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1984 school rowers renew rivalry at Sunday’s Galway Regatta

Galway rowers from St Joseph's (Bish) and Colaiste Iognaid (Jes) are set to renew rivalries at this weekend's Galway Regatta, including two teams from 1984.

Garden of 'thanksgiving and remembrance' opened in Salthill

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A national commemorative garden, which highlights the importance of organ donation and is the first of its kind in Ireland, will be a place of thanksgiving and remembrance, according to the couple who set up the project.

Circle of Life commemoration garden receives €32,000 funding boost in Chicago

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The Galway couple behind the Circle of Life national commemorative garden which begins construction in Quincentennial Park, Salthill, next month, were given recognition in Chicago last week and presented with a cheque for $32,000.

Campaign bears fruit for tragic family as overseas death register is set up

A city family whose eldest son died four years ago in an accident while holidaying in the United States say they are delighted that the Government plans to set up a register of Irish people who die overseas.

Galway honours its finest at People of the Year Awards

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More than 400 people gathered in the Galway Bay Hotel last weekend for the presentation of the annual Rehab Galway People of the Year Awards. The attendance included Mayor of Galway Cllr Terry O’Flaherty and County Mayor Tom Welby, as well as Minister of State Ciaran Cannon and other public representatives.

Galway vintners

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During the reign of Edward VI, when the Puritans controlled Galway, it was provided that “No man should keep an Ale House without being licensed, under penalty of three days imprisonment and a fine of twenty shillings”. It was added: “But because many Ale House keepers in those days were not able to pay that Forfeiture, and it was seldom levied by reasons of poverty, which made people unwilling to prevent the offenders.” Therefore a further punishment was added by statute during the reign of Charles I which not only inflicted the forfeiture of 20 shillings to the use of the poor, to be levied by the constable or church warden, by warrant of a justice before whom the offence was proved, and which distress may be sold three days afterwards; but it provided that if no distress could be taken, the justice should deliver the offender to the constable to be whipped. For the second offence, the offender was to be committed to the House of Correction for a month. A married woman who kept an ale house without licence made her husband liable for punishment.

 

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