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Claddagh school opens its doors to Polish community for special Saturday school

The Claddagh National School has opened its doors to Galway’s Polish community for a Saturday School to keep children in touch with their Polish roots and help their parents to learn English.

Three Claddagh properties go under the hammer tomorrow

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A large crowd is expected to attend tomorrow’s auction in the auction rooms of O’Donnellan & Joyce in Mary Street when three properties in the Claddagh go under the hammer. It is very rare that such a selection of properties come to the market at the same time in the Claddagh, and especially in wonderful and much sought after locations like Beattystown and Frenchville. On offer tomorrow at the auction will be No 13 Beattystown, a site at No 13a Beattystown, and No 13 Frenchville. These are all wonderful properties with very realistic price tags so whether it is a property that is fully finished, a property that needs finishing, or a site to put your own stamp on, the choice is here.

The blessing of the boats

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This classic photograph of the Claddagh was originally taken c1890 and was given to us by the National Library. It illustrates just how close the connection was between the thatched village and the sea. Most of the menfolk who lived there were fishermen who depended for their livelihood on the sea, and so a tradition developed which became a colourful expression of ancient local faith.

Camp Claddagh calls for host families and volunteers

Camp Claddagh, the Galway branch of the Adi Roche founded charity the Chernobyl Children’s Project International, is looking to recruit new families and volunteers to support its annual rest and recuperation programme.

Open House Galway launches architectural festival

The inaugural Open House Galway programme was launched along with details of the city’s first architectural festival. The event, in partnership with the Irish Architecture Foundation, takes place from October 16 to 18. By selecting some of the city’s best examples of quality design, Open House aims to enthuse and engage the public in the built environment. Guided tours will be provided by the architect of each participating building.

Children become architects for a day

An opportunity to explore the difference between modern homes and those of days gone by will be provided to children as part of Open House Galway, the architecture event which takes place from October 16 to 18. Children from seven to 12-years-old are invited to the Galway City Museum, where workshops will encourage them to think about their environment. The workshops take place on Saturday October 17 and are free of charge, places must be pre-booked at www.openhousegalway.ie

Behind the red door

What awaits buyers behind the red door of No 16 Fr Burke Road must be seen to fully appreciate the quality and value on offer. The Claddagh has remained a sought after city centre location with both the Salthill Promenade and the city centre within a short stroll.

Distorted views of the Claddagh in the 19th century

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English travellers came to Ireland in great numbers during the 19th century, and Galway formed an important stop on the typical tour. The stopover invariably involved token visits to Lynch's Castle, St Nicholas' Collegiate Church, and Queen's College. A visit to the Claddagh was part of the complement of must-see places, and it eventually became one of the most written about sites in Ireland. Many of these commentators travelled the same routes, stayed in the same country houses or hotels and the resulting texts are frequently similar in both content and perspective. The sameness of description permeates many travel accounts and over the century, new information is rare.

Unique Claddagh property on the market

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Number 16 Frenchville, The Claddagh, is an executor sale and comes to the market with an attractive price tag that is open to offers.

New photographic book to raise funds for suicide charity

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A book of photographic reflections has been published in aid of Console, a local charity which creates awareness, hope and healing for people bereaved by suicide.

 

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