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City council records end of year surplus for 2020

Thu, Apr 15, 2021

Government supports provided throughout the Covid pandemic enabled the Galway City Council to record a €160,000 end of year surplus in its 2020 annual financial statement.

The prototype Very Light Rail vehicle which has been designed for use in Coventry.


Why Galway needs a Very Light Rail system

Thu, Apr 15, 2021

In this time of confinement due to the Covid-19 pandemic, many people used their time wisely by making observations to the Galway City Council ‘Our City Our Future’ consultation, which will go towards what will become the Galway City Development Plan 2023-2029.

Old Galway

Claddagh Parade, c1910

Thu, Apr 15, 2021

An article that appeared in The Irish Times on January 7, 1861, was lifted from the Galway Press and started as follows: “Twenty years ago, this fishing village, for which outdoor relief is now deemed necessary, was the greatest source of profit and employment to the people of Galway. It was the wealth producing quarter of the town, and not alone the town of Galway, but many parts of the interior of Ireland felt the benefit of the successful industry of the Claddagh fishermen. The harvest fishing season, which began in August and ended in November, produced a very large accession of wealth to the country. The number of cadgers leaving the town for the interior averaged about 150 daily, and whilst these peripatetic dealers in fish were thus numerously employed, the foremost merchants we had were occupied in filling their stores with herrings, and even the Fishery Board on some occasions were known to barrel large quantities. So abundant frequently was the take that all the cargoes of salt provided by the importers of that article did not suffice, and it had to be brought overland from Limerick and other places.”

Galway Diary

MacNeill feared a bloodbath if unarmed Volunteers came out

Thu, Apr 15, 2021

Week II - ‘How did the Germans receive our plans? With polite incredulity’…..wrote Liam Ó Briain, the Galway professor who took part in the 1916 Rising, ‘ignorant of Ireland they viewed us as forlorn visionaries, and even doubted whether we would be rash enough to challenge the armed might of England’.


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