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County Council deny staff were unfriendly to landowners in greenway discussions

Galway county council staff were this week accused of being discourteous to farmers whose lands are along the proposed Greenway route between Galway and Ballinasloe. The route has proved controversial due to initial fears that land for the Greenway was to be acquired using compulsory purchase orders (CPOs). The IFA, farmers, and landowners previously voiced their anger about that proposal. Earlier this year councillors voted to remove the threat of CPOs and council staff have been liasing with farmers and landowners along the route to move the process forward.

Big changes taking place in Eyre Square

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Eyre Square has historically been the epicentre of business in Galway, with commercial activities including retail, hotel, licensed, office, and banking institutions situated in the Square. The area has been at the heart of commerce and tourism in the City of the Tribes for decades, with all transport links to the city including Ceannt Bus and Rail Station, local bus services, and the coach station nearby at Fairgreen. 

DNG Maxwell Heaslip & Leonard’s July auction offers an exciting mix of properties

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Tomorrow will see leading property expert DNG Maxwell Heaslip & Leonard hold the final auction in its summer series of auctions in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Galway, at 3pm. The Galway city based firm has been leading the way recently, with its most recent auction in June providing a remarkable 95 per cent sales success rate – the highest anywhere in the country.  

Moycullen devastated following death of local teenager in Croatia

Efforts are being made to repatriate the body of a young Moycullen man, who tragically drowned while on holidays in Croatia, within the coming days. Eamon Buckley from Gortahalla entered the water off the coast of Split in the early hours of Monday morning. The accident occurred at the city’s main harbour, when the young man fell off a yacht and hit his head. The alarm was immediately raised by friends and a full search was launched by local emergency services. Mr Buckley’s body was recovered at around 10am on Tuesday.

CWS-boco expands core business as it acquires parts of Celtic Linen Ltd

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In order to strengthen CWS-boco’s market position in Ireland and continue to promote growth in its core business, the CWS-boco Group has made an important investment in the Irish market. From August 31, CWS-boco Ireland will be taking over the workwear, washroom hygiene, and dust control mat contracts currently serviced by the Irish company Celtic Linen Ltd. 

Seapoint Ballroom

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Sixty six years ago tomorrow, on July 17 1949, Seapoint Ballroom was officially opened by Joe Costelloe, Mayor of Galway, at 10pm. 

Skywhale takes maiden flight over Galway

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The sun was finally shining and the birds were singing their morning song when the Skywhale took its maiden voyage over the city of Galway today, giving some commuters, early-morning risers, and even a few cows an unexpected surprise.

Top cyclists return for Étape Connemara in aid of Croi

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Ireland's top cyclists will return to Galway next month for the third annual Étape Connemara cycle race on Sunday August 16.

President Higgins attends Tom Feeney memorial concert

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Last Sunday President Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina led the distinguished guests of St Patrick's Brass Band at the memorial concert for the band's late president and long serving member Tom Feeney. Mr Feeney, a native of Bohermore who passed away in December of last year, was deeply involved with the band and played a key role in the band's revival in the 1960s.

City-wide festival to replace Christmas market

The Galway Continental Christmas Market, which has become one of the most popular seasonal events in the country, is set to undergo a significant expansion and will be renamed ‘Christmas in Galway’ for the 2015 festive season.

 

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