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The Galway Fishery

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The first documented reference to the Galway Fishery is found in the Pipe Rolls, a collection of financial records maintained by the British Treasury. The Rolls of 1283 AD refer to the fishery at the time being part of the property of Walter De Burgo. The fishery passed through several ownerships until 1521 when Henry VIII granted a licence to Janet and Anthony Lynch to have three nets upon the river of Galway between the bridge and the sea and to build one water mill upon the river wherever they thought proper. In 1570 Elizabeth I granted the mayor, bailiffs, and commonality of the town and their successors “The customs of one salmon every Wednesday out of the Great Weir, a salmon every Saturday out of the High Weir, a salmon every Friday out of the ‘hale’ (haul) net and as many eels as shall be taken in one day out of twenty eel weirs.”

Explore our heritage in the spoken word

There are many fascinating little gems of our heritage contained in the words we speak every day but go unnoticed. For example, the name Scotland translates as ‘land of the Irish’, while another country name literally means ‘fierce people’. The surname Cameron is a transliteration of cama shrón, which Irish speakers will translate as ‘crooked nose’, and Cambell comes from cam béal, meaning ‘crooked mouth’.

Fisheries Tower at Wolfe Tone Bridge due for renovation

The Fisheries Tower that has long watched over Wolfe Tone Bridge is due to be repaired and re-opened in the coming months.

Galway City Mayor’s Award winners 2013 announced

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Bernie O'Connell and the Board of Galway FC have been announced as Galway City Council Volunteers of the Year at the 11th Annual Mayor's Awards for Galway City on Tuesday night.

Award-winning pianist Eliza Puchianu to perform in new GMIT concert series

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Award-winning Romanian pianist Eliza Puchianu is to perform a programme of sonatas by Beethoven and Chopin in Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT) on Wednesday next, April 2, as part of a new series of concerts called ‘Magical Moments’ launched by the Institute.

Galway celebrates its heritage

Guided tours of Renmore Barracks and mediaeval Galway, classes in set dancing, and a lecture on the cosmos take place in Galway city as part of Heritage Week 2013.

Galway celebrates its heritage

Guided tours of Renmore Barracks and mediaeval Galway, classes in set dancing, and a lecture on the cosmos take place in Galway city as part of Heritage Week 2013.

Friends of Merlin Woods heritage week

The Friends of Merlin Woods Heritage Week begins on Saturday and runs until Sunday, August 25.

Galway City Mayor to honour 1940s rescue hero

Galway City Mayor, Cllr Terry O’Flahery, will today, June 20, unveil a commemorative seat in honour of Lawrence Craughwell at Blackrock in Salthill at 2.30pm.

New Greenways network to link castles in Galway city and county

University students, farmers, environmental campaigners, city residents, cycling advocates, heritage groups, local authority officials and politicians are joining forces to develop an ambitious network of ‘Greenways’ that will link up castles on the east side of Galway city with historical mansions and castles in the north and east of the county.

 

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