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From Mervue to mayhem and murder: The McGowan Trilogy 

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The McGowan Trilogy by Seamus Scanlon is back for one night only at the main auditorium of the Town Hall.

Merlin Woods and Circle of Life events planned for Heritage Week

An exciting programme of Galway events is planned to celebrate Heritage Week which  begins on Sunday.

‘Strike a blow’ and get in the ring for Galway Hospice

After a very successful launch last year, Strike a Blow is returning in 2015 for its second round and this time your efforts will help the Galway Hospice.

Taoiseach welcomes landing of fiber optic cable in Killala

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The West of Ireland is set to become a key telecommunications and data gateway over the coming months with the construction of a new transatlantic fibre optic cable system which will have the capacity to handle up to one third of the world’s telephone calls.  This follows the installation of the Irish portion of the cable in Killala, on Friday – the first time a cable of this type has been connected to the Western region.

Knock getting ready for massive influx of pilgrims for National Novena

Knock Shrine in Co Mayo is getting ready for a massive influx of up to 150,000 pilgrims for the annual National Novena, which starts today, August 14 and continues for nine days. This year’s Novena has an international flavour. The Archbishop of New York, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, will be in Knock Shrine on Friday to perform the official opening of the nine day programme. His Eminence is leading a group of some 170 pilgrims from the Archdiocese of New York, who arrived to Mayo on Sunday morning as part of a historic first chartered pilgrimage flight by Aer Lingus between New York and Ireland West Airport Knock.

Green light for IWAK State funding

The news that Ireland West Airport Knock has been given the green light by the European Commission for State aid under Core Airport Management Operational Expenditure (OPEX) Scheme and a Regional Airports Capital Expenditure Grant (CAPEX) has been welcomed by warmly by the Government TDs in the county.

Barna - And a Grecian princess

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The Dillons were a well known and respected family in Galway. It was put about that it was his determination that his five children should have a thorough knowledge of the Irish language, that led professor Tom Dillon, and his wife Geraldine (Plunkett), and their two maids, to leave the rambling Dangan House, and to settle in Barna, a small Irish speaking fishing village, four miles on the other side of the town.

 

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