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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.
STEVEN SHARPE and Katie O’Connor are frequent collaborators and the singer-songwriters will again join forces, as they play a gig to raise funds for the Galway Rape Crisis Centre.
Galway United interim manager Gary O’Connor is hopeful the Tribesmen can deliver an improved performance against Shelbourne in tomorrow's SSE Airtricity League first division encounter at Eamonn Deacy Park (7.45pm).
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.
A cursory glance at the final score of this one would give those who weren’t paying attention to the action the impression that this was just another regulation win for a division one team against a lower ranked side in the qualifiers.
Following on from their victory over Limerick on Saturday, Mayo were drawn out of the hat to face Tipperary in round two of the All Ireland football qualifiers.
Mayo swatted away the challenge of Limerick with ease in the Gaelic Grounds on Saturday evening going home with a 18 point win against their hosts.
There was no third time lucky for Mayo against Galway, as the Tribesmen came to town and went home with the win in front of a packed house of 29,449 paying spectators.
Ireland is one of the best-known countries in the western world for a reason. While many people who visit the country do so because of the nation's overwhelming natural beauty, fewer go in with a full understanding of just how much amazing culture is also on offer. From the small towns to the largest cities, Ireland has many gems, some hidden and some on full display. In this article we aim to take a look at the western city of Galway, to see just what it offers for visitors both foreign and domestic.
On December 7 1922, Pádraic Ó Máille TD and his friend Sean Hales TD of Cork, walked out of a hotel on Ormonde Quay, by Dublin’s river Liffy. They just had lunch, and were on their way back to the Dáil in Leinster House, a short drive away. Ó Máille, Galway city and Connemara’s first TD, had been appointed Leas Ceann Comhairle (deputy speaker ).