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Selling on the Prom

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The first people to sell produce along the Promenade were women who carried buckets of cockles and mussels and sold them to tourists. They would sit on the concrete seats and announce their wares. I don’t know if they sang “Alive alive oh” in a Galway accent or not.

Get fit for anything at the Clayton Hotel

September is almost upon us and the leisure centre at Clayton Hotel Galway is gearing up to restart its fitness regime.

Don't fence me in — Blackrock swimmers alarmed by proposed handrails for bathing site

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All year round swimmers and users of Blackrock beach are alarmed by proposals for an extensive network of handrails to be constructed around the site and its changing facilities, and they are appealing to the public to support their opposition to such measures.

Transition Year - make it count

Many students are now facing into Transition Year (TY) with a mixture of trepidation and excitement. This year offers a great opportunity to gain skills and experiences that should not be missed writes SABINA TRENCH, CAREER COACH, SLI NUA CAREERS.

Councillors want no more losses of Blue Flag beaches

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THE elected members of Mayo County Council this week said they want to see no more losses of Blue Flag beaches next year after Ross beach in Killala lost it's Blue Flag when this years Blue Flags were announced earlier this year.

Local group disappointed as Ross Beach loses Blue Flag

The Killala Chamber and Development Association is deeply disappointed that Ross Beach did not retain its very valuable Blue Flag, which is an internationally recognised symbol of excellence regarding bathing water and other relevant facilities. In a statement this week they said, "We understand that this was not due to any deterioration of the quality of the water, its sewerage facility or clearly displayed information. Ross Beach with its Blue Flag status was a huge tourist attraction for the area and large crowds visit the beach during the summer. Mayo County Council has over the years carried out excellent improvement works providing enhanced parking and other facilities." The chairman of the group, Tony McGarry, appealed to Mayo County Council to urgently take the necessary steps to ensure that Ross Beach will have its Blue Flag reinstated immediately.

 

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