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Shine on — Galway Cathedral is lighting up the Galway skyline this winter

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One of Ireland’s most iconic buildings, Galway Cathedral is lighting up this winter. Galway Cathedral is visited by thousands of people each year and the building is one of the most popular sights to be used on marketing and promotional material for Galway and the west.

Did a midsummer murder silence a guilty pilot?

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In June 1858 Galway town was in a fever of excitement. Its vision for a magnificent transatlantic port off Furbo, reaching deep into in Galway Bay, where passangers from Britain, and throughout the island of Ireland, would be brought to their emigration ship in the comfort of a train, could now be scuppered by the apparent carelessness of the two local pilots.

Newtownsmith

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There is a very interesting map of “St Stephen’s Island” in Mary Naughten’s excellent little history of the Parish of St Francis in Woodquay. It is dated 1785 and shows the beginnings of what would be now known as Newtownsmith. It consisted mostly of small houses, yards, malt houses, and a burial ground. This ‘new town’ was largely built by the governors of the Erasmus Smith estate. In this suburb, a county courthouse was erected between 1812 and 1815, and a town courthouse during 1824. In 1823 it was objected that there were several suitable sites for a new courthouse ‘immediately in the town’ and that it was ’quite idle’ to lay foundations in Newtownsmith, or in any part of the suburb.

Take a Gourmet Taste Trail of Galway

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One of the highlights of this year's Galway Food Festival will be the taste trail of Galway, involving tours and excursions around the city and county, including explorations of the history of wild salmon fishery in Galway, visiting a range of different restaurants, and collecting seaweed along Silverstrand.

Macnas’s Shadow Lighter parade set to illuminate weekend

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The legendary Macnas Parade takes to the streets of Galway this Sunday at 5.30pm, to once again sprinkle its unique magic dust over the city streets. This year’s parade is entitled The Shadow Lighter and it celebrates the magical, mystical act of transformation.

Macnas's Shadow Lighter parade set to illuminate weekend

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The legendary Macnas Parade takes to the streets of Galway this Sunday at 5.30pm, to once again sprinkle its unique magic dust over the city streets. This year’s parade is entitled The Shadow Lighter and it celebrates the magical, mystical act of transformation.

‘A ghostly presence through trees and over bog’

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One of Ireland’s great engineering feats in the 19th century was the building of the Galway - Clifden railway. After 30 years of argument as to which was the best route, the first train steamed out of Galway to Oughterard on January 1 1895; and the final section to Clifden was finished by July of that year.

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