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MADRA unveils new mascot ahead of this weekend’s Dogathon 2018

MADRA’s new mascot was unveiled to the public this week on the Salthill prom, in time for the dog charity’s 2018 ‘Paws on the Prom’ Dogathon, which takes place this Sunday at 1pm.

Moving ceremony as Boston Mayor becomes first Freeperson of the county

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Mayor of Boston Marty Walsh became the first Honorary Freeman of the County of Galway on Monday last at a moving ceremony held in Áras an Chontae. Distinguished guests from community, public service, community life and member of Mayor Walsh’s family from Connemara and Boston were present for the formal Granting of the Freedom held in the Council Chamber followed by a Reception in the atrium of the building.

Galway Chamber — Ag cothú gnó le chéile

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Are you a member of Galway Chamber? How can you benefit from being one? Here is a flavour of what the Chamber does.

Boston Mayor to be granted the Freedom of the county on Monday

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Martin J Walsh, the Irish-American Democrat Mayor of the City of Boston, Martin J Walsh, will next week become the first individual to be granted the Freedom of the County of Galway.

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56-year-old Robert Orr knows all about the unpredictability of life. Everything changed for the Glasgow native who has lived in Connemara for the past 14 years when he went blind in 2012 as a result of glaucoma.

Get your paws on the prom for 2018 MADRA Dogathon, says Sharon Shannon

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Musician Sharon Shannon is calling on dog lovers young and old to put their paws on the Salthill prom in aid of this year’s MADRA Dogathon.

'Working for MADRA puts a smile on my face every day'

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A dog may be man’s best friend but the charity MADRA (Mutts Anonymous Dog Rescue and Adoption) is often a dog’s best friend here in the west of Ireland. Throughout the year MADRA finds new homes for hundreds of unwanted, neglected, abused, and abandoned dogs.

Museum of Country Life to share travel poster collection online

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The National Museum of Ireland - Country Life has made a fascinating collection of early travel and tourism posters, used to promote Ireland in the infancy of the tourism sector here, available to view online for the first time. The posters form part of the National Folklife Collection and were previously on display at the museum in the exhibition Come Back to Erin: Irish Travel Posters of the 20th Century, which was curated by the late Dr Séamas Mac Philib.

‘We have to put our biases under the microscope'

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EMILY CULLEN is a poet, an academic, a harpist, and, in April, will preside over her first Cúirt International Festival of Literature as programme director. Cúirt has been a passion since her student days, and now in a position to run the festival, she has a vision for it that places 'diversity' at its core.

The Best Galway Songs of 2017

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THE PAST 12 months have been among the most fertile, creative, and exciting in Galway music for many years. The wealth of talent both produced by Galway city and county has been witnessed by the numerous albums, singles, and EP Galway acts have released in 2017 - much of it of very high quality.

 

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