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Art exhibitions at the Galway Fringe Festival

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THE ORGANISERS of the Galway Fringe Festival have done a terrific job in transforming the former snooker hall beside the Victoria Hotel on Queen Street, off Eyre Square, into a art gallery for this year’s festival.

The Augustinian nunnery

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The Augustinian Friars have been in Galway since 1508 when Margaret Athy, whose husband was mayor at the time, built a friary at Forthill, near a spring called St Augustine’s Well, the waters whereof wrought miraculous cures. In O’Flaherty’s Iar-Chonnacht, there is reproduced a document in which a miraculous cure is attested to by the signatures of several witnesses.

The Head of the River

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In 1976 a group of likeminded people got together to work out a way to make the sport of rowing in Galway more competitive. They decided the best way to achieve this was to set up a new club, and so Tribesmen Rowing Club was formed. Starting a new rowing club is an expensive business so they began a number of fundraising activities, running raffles, organising dances, etc. They managed to get their first crew on the water in 1977.

Colleran’s auction next week

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Two city centre properties included in Colleran auctioneers’ March 12 auction are proving of big interest to first time buyers and investors because of their location and attractive price. Both properties are in need of attention, making them affordable and giving purchasers the opportunity to add value.

The Galway General Omnibus Company

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Our photograph today shows a Karrier double-decker bus which was operated by the Galway General Omnibus Company. It was taken at the Spring Show in the RDS in 1924, before it went into revenue earning service. The side panel carries the name of the company, but not the crest. The small lettering on the chassis below the word ‘Galway’ reads ’12 m.p.h.’ A major problem with this type of vehicle was its chain drive which frequently slipped off and caused breakdowns. The bus had solid-tyred wheels and was uncomfortable to ride in.

A postcard of Toft’s Amusements

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The Toft family were associated with Eyre Square for many years since 1883 when they first brought a carnival there.

A feast of theatre @ Galway Fringe Festival

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FROM EPIC, ancient, voyages to the ‘girls night out’, from stories of bag ladies to the return of Christ, the Galway Fringe Festival theatre strand has it all.

Countdown to Colleran’s next auction

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Colleran auctioneers will hold an auction at 3pm in the Victoria Hotel on Thursday July 17, and will be offering some strongly desired properties in the city centre.

Galway Fringe Festival - a fortnight of events

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MORE THAN 100 events will take place during the Galway’s Fringe Festival which runs from July 12 to 28, including a new play by Mick Donnellan, author of Gun Metal Grey.

Reggae vibes with Murray Man

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MURRAY MAN, one of the leading reggae singers and producers in Britain, is coming to Galway to headline a Rootical Sound System concert.

 

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