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A late penalty try by Buccaneers denied Galwegians this year's Connacht Senior League crown after a well-contested encounter at Dubarry Park on Saturday.
Galway and Irish sailing is mourning the loss of two giants of the sport.
Minister for the Diaspora and International Development Ciaran Cannon has welcomed the allocation of €5.991m under the Sound & Vision 3 Broadcasting Funding Scheme to 126 radio and television projects, among them a feature length documentary on the Tuam Babies, to be entitled Limbo.
It is a funny thing to feel completely prepared to live abroad, then realise, after saving for years, buying outlet converters, and booking a plane ticket across the Atlantic, that you forgot about one thing - contraception.
Equality-based education provider Educate Together held its first public meeting in Westport last Thursday night in the Castlecourt Hotel. Featuring talks by Educate Together regional development officer, Jennifer Buttner, and Castlebar ETNS principal Sarah Calvey, according to the organisers the meeting attracted a large turnout and has raised hopes that Educate Together’s Westport campaign will succeed in opening a primary school in 2018.
Why should we study history? Well, frankly, history is the study of human nature, and history most definitely repeats itself. History can teach us lessons so that we are forearmed when facing situations, better informed when planning to proceed. The history of the long campaign to establish the Regional Technical College (RTC, now the Galway Mayo Institute of Technology, GMIT) campus in Mayo contains, I believe, guidance on how the Castlebar based college can be rescued from those who oppose its survival.
More than 300 people from community and voluntary groups from all around County Galway were honoured at the Cathaoirleach’s Community Awards Ceremony last week in the Shearwater Hotel, Ballinasloe. The awards recognise and celebrate community and voluntary activity around County Galway. Twelve awards were up for grabs after a record number of nominations were received.
A team selection from Mayo’s Boxing Development Unit clashed with their Donegal counterparts in St Anne’s boxing club Westport. Designed to take our young prospects out of their comfort zone, these inter-county tests produce some extraordinary performances.
A public meeting taking place next week will hear details of an action plan for the long-awaited new community centre for Ballinfoyle and Castlegar.
GMIT has appointed Dr Lisa Ryan to the new post of Head of Department of Natural Sciences and Eamon Walsh to the post of Head of Department of Accounting and Information Systems at GMIT’s Galway (Dublin Road) campus.