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A mountain rescue team was given a helping hand during a mission in Letterfrack recently by utilising smartphone technology for the first time to locate a number of stranded hillwalkers and bring them to safety.
Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology is holding three separate open information events in January, the first in Castlebar on Thursday, January 10, from 7pm to 9pm, the second in Galway on Saturday, January 19, at 11am, and the third in Letterfrack on Friday, January 25, at 1pm.
There is a sadness that envelopes anyone who takes the time to stroll around the former industrial school at Letterfrack. The sculpture in memory of those who suffered there in the adjacent church is also a silent reminder that screams out at us in a way the children who were incarcerated there were unable to do. In the dark days of the fifties, sixties and seventies, when hope was in short supply in Ireland, it was even less in abundance for those who were placed there often through no fault of their own, abandoned by the State to become the sexual and physical playthings of a brutish regime.
Some two thousand students will receive awards from GMIT during the institute’s annual graduation ceremonies, which take place in Galway and Mayo this month.
Twenty-seven local heroes were rewarded for their contributions to voluntary work in the community by the Connemara Chamber of Commerce.
The Connemara Rough Diamond is a unique adventure race held once a year on June 2 in the heart of wild and rugged Connemara.
The Five Year School Building Programme announced recently by Education and Skills Minister Ruairi Quinn has been under heavy criticism this week with many describing the exclusion of Clifden Community School as shocking and anti-rural.
Public meetings against the Government’s proposed household charge will be held across County Galway and in Galway city over the coming days.
More than €347,000 in funding has been allocated for the development of an astro turf pitch in Letterfrack and the development of a sustainable garden at St Brigit’s Garden in Rossachill.
Several television networks are to broadcast the recent Trail World Championships organised by Run Connemara in a development which has been hailed as a major boost for the event.