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I am an optimist by nature

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Labour Party leader Brendan Howlin made a whistle-stop visit to Galway last week, during which he sat with the Galway Advertiser and candidly reflected on Labour’s recent electoral travails while looking forward to restoring the party’s fortunes.

Athlone’s amenities highlighted at World Canal Conference reception

The World Canals Conference took place this week in Athlone and brought together canal and waterway enthusiasts, professionals and academics from around the world.

Coláiste Éinde, ninety years

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Coláiste Éinde was founded very shortly after the State itself was founded. The aim was to educate boys through the medium of Irish so that they would go on to St Patrick’s teacher training college, get secure employment for life, and in turn, teach a new generation of boys through Irish. It started life in Furbo House, an old house belonging to the Blake family. A domestic problem arose within the family who owned the house, so the school’s stay there was brief and they had to leave at Christmas 1930. The college was transferred to Talbot House in Talbot Street, Dublin, the following month.

Baboró 2018 - a feast of family fun

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A feast of family fun involving theatre, puppetry, dance, music, exhibitions, film, literature, talks, and workshops await Galway when the 22nd Baboró International Arts Festival for Children returns from October 15 to 21.

How World War I changed Galway’s horsepower

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Salthill began to really liven up with the arrival of the Dublin to Galway train in 1851. Holidaymakers arrived at the resort in some style. Trains were met at the station by horse-drawn ‘cars’ or ‘buses’ which went out directly to the seaside.

Greens call on council to phase out use of glyphosate based herbicides

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The Green Party is calling on the Galway City Council to follow the lead of Dublin City Council, which has recently announced a trial of alternatives to glyphosates, a herbicide over which there are health and environmental concerns.

Ford produces its ten-millionth best selling Mustang

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Ford has produced its 10 millionth Mustang, which, it says, is America’s best-selling sports car of the last 50 years and the world’s best-selling sports car three years straight.

Galway Jazz Festival 2018

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WHO SAYS festival season is over in Galway? The Comedy Carnival is on the way, as is the Oyster Festival, and visual arts fest TULCA, while this week saw the line-up for the 2018 Galway Jazz Festival announced.

Thin Lizzy's Brian Downey to play Monroe's

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BRIAN DOWNEY, a founder-member of Thin Lizzy, and the drummer with that peerless and influential Irish hard rock band, is coming to Galway to give a concert at Monroe's.

VW to offer zero-emission car sharing services in future

Volkswagen has announced that will be offering its customers car sharing services in future. It will start in Germany from next year., followed by an International rollout from 2020, initially in major cities in Europe, North America and Asia. The fleet will consist entirely of electric vehicles.

 

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