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Merlin Park - An epilogue

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Merlin Park House was a large late Georgian pile surrounded by trees, but built on a sufficient height that it enjoyed views of Galway Bay. It was originally built in the early 19th century by the influential Blake family, who were renowned for throwing wild parties and hunting with the hounds.

International outcry at Athenia sinking

Week III

Perfect starter home/investment properties in Gleann Na Rí

DNG Maxwell Heaslip & Leonard brings to market these two bedroom apartments in the popular development of Gleann na Rí, Merlin Park. This apartment complex is located within walking distance of GMIT, close to Merlin Park Hospital, and on a bus route to Galway city centre.

DNG Maxwell Heaslip & Leonard launches spring auctions

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With a slight but noticeable lengthening in daylight hours, and as we welcome the second month of 2017, the auction team at DNG Maxwell Heaslip & Leonard are once again gearing up for a busy auction season, which kicks off with the company's spring auction on Thursday March 2.

The knights ride to the rescue

I have written before about the woeful lack of ambulances that serviced the old Central Hospital, especially in the 1930s. That shortage became acute during the war. Because of the severe rationing of petrol, and the unavailability of spare parts, for a long period only two ambulances were available for the whole county. As they were frequently on the road simultaneously there was no reserve vehicle to answer any emergency.

TB epidemic - getting the message across

It is no coincidence that the Regional (now the University College) Hospital and Merlin Park opened almost simultaneously in the mid 1950s. The Old Central Hospital, which had opened in 1922, became unfit for purpose, mainly due to overcrowding, and the difficulty accommodating long stay tuberculosis patients. Tuberculosis, or TB, was, in the early decades of the 20th century, at epidemic proporations. The same year that the Central Hospital opened, the same year as the foundation of our State, there were 4,614 deaths from TB; 611 were children under 15 years.

Health services struggle during war years

From the mid 1930s to the mid 1950s Galway medical services were on the verge of collapse. The situation at the Central Hospital was particularly chaotic. By 1933 the hospital had a nominal 317 acute beds but overcrowding soon became a permanent feature of the general and medical wards. In March 1938 the number of patients exceeded the beds by 10, with 251 in general wards, 52 in the fever, and 24 in maternity. It was common practice to accommodate patients on mattresses laid out between the beds.

Merlin Park is 'optimum site' for new Galway hospital says chamber

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The Galway Chamber has come out in support for a new hospital for the city to be located at Merlin Park, with chamber president Conor O’Dowd calling for a "new acute hospital" that will "meet the needs" of Galway and the West.

Dismay at go-ahead for Merlin Park

Community groups and members of the local community are disappointed with the Galway City Council's decision to rezone meadows in Merlin Park.

Stunning three bed duplex in showhouse condition

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Caiseal Cam, Roscam, Galway is found on the east side of Galway city. The development forms part of an award winning O'Malley estate which was constructed in the mid 2000s and comprises a mixture of semidetached, terraced, duplex, and apartment residences, which overlook manicured lawns with mature trees and shrubbery found throughout.

 

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