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A ‘cheerful, and amiable saint’.

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In the early years of the 16th century, Stephen Lynch fitz Dominick was returning from an extended trading voyage in Spain. He set out with a full cargo, probably of hides, wool, and fish, which he hoped to trade for wine and iron with Spanish merchants. As he approached Galway port he was surprised to see a church and buildings almost completed on Fort Hill (originally called St Augustine’s Hill), a prominent site visible from both the town and the sea. They were not there when he left.

Minister turns sod on commencement of GMIT iHub extension work

The Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Heather Humphreys, TD, last week turned the first sod on the site of the new extension to GMIT’s Innovation Hub (iHub) at the GMIT Galway campus.

GMIT welcomes planning approval for extension to Galway campus iHUB

GMIT president Dr Fergal Barry has welcomed the decision by the Galway City Council to grant planning permission for a substantial extension to the institute’s Innovation Hub building at its Galway (Dublin Road) campus. Construction on the new c1,400sq m three-storey building is expected to commence in the autumn.

‘Public libraries are changing’

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Working out of Library Headquarters in Island House, Galway county librarian Peter Rabbitt oversees a service that comprises 29 libraries across the city, county, and islands, one which has a membership of some 40,000 regular users. The City Library in Hynes Building alone issues some 90,000 books each year, while the total for the county is some 600,000.

 

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