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A series of events took place in Blacksod on Wednesday to mark the first anniversary of the Rescue 116 helicopter crash off Blackrock Island.
Moycullen’s final Super League game of the 2017/2018 season ended in a disappointing defeat at home to league-leaders UCD Marian by 73-56.
At long last it is open! More than a decade after it was first mooted, Galway’s arthouse cinema, Pálás, opened its doors to the public last week and early responses have been very favourable.
In August this year An Taibhdhearc will celebrate its 90th birthday. There are also changes afoot at the venue at board level and a re-casting of staff structures. Last week Aodh Ó Coileáin was elected chair of An Taibhdhearc and, following his accession, sat down with me to outline his vision for the Irish language theatre.
Moycullen Super League men's basketballers will be in confident form to welcome Tralee Warriors to NUIG’s Kingfisher Arena for Saturday's league fixture (7pm).
We know very little about manmade piers and quays along the western seaboard before the beginning of the 19th century, when a lavish programme of safe harbours were built not only to encourage fishing, but as relief programmes in times of distress. It was also an attempt to replace the activities of piracy and smuggling with an industry based on the believed bounty from the sea.
In Hely Dutton’s Survey of Galway in 1824, he reported; “The vegetable market near the Main Guard is generally well supplied, and at reasonable rates; all kinds come to the market washed, by which any imperfection is easily detected. The cabbage raised near the sea on seaweed is particularly delicious; those who have been used to those cultivated on ground highly manured cannot form any idea of the difference. There are also, in season, peaches, strawberries, gooseberries, apples, pears etc.”
TODAY MARKS Day 3 of the Vodafone Comedy Carnival and tonight sees the opening of the Spiegeltent, the centrepiece of festivities. The Eyre Square box office is similarly active. So, all systems go for the biggest comedy event this city has yet seen.
Moycullen Basketball will enjoy a run of four home games in the Super League, beginning with the visit of Eanna BC to NUI Galway’s Kingfisher on Saturday (7pm).