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The dredging of the river

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The main channel discharging all the water from loughs Corrib and Mask is the Galway River, flowing from Lough Corrib through the city to the sea. Among the structures built in 1850 and the following years, during the course of a drainage scheme carried out by what was then known as The Board of Public Works in Ireland, was the main regulating weir across the Corrib at Waterside. Its function was to control the river level at Galway in the interests of draining, milling, and navigation. It was built at a point in the river where the water descended though rapids.

Why did Robert Gregory reach for the sky?

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On February 2 1918, a day after she heard that her only son had died while flying with his squadron on the Italian front, Lady Gregory wrote briefly to WB Yeats: ‘The long dreaded telegram has come - Robert has been killed in action ….it is very hard to bear.’

Labour to host public meeting on housing crisis

Labour Party Leader Brendan Howlin will attend a public meeting on the housing crisis, which takes place on Thursday November 16 at 7.30pm in the Clybaun Hotel, Knocknacarra.

Planning permission granted for new bridge across the River Shannon

 

City councillors vote down proposal to reduce Property Tax

The local property tax is set to rise in 2019 to reflect the increases in house prices in Galway over the past four years - meaning Galwegians are likely to be hit with substantially higher rates in the coming years, Sinn Féin has warned.

City councillors vote down proposal to reduce Property Tax

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The local property tax is set to rise in 2019 to reflect the increases in house prices in Galway over the past four years - meaning Galwegians are likely to be hit with substantially higher rates in the coming years, Sinn Féin has warned.

Three-bedroom home in popular residential area

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Property: 35 Monksfield, Bealnamulla, Athlone, Roscommon

Connaught Street property has investment potential

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Address: 47 Connaught Street, Athlone

Councillors call special meeting to discuss Local Property Tax rate

A decision on the Local Property Tax rate for the county has been deferred until next Monday due to concerns about a shortfall in Galway County Council’s budget. At this week’s local authority meeting it was agreed that a special meeting will be held next week to discuss the matter.

 

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