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New streets and plazas as Augustine Hill is revealed

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A planning application has today been lodged for the eight-acre infill development site adjacent to Ceannt Train Station in Galway city centre that will see the creation of eleven new streets and four new civic spaces in a development that will create a new neighbourhood in the heart of the city.

Eleven new streets and four new civic spaces in Augustine Hill

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A planning application has today been lodged for the eight-acre infill development site adjacent to Ceannt Train Station in Galway city centre that will see the creation of 11 new streets and four new civic spaces. The development company is a joint venture between Galway-based Edward Capital and London-based Summix Capital. The neighbourhood, deriving its name from an historic name for the area is to be known as Augustine Hill, and will deliver 376 homes in an exciting mixed-use expansion of the city centre.

The Augustinians and Forthill

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The Augustinians have been associated with Galway since the year 1500. Their first convent, or priory, was built on Fort Hill between 1506 and 1508. Its patroness was Margaret Athy who was the wife of the then mayor, Stephen Lynch. He sailed for Spain in search of a cargo of rich wines, and when he returned, he was astonished to see the graceful outline of a new church, with tower and tapering spire, on the elevated promontory that was Fort Hill. Not one stone of it had been laid when he left the city.

 

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