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Fiction writing classes for September

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THE SHORT story writer and poet Susan Millar DuMars will host a series of creative writing classes in fiction, which will take place on Wednesdays, from 7pm to 9pm, and run for eight weeks, starting September 23.

Newcastle residents dismayed at NUIG plans for student residences

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A large number of residents in Newcastle have expressed their displeasure at plans by NUI Galway to build additional student residences in the area. The college recently applied for permission to build the accommodation in Upper Newcastle and the proposed development consists of a five-storey block fronted by three four-storey blocks, to house more than 450 students. The residences are to be located between the existing Corrib Village and homes on Upper Newcastle road.

Water Babies autumn term

Water Babies' autumn term starts the week of August 24 and the company is now taking bookings for classes. Classes take place in Galway in the Clayton Hotel, Salthill, Claregalway, Athenry, and Enable Ireland in Newcastle.

Light rail group outline their unhappiness with bypass proposals

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The GLUAS working group, which has been campaigning for a light rail system in Galway since 2007, has made a submission to Galway City Council outlining its disapointment with the proposals for a new Galway bypass.

Galway woman Aisling Hillary being fancied in some quarters to take the Rose of Tralee crown

There has been some interest in the Rose of Tralee betting market in the past week, with reports of substantial support for London Rose, Aisling Hillary.

Race week — the turning of the year in Galway

Everyone gets a gig during Race Week. For those who want it, and even for those who don’t - there’s always an opportunity to turn a few tricks. A trick here, a trick there. It’s as if the world will end come Sunday and a great opportunity to make money will have been lost. And long may it continue. With the clink clink clink of the hammers taking down the Big Top and the ‘up ya boyo’ of the racing fraternity replacing it,  Race Week is the turning of the year for us here in Galway.  The passing of the year from before the races to after the races. The beginning of the official countdown to the festive season. Before now, you’re not allowed mention it and even now, you’d be loath to even joke that its good news for insomniacs, with just five sleeps ’til Christmas.

Winters Property takes the lead in solving the housing crisis

Winters Property Management is taking the lead in addressing the rental housing crisis facing cities and colleges across Ireland. The company plans on rolling out a pilot scheme in Galway city, which may alleviate some of the pressure caused by the worst accommodation crisis in 15 years. 

€5m property sales at O’Donnellan & Joyce all day summer property auction

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Pioneer of the all day property auction regionally, Galway’s leading auctioneer O’Donnellan & Joyce saw its 10th all day auction reach property sales of €5m last Friday, a bumper catalogue, and a start for vendors and buyers with investors and first time buyers out in force. 

€5m property sales at O’Donnellan & Joyce all day summer property auction

Pioneer of the all day property auction regionally, Galway’s leading auctioneer O’Donnellan & Joyce saw its 10th all day auction reach property sales of €5m last Friday, a bumper catalogue, and a start for vendors and buyers with investors and first time buyers out in force. 

Deadline looms for Over The Edge New Writer of The Year competition

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THE DEADLINE for the 2015 Over The Edge New Writer of The Year competition, which is open to both poets and fiction writers, is Wednesday August 5, and there is a prize fund of €1,000 up for grabs.

 

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