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A Galway story that intrigued James Joyce

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New plans projected over a 20 year period will see the inner lands of Galway harbour developed into an attractive commercial and residential area, while reclaimed land from the sea will push out harbour facilities into deep water to accommodate shipping connections to European ports and elsewhere. It is a long over due and worthwhile plan, but it pales almost into insignificance compared to the vaulting ambitions the Galway merchants schemed in the mid 19th century.

The Currach Races, Salthill

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The Currach Races … An Tóstal … Rásaí na gCurrachaí … 60,000 people plus in Salthill … lines of people four and five deep along the Prom … Every vantage point taken … specially designed currachs everywhere, up on trailers, sitting on grass verges, at the water’s edge … Always a crowd of people inspecting them … The currachs on the sea like tiny insects, indistinguishable in the mist and drizzle … Mountainy men and island men … báinín … Bréidín … beautiful handknit Aran croiseanna … Caps … caps … thousands of caps … women in many different styles of shawl … some red petticoats … stalls everywhere selling minerals, sweets, fruit … many stages erected along the Prom hosting sean nós singers, dancers, traditional musicians … The atmosphere of a massive aeríocht … Programmes written in the old Irish script … strange accents from Donegal … Three-card trick men … canoe races between the currach races … Trawlers marking the race route … Kerry accents … canúint Chonamara … A cluster of bookies at Blackrock … Bottles of stout and lemonade … Gaelinn spoken in lilting Cork accents … Gaeilge spoken by Aran Islanders who had come in on the Dún Aengus … A marquee for food at Blackrock … another for visiting crews … The Joyces of Inis Bearacháin … Bands playing at the Ladies Beach and at Blackrock … Currach men from Mayo, Sligo, and Clare … Commentary on the races blaring from speakers all over Salthill … A festival dance in the Hangar. This was the All-Ireland Currach Racing Championship which was first held in 1953 in the Claddagh and thereafter for several years in Salthill. The Prom provided the ideal viewing stand, the oarsmen provided the excitement, and the crowds provided the atmosphere.

From stone forts to the revolution - Galway’s story in one place

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PERSONAL BELONGINGS of IRA volunteer Seamus Quirk and Fr Michael Griffin; Bronze Age artefacts from Dún Aonghasa; the myths of the River Corrib; and an exploration of Gaelic Ireland - there is a wealth of local and Irish history to be experienced at the Galway City Museum.

Water company takes to the water for sustainability

Ireland’s last surviving wooden sail cargo vessel visited the Aran Islands and Galway at the weekend to deliver a consignment of spring water – along with a vital message about sustainability.

The Dún Aengus

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The first steamer service to the Aran Islands began almost 150 years ago, in 1872, with a paddle tug called The Citie of the Tribes. She was operated by the Galway Steamship Company and was also used to tow barques and other sailing vessels to and from Galway port.

Farrell demands Covid vaccines for Aran Islanders be administered on the Aran Islands

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“If it is unreasonable to expect people in rural Connemara to travel to Ballybrit to get their Covid vaccines, it is doubly so for residents of the Aran Islands.”

Attractive two bed apartment for sale in Pointe Boise, Salthill

Heskin auctioneers brings this superb two bedroom, two bathroom, ground floor apartment in the prestigious and much sought after apartment development of Pointe Boise to the market. Built in 2001 by Burkeway Construction, No 4 is positioned on the west side of the building, giving it much light from its south and west aspects.

Aran Islands RNLI mechanic retires after thirty five years of esteemed service

After 35 years of dedicated service, Aran Islands RNLI mechanic Johnny Mulkerrin retired this week, prompting many tributes from his colleagues and friends.

Aran Island Ferries set to launch new Galway city to Inis Mór route

Aran Islands Ferries, Ireland’s largest and longest operating year round ferry service to the Aran Islands launches a brand new Aran Islands route from Galway City Docks to Inis Mór inclusive of a cruise along the Cliffs of Moher, on Friday June 4.

€5.6 million contract agreed to support air service to the Aran Islands

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A €5.62 million contract for the management of Aerfort Chonamara, has been signed between the Department of Rural and Community Development and Galway Aviation Services Limited.


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