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Forecast is positive for Athlone based app development company

Athlone based development company Moonswing has enhanced its 'Aimsir' weather forecast iPhone and iPad app with the addition of the voice of Westmeath native and local primary school teacher Clíodhna Ní Chonaill.

Galway’s CLAIRE Molloy named as Ireland captain for the Women’s Rugby World Cup

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Claire Molloy has been named as Ireland’s captain for the upcoming Women’s Rugby World Cup.

Galway's Molloy named as Ireland captain for the Women's Rugby World Cup

Claire Molloy has been named as Ireland's captain for the upcoming Women's Rugby World Cup.

Galway was ready to receive SS Athenia survivors

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In the early afternoon of Monday September 4 1939, Galway’s harbour master, Captain Tom Tierney, was amazed to be contacted by radio from a Norwegian freighter Knute Nelson. It was steaming south towards Galway with 430 survivors from the passenger liner SS Athenia, which had been torpedoed 250 miles north-west of Inishtrahull Island, off the Donegal coast. Many of the survivors needed medical attention. Was Galway in a position to offer aid and safety?

 

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