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Salthill was a quiet fishing village, existing independently from Galway town, until the Victorian obsession for health and fresh air eventually came to the west of Ireland. Invigorating salt-sea baths, salt-water showers, and, as I mentioned in former weeks, confined bathing opportunities for women; but where men could hire togs for some manly swimming and diving. By 1828 it was noted that there were 40 to 50 neat lodges along its sea shore, where there were only two or three a few years before.
A meeting to discuss the options of developing a community centre in Newcastle will be held in the area on Tuesday week, August 28.
alway city comes alive with runners on Saturday evening for the 33rd edition of the famous Streets of Galway 8k Road Race.
O’Donnellan & Joyce auctioneers is back after the summer holidays with the next in its series of Wild Atlantic Way property auctions, and the autumn auction is gearing up to be the largest auction the west of Ireland has ever seen.
Bus Éireann is accommodating festival fans with night weekend services on two key city routes for the upcoming Galway International Arts Festival,
Galway city councillors have slammed the application for the proposed student housing development at the Westwood Hotel site in Dangan.
The Connacht Mineral Water Company was incorporated 80 years ago tomorrow, on July 6 1938. The first board meeting was held on July 18 and the following were appointed as directors: John Keane, chairman; John E Cotter, vice-chairman; and Paul O’Dea, secretary and managing director.
When President Michael D Higgins, officially opened the new Our Lady’s Boys’ Club clubhouse in 2015, he said: “Like so many successful community initiatives, OLBC was founded and built on vision, a spirit of participation and a will to make a genuine and positive difference to the community. When Fr Leonard Shiel SJ established a club in 1940, I doubt that he realised just how enduring his vision would be. Today, OLBC is the longest running youth club in the country and has woven its way into the fabric of community life in Galway, welcoming members from many neighbourhoods including Shantalla, Westside, Ballinfoyle, Rahoon, Corrib Park, and Newcastle.