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Call for businesses to support Galway Pride Festival

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The Galway Pride Festival returns in August and the festival organisers are calling on the businesses across the city to partner with and support the festival and “tap into the ‘pink pound’.”

SeaFest a resounding success as 60,000 visitors flock to harbour

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More than 60,000 visitors came to SeaFest last weekend to enjoy an action-packed programme centred on Galway Harbour.

McDonnell becomes county's first citizen

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Fianna Fáil councillor Al McDonnell was elected as the new Cathaoirleach of Mayo County Council for the next 12 months on Monday morning this week at the council's annual general meeting. This is the second time that Cllr McDonnell has been elected as Cathoirleach, having previously worn the chain of office in 1998. The Ballyglass based councillor first became a councillor in 1987 when he replaced former minister and European commissioner Padráig Flynn on the council, and he has been elected to the council in each of the subsequent local elections since.

First part of local authority funding for IWAK to be paid over

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The first portion of the €7.3 million investment by seven local authorities from the region into Ireland West Airport Knock as part of a proposal spearheaded by Mayo County Council will be paid over to the airport in coming weeks. The initiative, which was first mooted in late 2014, will see county councils in Mayo, Galway, Roscommon, Sligo, Leitrim, Donegal, and Galway City Council purchase a 17.5 per cent stake in the airport, which celebrated its 30th birthday this year. 

After a wet winter, sun shines on Thoor Ballylee as Sabina Higgins opens Yeats exhibition

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On Saturday the sun bathed South Galway for the unveiling of the new Yeats Exhibition in Thoor Ballylee which is now open to the public every day over the summer.

Ballyhaunis business wins regional award at National Enterprise Awards

The Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Ms. Mary Mitchell O’ Connor T.D. has presented a Regional Award to Big Red Barn Ltd from Ballyhaunis, Co. Mayo at this year’s National Enterprise Awards.

Get painting 'En plein air' this June

Listed in The Irish Times as number eight in its list of 50 Things To Do in Ireland This Summer, a free open-air painting/sketching event for adults takes place in Castlebar on Saturday June 18 from 11am to 5pm.

Dolan elected new Mayor of Athlone Municipal District


Help sought for tri-weekly city clean ups

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Galway City Tidy Towns will be starting its tri-weekly clean ups on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays, starting this Saturday, meeting at The Blue Note, opposite the Galway Volunteer Centre.

Westport sculpture nominated in Irish Architecture Awards

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The public realm space The Sentinel sculpture in Westport, is among 50 projects shortlisted for this year’s RIAI Irish Architecture Awards, which were announced by The Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI). The Sentinal sculpture which was created by Ronan Halpin was commissioned by Westport Town Council in 2013 following the town winning the award for the ‘Best Place to Live in Ireland’.


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