 2018 designation will focus on the vital role of the food industry in the west of Ireland, and showcase the high quality and rich produce available in the region.
It is not surprising that any child with imagination, and an interest in the sea, would spend time at the city’s harbour watching the ships come and go, and the men who worked there as they talked and unloaded fish or cargo. As a child Kathleen Curran, once the home chores were done, would run down the back paths from her home on College Road and along Lough Atalia to the docks. ‘There she would stand and gaze in wonder at the ships, boats and trawlers, hookers and gleoteóigs tied up or coming and going about their business.’
CRUINNIÚ NA nÓg, the national day of creativity for children and young people, takes place in Galway city this weekend, and featuring a range of exhibitions, workshops, music gigs, and artistic opportunities.
The Galway Film Fleadh, which will take place from 10th – 15th July 2018, has revealed two World Premieres and two Irish premieres making up part of its 30th festival programme.
Shortly before midnight on February 18 1946, the cargo ship The Moyalla steamed into Galway Bay. It was a foggy night. The Galway pilot, Coleman Flaherty was watching the approach of the ship from the bothareen at Barna waiting for the ship to signal for a pilot. Unusually she steamed along without requesting any.
Following a disappointing Bank Holiday weekend, Galway United host Finn Harps in a significant SSE Airtricity League first division encounter at Finn Harps tomorrow evening (7.45pm).
This year’s Oughterard Trails Festival runs from June 15 to 17, highlighting the rugged beauty of Connemara by showcasing the wonderful walks, scenery and the heritage of this unique area.