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The Galway Study Centre is offering an intensive week of revision during Easter. Leaving Cert and Junior Cert courses will take place during the second week of the holidays from Tuesday, April 3, to Saturday, April 7. Bookings are also being taken for a strictly supervised study programme for Leaving Cert students which will take place from Monday, March 26, to Friday, March 30.
In 2014, Galway saw the opening of its first mosque - the Mosque of Mary on the Old Monivea Road, Ballybrit. It was erected by the Ahmadiyya Muslim community which is headed by Imam Ibrahim Noonan, a man with strong faith and a fascinating life story as I discovered when meeting him for an afternoon chat in the House Hotel.
The Connaught Buildings on Mainguard Street originally housed Connolly’s, one of the largest hardware and fancy goods shops in Galway. It had an impressive four storey facade on the front and five storeys on the Church Street side. In 1934 the ground floor was leased by four tenants. A fire started on the first floor, the flames spread rapidly, and smoke could be seen rolling from the building. Half clad figures fought their way bravely down the stairs which threatened to give away any minute. The damage was extensive and estimated at £1,000, but much of the sum was made up of the stock of the ground floor tenants which included a lock-up fruit and vegetable shop rented by Mr P Hennigan. A Mr McDonnell and his brother had a tailoring business on the first floor.
A Galway woman was crowned queen-bee at the annual Irish Redhead Convention last weekend.