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As the summer continues, Lough Ree RNLI volunteers had a busy weekend with three launch requests in 36 hours to assist ten people in three separate incidents.
This was Seapoint Corner c1865. The buildings we see, running from the left, are Prospect Lodge; Corrig View; Elm View; Prairie House with the balcony, which was built 1855-1861 by Colman O’Donohoe who had obviously spent some time in America; Beachmount; Villa Marina, which had the sign Michael Horan, Grocer over the door; Sunnyside Lodge; Seapoint House; then a gap which led into Seapoint Terrace; and finally, the thatched building which was George Fallon’s Baths. The sign on his gable read Hot Baths and Bathing, No Refunds and his family operated the baths business at least from 1855 to 1894
This August Bank Holiday period, An Garda Síochána is appealing to all road users to take extra care when using the roads.
The Great Famine of 1845 - 49 hit Achill Island particularly hard. Given the poor quality of its soil there was little or no alternative to the potato crop which failed throughout those years. Once the severity of the calamity became apparent, and that help from the government was begrudging and insufficient, there was a sensible coming together of Protestant and Catholic clergy to try to calm and feed the people.
The Health and Safety Authority (HSA) has launched a short, interactive on-line course titled ‘An Introduction to Construction Safety for Small Contractors and the Self-Employed’.
Inis Meáin became the last of the Aran Islands to have water restrictions imposed this week. All three islands now have restrictions in place from 8pm to 8am daily in a bid to conserve water during drought conditions.
On a morning visit to his native town, Minister Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran, TD, outlined the steady and significant progress being made in implementing the Athlone Flood Alleviation Scheme.
The National Standards Authority of Ireland (NSAI) is urging DIY enthusiasts and the green-fingered to pay attention to safety standards and not to cut their summer short by falling victim to a nasty injury, or worse.
Galway East deputy Seán Canney has written to the Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed requesting a change to the Departmen’ts inspection regime for single farm payments.