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

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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.

Galway braced for Storm Lorenzo

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Storm surges and gusts of up to 130kph are expected to hit Galway later today (Thursday) and overnight tonight as the country braces itself for Storm Lorenzo.

American ambassador to mark Clifden wartime generosity to stricken airmen

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On September 14, 1944 a United States Navy PB4Y-1 Liberator Bomber crashed into the Atlantic Ocean close to Ballyconneely in Connemara.

Land, Sea and Memory, Revisited

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Pam Dolan, born and reared in Crossmolina, Co Mayo, is a contemporary visual artist, living and working in Galway. Having graduated with distinction from GMIT in 1987, Pam’s work was chosen, and she was invited to exhibit in Australia as part of their Bicentennial celebrations and she spent two years there exhibiting, working and travelling.

Pete Higgins : “The Great Divide” – The first single from the album ‘Adrift in a Sea of Apathy’

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Pete Higgins derives daily inspiration from the ever-changing appearance of the Atlantic Ocean that sits close to his home in Galway. The ebbs and flows of the tide share much with the ups and downs of life, a connection that Higgins explored on his 2018 debut album, Circadian Rhythm & Blues.

Pete Higgins releases new album

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PETE HIGGINS, the Galway singer-songwriter, has just released his new single, 'The Great Divide’, and his second full-length album Adrift In A Sea Of Apathy, with both available now on all major streaming services.

Alcock and Brown 100 celebrations in Clifden

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When John Alcock and Arthur Brown crash-landed in Derrygilmlagh Bog, near Clifden, at 8.40am on June 15 1919, they had completed the first non-stop transatlantic flight, and ensured thei place in aviation history.

Galway to go Atlantic blue for World Oceans Day this weekend

NUI Galway, Dunguaire Castle in Kinvara, Port of Galway, GMIT Letterfrack, Galway Atlantaquaria, Galway Bay Boat Tours, Murphys Ice Cream, and the Marine Institute are among the local buildings joining in the national Go Atlantic Blue initiative this weekend to mark World Oceans Day on Saturday.

Achill photographer captures island’s unique beauty

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The breath-taking landscapes of Achill Island, from the majestic mountains to miles of unspoilt beaches, all battered by the power of the Atlantic Ocean, makes this little corner of the West of Ireland a unique source of artistic inspiration, which is beautifully captured by the photography of Sean Cannon.

Ain't no mountain high enough

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For most people, retirement brings thoughts of putting one’s feet up and forgetting the stresses and strains of work. Not so retired rugby player Damian Browne. Since hanging up his boots four years ago the Galwayman has taken on a series of extreme endurance challenges that make the bruising world of professional rugby seem like a walk in the park.

 

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