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A race night will be held in the Punchbowl, Ballyheane, on Saturday March 28 at 9pm. Proceeds are in aid of the Ballyheane Buttercups community crèche.
Went to Omagh last Saturday night for the Tyrone v Derry game, it’s no joke of a trip from the city of the tribes and took the guts of four hours.
In the 1870s the parish of Rahoon extended from Corcullen to Furbo. It had two chapels, one in Barna and one in Bushypark. Those people who lived in the town side of the parish attended Sunday Mass in the chapel attached to the Presentation Convent, but it was quite small and worshippers often had to kneel on the ground outside, no matter what the weather was like. As a result many of the major parish ceremonies were moved to the Pro-Cathedral. In 1881 no fewer than 300 children from the parish were confirmed in Middle Street, which gives us an idea of the population of the area.
THE BAHH Band are one of the more unusual acts on the Irish music scene today in that their sound is a mixture of the blues, psychedelica, and Indian classical music.
HARRIET LEANDER will have an exhibition in the Galway City Museum this month featuring photography and paintings.
THE TRIBAL Chamber Choir, under director Mark Keane, will host A Musical Journey Through Holy Week, in Christ The King church, Salthill on Sunday at 8pm.
A tourism initiative, developed by Galway City Business Association and supported by Failte Ireland, will take place from April 16 to 18 at a number of key locations in the city and Salthill.
Plans are under way to develop a four-screen cinema as part of a new commercial development in Ballinasloe town.
Local organisations planning an event or festival in the city in the coming months are being encouraged to find out about the Galway City Council Local Community Festivals Grant Awards Scheme 2009.
Many thought it would not happen before the Volvo Ocean Race. Many believed it would not happen long after the race left Galway, but this week it was confirmed that the massive oil tanks at the docks will be taken down by the end of April.