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Ford has produced its 10 millionth Mustang, which, it says, is America’s best-selling sports car of the last 50 years and the world’s best-selling sports car three years straight.
Salthill was a quiet fishing village, existing independently from Galway town, until the Victorian obsession for health and fresh air eventually came to the west of Ireland. Invigorating salt-sea baths, salt-water showers, and, as I mentioned in former weeks, confined bathing opportunities for women; but where men could hire togs for some manly swimming and diving. By 1828 it was noted that there were 40 to 50 neat lodges along its sea shore, where there were only two or three a few years before.
In the year 1527, it was decreed in one of the Galway Statutes that “At no time to use ne occupy ye hurling of ye little balle with the hookie sticks or staves, nor use no hand balle to play without the walls, but only the great foot balle”. It seems the authorities of the day were trying to limit the playing of hurling, but they might as well have tried to hold back the tide.
On-field rugby action for the season commences with a hugely attractive match between Connacht and Wasps at Dubarry Park, Athlone, on Saturday afternoon.
The Indian Cultural and Sports Community Galway will celebrate Indian Independence Day this Saturday, August 18, with a cultural event in the Salthill-Knocknacarra GAA Hall, Dr Mannix Road, from 2.30pm to 6.30pm.
Galway will host European royalty on Tuesday August 21, when His Imperial and Royal Highness Archduke Imre de Habsbourg-Lorraine of Austria, will participate in a ceremony at Galway Cathedral honouring his great-grandfather, Blessed Karl of Austria, who, as Karl I, was the last Habsburg Emperor.
You all know I’m sure where I’m going to begin this week, and it is about the women, precisely the women’s hockey team who came second in the World Cup and brought home the silver medals to Ireland.
A host of broadcasters from the Celtic regions have joined forces to set up an exciting new media production fund to develop new drama, animation, and factual programmes in the Celtic languages.
New car registrations in county Westmeath for July have experienced a decrease 7.21 percent on the same period last year. There were 1,622 new registrations compared to 1,748 in July 2017. This is according to the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) who issued the official 182 new vehicle registration figures for the month along with their second quarterly motor industry review of 2018.
For the first time ever, the master of the one-liner himself – Tim Vine – is bringing his stand-up tour to eight venues in Ireland, including Galway's Town Hall Theatre on Wednesday September 5.