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The Dyke Road

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The Dyke Road was originally known as the Terryland Embankment. In 1847 a group known as The Corrib Development Company applied for compensation claiming they had spent a considerable sum constructing the embankment — at the time the river was prone to serious flooding. The Commissioner for Public Works took over possession of the works after giving evidence in reply to the claim for compensation. They pointed out that the embankment was partially built in 1839, but after the water had risen that winter, it had given way. The company carried out more works of reconstruction in 1840, but the flood waters burst it again. The river would flood on each occasion as far as Castlegar. The embankment was left unfinished until 1845 when the company tried once more but failed to retain the river. They were subsequently compensated. The building of the canal a few years later greatly alleviated the flooding problems.

Selling property or land? Call Downes & Sons Auctioneers

Having disposed of most of their properties in the area, Downes & Sons Auctioneers are seeking all types of properties for sale.

NUI Galway Law Professor appointed to Policing Commission

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Professor Donncha O’Connell of the School of Law at NUI Galway has been appointed by the Government to the Commission on the Future of Policing in Ireland.

Waiting for answers, waiting for direction...

What a deep sadness lies over Co Mayo. One can only imagine the devastation felt by the families of the two missing men from the aircraft at Black Sod and Blackrock.

Voters get what they deserve

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For the first time in Insider’s memory, most of his non-political friends are uncertain of who they will vote for in the next General Election. Of course, some are certain who they will not vote for, but a clear majority are undecided and Insider has never seen such disillusionment.

NUI Galway to host conference on electronic conveyancing and title registration

NUI Galway is organising an international conference entitled ‘The Future is Now! eConveyancing and Title Registration’, which will take place in Galway on April 7 and 8. The conference, which will take place in the Galway Bay Hotel, Salthill, will be chaired by Supreme Court Justice Miss Mary Laffoy and Court of Appeal Judge Michael Peart.

What are the guards doing to the guards?

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I grew up around guards. I was born just two doors down from the barracks so my childhood friends were invariably the kids of guards. Peeler’s brats as they were colloquially known back in the day. They were my mates with whom I navigated childhood.

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Thieves ransacked apartment on Tuam Road

GMIT history can teach us valuable lessons

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Why should we study history? Well, frankly, history is the study of human nature, and history most definitely repeats itself. History can teach us lessons so that we are forearmed when facing situations, better informed when planning to proceed. The history of the long campaign to establish the Regional Technical College (RTC, now the Galway Mayo Institute of Technology, GMIT) campus in Mayo contains, I believe, guidance on how the Castlebar based college can be rescued from those who oppose its survival.

What we can expect from politics 2017

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The festive period is behind us and already people’s thoughts are turning to what the political year ahead will bring, and already we have drama in the North and the usual post-Christmas crisis in the hospitals.

 

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