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Street Feast has confirmed that more than 850 street feast parties will take place on the weekend of June 12, with some 50 parties being organised in Galway.
In the second half of the 19th century, the overcrowded condition of the graveyards of Galway was an issue which faced the Town Commissioners. At a meeting in mid-April 1873, one person mentioned that in the previous 30 years, almost two and a half thousand burials had taken place in the little cemetery in The Claddagh, largely as a result of the Famine and its aftermath.
O’Donnellan & Joyce recorded the largest volume of auction sales this year to date, when it held its second Wild Atlantic Way property auction on Wednesday May 4. The company recorded €9 million in property sales on the day. Properties throughout the western seaboard from Galway to Donegal and Galway down to Kerry went under the auction hammer. The auction room in the Harbour Hotel, Galway, was packed to capacity with more than 700 people in attendance at the morning and afternoon sessions.
One of Galway’s most enduring, most enjoyable, and most enjoyed institutions is the community based musical group, St Patrick’s Brass Band. The band was founded in Forster Street in 1896 and they have been entertaining Galwegians since.
There is a very interesting map of “St Stephen’s Island” in Mary Naughten’s excellent little history of the Parish of St Francis in Woodquay. It is dated 1785 and shows the beginnings of what would be now known as Newtownsmith. It consisted mostly of small houses, yards, malt houses, and a burial ground. This ‘new town’ was largely built by the governors of the Erasmus Smith estate. In this suburb, a county courthouse was erected between 1812 and 1815, and a town courthouse during 1824. In 1823 it was objected that there were several suitable sites for a new courthouse ‘immediately in the town’ and that it was ’quite idle’ to lay foundations in Newtownsmith, or in any part of the suburb.
More than 70 properties were opened to the public by O’Donnellan & Joyce throughout the western seaboard this week, from Galway to Donegal and from Galway to Kerry, where first time buyers and investors in particular flocked to view what is believed to be one of the largest auctions ever held in the west of Ireland.
"Wild and wonderful" is how O’Donnellan & Joyce is describing its Wild Atlantic Way all day property auction which will take place on Wednesday May 4 in the Harbour Hotel, Galway.
Muintir Mhaigh Eo Atha Cliath was delighted to see a large attendance of supporters and friends of the association gathered for the official launch of the 2016 World Convention which took place in Ireland West Airport Knock (IWAK), last Friday.
In response to changing trends in access to, and in the take-up of services, Cura Crisis Pregnancy Support Services has announced the restructuring of its services designed to continue to meet the contemporary needs of clients, while maintaining Cura’s caring, compassionate and professional approach. This will see all services now based at four centres nationwide, including one in Galway.
AS ELECTION placards leer at us from every lamp-post, and vote-wheedling leaflets are daily stuffed through our letterboxes, The Kenny Gallery’s new exhibition of Irish political posters, flyers, and assorted ephemera from down the years, could hardly be more topical.