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The Connacht Property Auction is gearing up for its end of year auction

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The Connacht Property Auction will hold its final public auction event of the year on Thursday November 22 at 7pm in Menlo Park Hotel, Galway. The auction will offer properties for sale from across Mayo, Galway, Leitrim, Roscommon, and Sligo.

Follow the Curiosity Trail in Galway’s Westend

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THREE DAYS of free events hits Galway’s Westend tomorrow, Saturday, and Sunday during the Westend Curiosity Trail, featuring music, art, talks, readings, and discussions.

Aspirations as Athlone aims for ultimate litter free status

A litter free Athlone within three to five years, ensuring the town is the best possible urban area in which to live, work and recreate is the ultimate goal of a unified steering group, comprising the Municipal District, Athlone Business Champions initiative and the Tidy Towns committee.

EY to double staff headcount in Galway by 2020

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Professional services and consultancy firm EY will double the number of employees at its Galway office by 2020, creating 35 new jobs in the region.

Travelling with a message — CEO takes to the road with a whiteboard in a rockstar motorhome

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Well-known Galway businessman and inventor Michael FitzGerald, founder and CEO of OnePageCRM, is setting off on a 30-day road trip around the UK, calling on SMEs, his customers and politicians with a bold message to think global.

Generations celebrate Shark's fortieth anniversary

Three generations of the Kelly family were among the members of Shark Swimming Club which celebrated its 40th anniversary at the weekend.

“We could have a huge culture of science and technology here in the west of Ireland”

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The phrase ‘rising from the ashes’ may be a cliché for some but for Evelyn O’Toole, founder and CEO of trailblazing company Complete Laboratory Solutions (CLS) and 2017’s Entrepreneur of the Year, it literally describes her path to business success. CLS is now the largest privately owned contract laboratory in Ireland with two facilities, one in Rosmuc and the other on the outskirt of Galway city, yet Evelyn only founded the company after losing her first job when her employer’s premises was destroyed by fire.

Judges and prizes announced for ‘the g Hotel Best Dressed’ Competition on Ladies’ Day

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Join Ireland’s most fashionable at Ballybrit Racecourse on Thursday August 2 for the biggest day in the Irish racing calendar, Ladies’ Day of the Galway Races Summer Festival. A day where bold colours and cutting-edge silhouettes are paired with dramatic headpieces — all perfectly showcased by ‘the g Hotel Best Dressed’ event.

'Snooker is now played to a higher standard than in previous eras'

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Earlier this week Mark Williams defeated John Higgins 18-16 in the pulsating final of the World Snooker Championship. Watching the tournament and commenting on it for the BBC was one of the all-time snooker greats, Steve Davis, who was World Champion six times during the 1980s.

Liptons in Galway

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In 1871, Thomas Lipton from Glasgow used his savings to open his first shop. By the 1880s he had more than 200 shops. He was an entrepreneur, and when he realised that there was potential for growth in the market for tea, and that the product was too expensive, he went to Ceylon and bought his own tea plantation. He sold his tea at low prices in one pound, half pound, and quarter pound packets, and he advertised it very cleverly: “Direct from the Tea Gardens to the Teapot,” or, “Treat your Lips to a Cup Of Lipton’s Peko Tips Tea, two shillings and eight pence per pound.”

 

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