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Galwegians get top marks for our friendliness

It is what we always knew, but now it is official - Galway is one of the most friendly cities in the world.

Council acquires property to homes twelve homeless families

The former Corrib Haven B&B on Upper Newcastle Road has been bought by the Galway City Council and will be converted into a family hub accommodation for 12 homeless families.

Hurling fever grips Galway

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Hurling fever has taken hold of Galway as the county prepares to tackle Limerick in this Sunday's decider at Croke Park, when Micheál Donoghue's senior men travel to Dublin, looking to secure back-to-back titles for the first time since 1988.

The Abbey Church

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In the year 1296, Uilliam Liath De Burgo started to build a monastery for the Franciscans on a site roughly where the Courthouse is today. It became known as “St Francis’ Abbey on the island of Saint Stephen on the north side of the town”. The island was formed by the river on the west side, and by a branch of the river running through what is Woodquay and Mary Street today, to join the main stream above O’Brien’s Bridge. A second and smaller island lay between St Stephen’s and the town wall, so in order to communicate with the town, two bridges were necessary, one at the junction of Mary Street and Abbeygate Street and the other at the Little Gate.

The Abbey Church

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In the year 1296, Uilliam Liath De Burgo started to build a monastery for the Franciscans on a site roughly where the Courthouse is today. It became known as “St Francis’ Abbey on the island of Saint Stephen on the north side of the town”. The island was formed by the river on the west side, and by a branch of the river running through what is Woodquay and Mary Street today, to join the main stream above O’Brien’s Bridge. A second and smaller island lay between St Stephen’s and the town wall, so in order to communicate with the town, two bridges were necessary, one at the junction of Mary Street and Abbeygate Street and the other at the Little Gate.

Half Way to Paddy’s Day American style BBQ

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Plans are already in full motion for Athlone's 2019 St Patrick’s Day parade. To kick off the event there will be a half way to Paddy’s Day American style BBQ on Friday August 10 at 6pm in the Bounty Rugby Club. Tickets are €10.

Local Sinn Fein councillor resigns from political party

Cllr. Paul Hogan has resigned from Sinn Fein with immediate effect. In a prepared statement, the councillor acknowledged that he "pursued every avenue internally" before opting to quit the political party he initially joined in 1998.

Athlone to be represented at the European Peoples’ Festival

A group of individuals from Athlone, Moate and north Westmeath are presently representing Ireland at the European People’s Festival in Lithuania from Saturday 21 to Saturday 28 July.

Don’t miss the inaugural Athlone Shannon Feastival this September

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Athlone, the heart of Ireland, is beating faster as the town gears up for the first ever Athlone Shannon Feastival this September 8 and 9.

Mayor calls for speedy rollout of HPV vaccine to teenage boys

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Extending the HPV vaccine, to protect against cervical cancer, to teenage boys, is a "common-sense, evidence based measure", and must be "rolled out" as soon as possible.

 

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