Rebranded museum will generate €100,000 a week tourism revenue

Thu, Oct 17, 2019

Galway city’s new rebranded Atlantic Museum, will generate tourism revenues of more than €115,000 a week, when it opens at Comerford House at the Spanish Arch in the next few years.

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Government ministers back plans for new elective hospital for Galway

Thu, Oct 17, 2019

Two Government ministers have publicly backed plans for the development of a new elective hospital in Galway, calling for the project to be prioritised and completed “as quickly as possible”.

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Galway gets set for a week long carnival of comedy and laughter

Thu, Oct 17, 2019

Some 10,000 people are set to converge on Galway next week to attend the Vodafone Comedy Carnival, which is expected to generate at least €5 million for the local economy.

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Loughnane calls for Leap card fares to be reduced to €1 for December

Thu, Oct 17, 2019

Leap card fares should be reduced to €1 on all Galway city bus routes during the Christmas shopping period, to encourage people to shop in Galway and to help reduce traffic congestion and the city's carbon emissions.

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Kyne welcomes progress on N59 Oughterard to Maam Cross upgrade

Thu, Oct 17, 2019

Progress on upgrade works on the Oughterard to Bunnakill section of the N59 took a step forward this week, as a construction contract on the Maam Cross to Bunnakill section is be awarded by the end of this month.

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Rural Galway to benefit from water quality programme

Thu, Oct 17, 2019

Almost €4.5 million is to be invested in rural water services in Galway under a new Government programme to improve water quality, infrastructure, and conservation in rural areas.

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Council supports motion for dedicated visual arts space for city

Thu, Oct 17, 2019

Prime properties which could have housed a visual arts space for the city have "come and gone" and despite Galway's vibrant arts scene, "opportunities have been lost", but this cannot continue to be the case.

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Galway 2020 nominated for EU Commission's Melina Prize

Thu, Oct 17, 2019

GALWAY 2020 European Capital of Culture has been nominated for the EU Commission's Melina Mercouri Prize - worth a total of €1.5 million - by the independent European Capital of Culture Monitoring and Advisory panel.

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Burkeway Homes commences construction of Letteragh Road development

Thu, Oct 17, 2019

Burkeway Homes has commenced work on its new six-acre site located on the Letteragh Road, Rahoon on the outskirts of Galway city. Phase One will launch next Spring with the first residents expected to occupy their new homes by Autumn 2020.

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An Spidéal goes to war with Indreabhán on TG4’s Go Gasta

Thu, Oct 17, 2019

In the new series GO GASTA, two local villages go head-to-head to settle old scores once and for all on a course littered with challenges and obstacles.

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HSE to proceed with disposal of St Brigid’s campus in Ballinasloe

Thu, Oct 17, 2019

The HSE is to proceed with the disposal of the St Brigid’s Hospital site in Ballinasloe and lands that are surplus to requirements, Senator Maura Hopkins has confirmed.

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The story of Jack Lohan

Thu, Oct 17, 2019

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Cannon welcomes progress in bringing Turoe Stone home to Bullaun

Thu, Oct 17, 2019

An East Galway TD has welcomed progress in efforts to return the Turoe Stone to Bullaun.

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Five thousand adults sought for migraine study

Thu, Oct 17, 2019

Have you ever wondered what affects the occurrence of migraines? Psychologists at NUI Galway’s School of Psychology are interested in examining this phenomenon in adults from Ireland and the UK, and want to investigate the psychological factors that could contribute to migraines by carrying out an online study.

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A good day’s work done — says retiring Marine Institute chief as Renville voyage ends

Thu, Oct 17, 2019

The man who grew the Marine Institute from just one person to now, a staff of more than 200, retired last Saturday after 26 years of service — and when I called out to chat with Dr Peter Heffernan for one last time before he stepped down, I met him at the front door, being helped to load boxes into his car. Twenty six years in one office amasses a lot of material.

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Gardai seek witnesses to Quay Street assault

Thu, Oct 17, 2019

Gardai are seeking the public’s assistance in relation to a serious assault which occurred on September 30 between approximately 6.15pm and 6.30pm on Quay Street.

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West’s first official pumpkin patch gearing up for another busy season

Thu, Oct 17, 2019

Galway Pumpkin Patch will open for its second season over Halloween. The pumpkin patch, which proved a big hit with the public last year, the first of its kind in the west of the country, is based on a farm in Ardrahan and opens for six dates this year. Adults and children can go along for a fun Halloween themed day out, which includes fancy dress, Halloween themed games, and farm animals on site, and much more.

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Fáilte Ireland’s €6.6million Atlantic Museum plan will transform Spanish Arch area

Thu, Oct 17, 2019

The Spanish Arch area of the city is set to be transformed following the announcement by Failte Ireland that it is making its single biggest investment in an attraction — the new Atlantic Museum Galway.

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Macnas to ‘Danse Macabre’ for Halloween

Thu, Oct 17, 2019

Ireland’s largest free Halloween event set to unleash curiosity, fear, grief, love, laughter and party onto the streets

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