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Let light guide us through the winter

There is a strong sense of impending Christmas about Galway this week. Tomorrow, the city lights will be switched on, in a progressive way by a city-hopping Santa who will by the end of his journey have brought the power of illumination to us all. The crews have been working on this and on the Christmas Market stalls and huts for the past seven days. The clang clang of their hammers and drills; the constant beeping of the reversing vehicles; the rattling of the dividing fences that will provide safety, the chatter of men dangling by ropes from the steel structure that forms the big Ferris wheel, almost 100 feet above the ground.

Ten men and 30 hours and Eyre Square’s Big Wheel is back

In just its second appearance, the Ferris wheel in Eyre Square has become a seasonal part of the Galway city skyline, standing at 32 metres high.

Christmas lunch filled with festive flavour at Hotel Meyrick

The luxury four star Hotel Meyrick is a magical winter wonderland each December with the Christmas market directly outside on Eyre Square and the elegant façade beautifully lit for the season. Guests are welcomed to Hotel Meyrick with seasonal scents and sights, twinkling with festive delight. The bustling Gaslight Bar & Brasserie on the ground floor is the perfect place to enjoy the party season. The atmosphere is second to none and sash windows offer incredible views of the Christmas Market and Ferris wheel on Eyre Square.

‘My writing background is not Joyce or Yeats but the Americans’

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The Ghosts Of Galway, Ken Bruen’s 13th Jack Taylor novel, has just been published and to mark its arrival Bruen met me in the Hotel Meyrick last Monday to range widely over his eventful life and acclaimed work.

Large detached home in Oranmore

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Sherry FitzGerald welcomes No 13 Renville Village to the market for sale by private treaty. This is a large, detached, four bedroom home offering excellent space in a popular location beside Galway Bay. Constructed circa 1998, the property is part of an exclusive development beside Galway Bay Golf Club Resort and Renville Park.

A rare gem on St Mary’s Road

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This is a rare opportunity to purchase a period terraced property full of charm and original features, located on Galway's highly regarded St Mary's Road, opposite St Mary's College and only a short stroll from NUIG, UHG, and the city centre.

Stunning detached home in Clarinbridge

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Sherry FitzGerald welcomes this stunning detached four/five bedroom home in Ballygarriff to the market for sale by private treaty. Located in the parish of Clarinbridge, the property offers the benefit of countryside living along with the convenience of being within easy access of all major services and amenities.

Message from the Mayor

The November meeting of Galway City council was held last Monday and once again we did not get through the agenda. As a result I proposed a motion that we meet again next Monday at 11am for a special sitting of council and continue on until we clear the agenda. This was passed with a narrow margin.

'My writing background is not Joyce or Yeats but the Americans'

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The Ghosts Of Galway, Ken Bruen’s 13th Jack Taylor novel, has just been published and to mark its arrival Bruen met me in the Hotel Meyrick last Monday to range widely over his eventful life and acclaimed work.

Pádraic Ó Conaire: man and monument

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On October 6 1928, writer, journalist, teacher, and raconteur Pádraic Ó Conaire died in tragic poverty in Richmond Hospital, Dublin, at the age of 46. Since the turn of the century he had established himself as one of the leading lights of the Gaelic Revival, an innovative writer who pioneered the short story in Irish.

 

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