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‘Nobody wants to lose the races’, meeting hears

Since the six new proposed bypass routes were revealed, widespread fears have been expressed from all corners about the future of the Galway Races. The blue route allows for a tunnel to be built under the Ballybrit track, and manager John Maloney has expressed his belief that this development would lead to the racetrack closing for a period of two years.

Canonisation thanksgiving Mass at Ballybrit on Sunday

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The man described as the ‘most important person ever to visit Ballybrit Racecourse’ will be remembered with fondness there on Sunday at a special thanksgiving Mass at noon.

Galway County Show returns to former home

This year’s annual Galway County Show will return to the Galway Racecourse.

Let the races begin, here and in London

And so as we enter Olympic week, we use Olympic parlance — the baton of craic that is perpetually on the move in Galway is passed on in the relay team of Johns. First John Killeen grabbed it and ran at a speed of knots, sailing through the field, the wind at his back to pass it on to John Crumlish who took it with a little artistic flourish, had it repainted while it was in his hand, juggled it through the air, airkissed it before seeing the third John awaiting on the cusp of the last 100, and with the white flag being hoisted into the air, he passed it on to John Maloney who will, with a ‘wild lep’, jump over the last fence and bring the Galway summer to the finishing line with the applause of the audience ringing in his ears.

Mayo off-licences call on Government to introduce mandatory training for alcohol retailers

Mayo members of the National Off-Licence Association (NOffLA) have called on the Irish Government to introduce a mandatory training programme for all retailers of alcohol.

‘Seasamh’ to stand up during Dail protest for disability action

An innovative Kilkenny group is seeking funding and recognition from the government for the work that they do for people with disabilities.

The future is orange in Celtic Park

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Mullingar to benefit from €50m mental health investment

St Loman’s psychiatric hospital in Mullingar has been earmarked for closure as part of a €50 million HSE investment into mental health facilities, while a new community nursing unit has also been promised for the town.

Another first for IRD Kiltimagh with launch of outdoor gym

IRD Kiltimagh Ltd has scored another national first with the opening of the Adult Outdoor Gym adjacent to the beautiful Sculpture Park. The project is the first such fully dedicated facility of its type in Ireland.

Santa’s Son to bring Christmas early to Ballybrit

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Well readers, the 2008 Galway Races are virtually upon us and with the prophets of doom and gloom working overtime for the last two months this year’s festival has taken on the role as a barometer of the country’s financial state as well as being the top racing festival in the fair island of ours.

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