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Galway Actors Workshop's new spin on The Snow Queen

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HANS CHRISTIAN Andersen’s classic story, The Snow Queen, gets a daring modern makeover from Galway Actors Workshop in a new production at the Town Hall studio from Wednesday December 9 to Saturday 12 at 8.30pm.

Flooding hits Galway as OPW stays silent, says Rabbitte

Cllr Anne Rabbitte has expressed her “extreme frustration” with Minister Simon Harris and the Office of Public Works for its continued failure to supply official maps to allow Galway County Council to draw up a credible flood plan.

Andrew Drysdale appointed General Manager of the Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa, Galway

The Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa, Galway has announced the appointment of Andrew Drysdale as General Manager. The Shannon native, joins from Farnham Estate Golf & Spa Resort, Co Cavan where he worked as General Manager since 2012. 

Plans for Athlone to Galway Greenway come to a halt

The development of the Dublin to Galway Greenway has been “paused”, according to the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Paschal Donohoe.

Questions asked of ESB in relation to 2009 flooding in Athlone

Councillor Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran has questioned the role of the ESB in the disastrous floods that hit Athlone in 2009.

Joe Young’s ‘Windy Waters’

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James Hardiman, in his history of Galway, mentions a spring well that was reputedly 1,000 years old. He described it as “A Chalybeate spring of the same class as the celebrated Scarborough Waters, outside the East Gate was in great repute here. A spa house has been erected over it by a Mr. Eyre (who sailed with Columbus when America was discovered) and is much frequented.” Hardiman attributed to the tonic qualities of the water the numerous instances of longevity which he observed in the district.

Crime in the Country

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The alarming activities of feral criminal gangs who roam the countryside preying on innocent victims was once again highlighted in unequivocal terms last week. Armed with a shotgun, handgun, and machete, seven thugs terrorised Mark and Emma Corcoran and their three young daughters during a violent robbery, which took place at their home in Tipperary on the night of November 20, 2013. The details of this devastating attack has shocked Ireland and the idea that such violence and brutality could be witnessed by three children is sickening and extremely frightening. Indeed, if it was not for the fast thinking actions of Mrs Corcoran to make a 999 call and leave her phone active under her bed, these criminals may still be walking our streets today and inflicting further mayhem on rural Ireland.

Attractive waterside residence on the market

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A beautiful residence in a picturesque location has come on the market in Athlone.

More than 4,000 turn out for Athlone River Festival and Food Village

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The dreary weather failed to dampen the mood last weekend as more than 4,000 people attended the Athlone River Festival and Food Village.

Tommy Tiernan to play the Radisson Blu Hotel Athlone

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Ahead of his Out of the Whirlwind - The Shannon Tour, comic Tommy Tiernan took some time out to chat with me about the reasons behind the tour, Athlone, improvised comedy, and the purpose of stand-up in life.

 

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