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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).
Moate’s Joe Ward landed his second silver World Championship medal last weekend after finishing runner-up to old nemesis Julio César La Cruz of Cuba in the light heavyweight final in Hamburg, Germany.
Cork may be the favourites, but Galway will be looking to upset the odds in Saturday's Liberty Insurance All Ireland Senior Camogie Championship semi-final at the Gaelic Grounds (7pm).
Colleran auctioneers has just been favoured with the sale of a beautiful two bedroom city centre duplex apartment in a picturesque setting overlooking St Nicholas’ historic church and the town clock.