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Tributes paid to visionary Dr Chris Coughlan

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Tributes were being paid last evening to industrial and cultural visionary Dr Chris Coughlan, who died suddenly this week. Through his involvement with a variety of commercial and cultural organisations in the city, Dr Coughlan made an immense contribution to the development of Galway, spearheading most of the current plans for future-proofing the city.

Popular choices as Galway People of the Year winners are named

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The people chosen as Galway People of the Year Award winners 2017 were announced at a press reception in the Galway Bay Hotel at the week end and will be honoured at a Gala Banquet and Presentation to be held in the Galway Bay Hotel on Friday March 19.

Remembering Connemara journalist Nollaig Ó Gadhra

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A collection of essays celebrating the life and work of Nollaig Ó Gadhra, journalist, lecturer, historian and activist, will be launched tomorrow Friday September 29 in the Connemara Coast Hotel in Furbo by Junior Minister Seán Kyne TD.

Galway to host Ireland’s biggest Med Tech conference and Expo

Galway is the epicentre of medical technology expertise in the West of Ireland, and it is about to put Ireland on the map for growing that industry with Medical Technology Ireland’s Expo and Conference 2017 coming to Ballybrit Racecourse next week.

Knock gets ready for influx of pilgrims for annual novena

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The village of Knock is preparing for an influx of up to 120,000 to 150,000 people next week during the National Novena to Our Lady of Knock - which will run from Monday, August 14, to Wednesday, August 23. The annual novena at the Marian Shrine is one of the biggest events to draw people into the county each year and this year is no different. This year is the 40th year of the National Novena to Our Lady of Knock, the original intention behind the Novena was to recognise the unique role that Knock has to play in the life of the Irish church. The theme of this year's pilgrimage is 'Living Life to the Full' and there will be a number of guest speakers, and daily workshops along with services taking place over the nine days of the novena. Ceremonies will take place at 3pm and 8.30pm and workshops at 12 noon and 6pm each day.

Fears grow that Athenry will lose Apple Data Centre as US giant announces second Danish plant

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Fears are growing that the proposed Apple data centre, and the more than 400 jobs it could create for County Galway, could be lost, as it remains stalled over legal and planning issues, while Apple are progressing two such centres in Denmark.

US Ambassador visits the Portershed.

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The Ag Tech seminar was the highlight of a two day visit to Galway by an economic delegation from St. Louis who also visited Galway Technology Center and NUIG. The seminar which was over-subscribed engaged both Ag-Tech academia and industry leaders in lively panel discussions. The visit was part of an initiative to further develop existing relationships globally and to create more business opportunities for west of Ireland companies in international markets. Pictured are Tim Novak, World Trade Center, St. Louis; Shelia Sweeney, Chair St. Louis County Council, US Ambassador to Ireland Kevin O’Malley; Maurice O’Gorman, Chair GCID, Conor O’Dowd President Galway Chamber and John Breslin, Senior Lecturer NUIG and GCID Board member.

The Unlucky Cabin Boy

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A GRIPPING true drama of shipwreck, cannibalism, and survival comes to the Black Box Theatre next week in the shape of the musical drama, The Unlucky Cabin Boy. Devised by Gúna Nua Theatre Company with playwright Mike Finn and The Brad Pitt Light Orchestra, the show tells the story of teenager Patrick O’Brien of Limerick.

Westport United move one step closer to the title

Westport United maintained their four point cushion at the weekend thanks to a facile 7-1 away win over relegated Straide and Foxford Utd. Both Mark McNally and Jamie Fallon bagged braces along with efforts from Pat Fitzgerald and Dave Cameron and an unfortunate own goal. It was plain sailing for the Covies throughout who had built up a comfortable 5-0 interval advantage.

Mícheál  Ó Droighneáin, 1916 veteran

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Mícheál Ó Droighneáin was born in Spiddal. He left school when he was 14 and got a job in McCambridge’s for 6d a week. Lady Killanin convinced him to go back to school and he became a monitor, went on to training college in Dublin, and it was there he became a Nationalist. “I became a member of the IRB towards the end of 1910 when I was teaching in Dublin [from August 1910 to January 1913]. Then I came to my native place, teaching in Spiddal for one year and then coming to Furbo.”

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