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There are so many bloggers nowadays, there has never been as much information available about the topics which interest us. And the majority of people are concerned with healthy eating. And as a nation, we certainly need to be, as we are heavier than ever. Scary recent figures indicate that 85 per cent of Irish women will be overweight and 57 per cent obese by 2030 while around 89 percent of Irish men will be classified as overweight, with some 48 per cent obese.
Galway based property firm IAM-SOLD, which currently operates The Connacht Property Auction and The Munster Property Auction, has announced the launch of a new auction in Leinster, with its first public auction event being held on July 23.
THE DARKER, heavier side of music, the beautiful black beast unleashed originally by Black Sabbath in 1970, will be heard, performed, and celebrated at the Dark Arts Fest in The Cellar this Saturday.
FOLLOWING THEIR Big Top concert tomorrow night, Kodaline will be heading to HALO to play a DJ set at the Abbeygate Street venue from 11pm.
Exhibit B, one of the flagship events at this years Galway International Arts Festival, has been branded a "racist installation", and a direct appeal has been made to the festival to remove it from its programme, in spite of the fact that the show is currently running in the Black Box Theatre.
The hugely successful Golden Island shopping centre in Athlone is up for sale, and is expected to sell for around €40 million, according to reports this week.
Opel is set to launch the next level of vehicle connectivity this September in Ireland with OnStar. The system, which has been available in the United States for over 19 years, provides a range of real-time services such as emergency response and road-side assistance, vehicle diagnostics and much more. High speed Wi-Fi for up to seven devices will also become available during 2016.
After just one month in the UK and 12 years after the original XC90 took the title, the new Volvo XC90 has been named Car of the Year 2015 and Large SUV of the Year category winner at this year’s Auto Express New Car Awards 2015.
The first documented reference to the Galway Fishery is found in the Pipe Rolls, a collection of financial records maintained by the British Treasury. The Rolls of 1283 AD refer to the fishery at the time being part of the property of Walter De Burgo. The fishery passed through several ownerships until 1521 when Henry VIII granted a licence to Janet and Anthony Lynch to have three nets upon the river of Galway between the bridge and the sea and to build one water mill upon the river wherever they thought proper. In 1570 Elizabeth I granted the mayor, bailiffs, and commonality of the town and their successors “The customs of one salmon every Wednesday out of the Great Weir, a salmon every Saturday out of the High Weir, a salmon every Friday out of the ‘hale’ (haul) net and as many eels as shall be taken in one day out of twenty eel weirs.”
Last Sunday President Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina led the distinguished guests of St Patrick's Brass Band at the memorial concert for the band's late president and long serving member Tom Feeney. Mr Feeney, a native of Bohermore who passed away in December of last year, was deeply involved with the band and played a key role in the band's revival in the 1960s.