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Patrick Lafcadio Hearn - the Irishman who loved Japan

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PATRICK LAFCADIO Hearn is the most famous Irishman you have never heard of, but for people in Japan he is an Irish writer whose stature is rivaled only by WB Yeats and James Joyce - and Galway is about to become aware of him through a celebration of his life and work in the city.

Family raise €5,000 for neonatal intensive care units which treated premature baby

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A County Galway family whose baby was born prematurely a year ago was so impressed by the level of care their son received that they organised a fundraiser to benefit the facilities which looked after him.

Investors out in force at O’Donnellan & Joyce all day property auction

Investors were out in force this week, seeking value for money in Galway city centre properties with notable interest in properties close to NUI Galway and the city centre at O’Donnellan & Joyce’s fifth all-day property auction of 2015, where €5m in property sales was generated. 

Clayton Hotel to host inaugural Horizon Summit next month

Next month the Clayton Hotel, Galway will be the venue for the first Horizon Summit a leadership conference aimed at helping businesses in Galway and across the country reach their full potential in 2016.

‘A ghostly presence through trees and over bog’

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One of Ireland’s great engineering feats in the 19th century was the building of the Galway - Clifden railway. After 30 years of argument as to which was the best route, the first train steamed out of Galway to Oughterard on January 1 1895; and the final section to Clifden was finished by July of that year.

Awardwinning local industrial photographer lands biomed German contract with prosthetic project

inning Galway-based photographer Neil Warner of Warner Corporate Photography has just received a contract to produce the first in a series of videos for a company specialising in the design and manufacture of prosthetic hands.

Can you handle the ACT Rockin’ Rainbow run at the airport?

ACT for Meningitis will host their first annual Rockin’ Rainbow run, the ultimate paint throwing, disco dancing, most fun loving 5k on the Planet, at Galway Airport on Sunday at 2pm with all funds raised going directly to the charity.

Councillors motion prevents use of airport for Aran air service

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A motion has been passed by Galway county councillors that effectively prevents Carnmore Airport being used to provide an air service to the Aran Islands in future. A special meeting of the council took place yesterday to discuss the use of the airport site due to the ongoing controversy about air transport to the islands.

Can you handle the ACT Rockin’ Rainbow run at the airport?

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ACT for Meningitis will host their first annual Rockin’ Rainbow run, the ultimate paint throwing, disco dancing, most fun loving 5k on the Planet, at Galway Airport on Sunday October 4 at 2pm with all funds raised going directly to the charity.

All-Ireland football Sunday heralds the end of another year

A few of us used to go regularly to All-Ireland football finals as a matter of course, and the same four men traveled to all the football finals from about 2004 until 2011. Things change though, and a few of us have children old enough now to want to go themselves with Dad if he can snaffle an extra ticket.

 

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