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City sewers to get major €2 million upgrade in massive year-long project

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Major upgrade works are to take place on the William Street, Shop Street, High Street, Cross Street, Augustine Street, and Flood Street sewers, to tackle storm water overflows, odour issues, and sewer flooding. Work will start on the massive project later this summer.

St Nicholas’ Collegiate Church, 1823

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This drawing of the Collegiate Church was done in December 1823 (at about 2pm according to the clock) by EW Thompson. It was presented to the vestry by another EW Thompson of Tullymore, Broughshane, Co Antrim, in 1947.

The dredging of the river

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The main channel discharging all the water from loughs Corrib and Mask is the Galway River, flowing from Lough Corrib through the city to the sea. Among the structures built in 1850 and the following years, during the course of a drainage scheme carried out by what was then known as The Board of Public Works in Ireland, was the main regulating weir across the Corrib at Waterside. Its function was to control the river level at Galway in the interests of draining, milling, and navigation. It was built at a point in the river where the water descended though rapids.

Landmark historical building offers prestigious opportunity with office space at Galway’s waterfront

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O'Donnellan & Joyce auctioneers is offering a unique and prestigious opportunity to purchase a superbly located prominent city centre office development.

The Lion’s Tower

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The Lion’s Tower was part of the old city wall. In the last century, it was situated on Eglinton Street between the Garda Barracks and the Savoy Cinema. Our photograph today, which we show you courtesy of the Board of Works, dates from about 1950 and shows the tower as seen from the yard beside the barracks.

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.

The Church of St James, Barna

The first church in the Barna area that we know of was a small stone building with a thatched roof on the right of the road down to Silver Strand, just opposite the entrance to Tobar Éanna. You can still see some of the remains there. It was in use until December 1839. On June 4, 200 adults were confirmed by Bishop Browne there.

‘The work itself is magnetic, it draws me in’

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MENTION GALWAY to Eddi Reader, and the Scottish singer is likely to go into a rhapsody about the city and county - and with good reason, it’s a place that appreciates her voice and music; it’s somewhere she has played often; and a region of deeply personal significance for her.

Northwood Technology - offering security across the nation

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-Northwood Technology Ltd, the nationwide security systems distribution business, has announced the appointment of Dermot Keane to the position of business development manager for the western region.

Northwood Technology Ltd announces new business development manager

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Northwood Technology Ltd the nationwide security systems distribution business has announced the appointment of Dermot Keane to the position of business development manager for the western region.

 

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