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Galway City honours Irish men and women who died in past wars or on UN service

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The Mayor of the City of Galway, Councillor Peter Keane, and Elected Members of Galway City Council participated in a moving remembrance ceremony to honour the Irish men and women who died in past wars or on service with the United Nations Peacekeeping, at the Galway City ceremony for the National Day of Commemoration in the University of Galway on Sunday.

Planned €12m Salthill swimming pool “not for swimming”

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When is a swimming pool not for swimming? When it is a multi-million euro renovation project to re-open an old tidal swimming spot in Salthill, obviously.

The men of ‘34

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There has been so much hype recently about how Galway had not beaten Dublin in football for 90 years that it got me wondering, what were those men of 1934 like? They must have been mighty men. They were! This is who they were –

Marc Roberts' Feelgood Factor hits Galway

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Spacious four bed detached home off Bishop O’Donnell Road

O’Donnellan & Joyce auctioneers is offering to market this excellent detached residence in the quiet cul-de-sac setting of Cuan Glas, just off Bishop O’Donnell Road in Galway city.

Galway City to unite in faith for the Feast of Corpus Christi

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This Sunday June 2, Galway city will celebrate the Feast of Corpus Christi with a Eucharistic Procession, inviting all residents and visitors to participate in this sacred tradition.

St. Mary’s College — the early days

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It was about this time of year, May 26, 1910 that the foundation stone of St. Mary’s College was laid. It was not, however the first St Mary’s College. Father John Paul O’Toole, born in Galway in 1804, was one of the last priests ordained during the wardenship. He was based in Paris and Rome but was always conscious of his own difficulty in obtaining a food secondary education in Galway, so he decided to return to Galway in 1843 and open a school here. His main difficulty was finding a premises but happily, he managed to secure “West House”, a detached residence with extensive grounds situated on Helen Street. He bought it from John Lushington Reilly, a great benefactor of the town and neighbourhood, especially during the famine of 1822.

Swimming in Salthill

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Swimming is the self-propulsion of a person through water as a form of recreation, exercise or survival. It has numerous health benefits and is good for all ages and all levels of fitness. It is among the top public recreational activities. One can swim in the sea, the lake or river.

Discovering new ways of coping with life's challenges

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Imagine you are 50-years-old. You have a successful career, a loving family, and a beautiful home. You have a good circle of friends and interesting hobbies. On the outside, it looks as if you have it all.

Tour highlights importance of East Galway monuments and heritage sites

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History enthusiasts and community group representatives from across County Galway have participated in a whistlestop bus tour of some of East Galway’s most intriguing built heritage sites.

 

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