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Terryland Forest Park Alliance will host a public meeting on Zoom at 7pm next Tuesday (July 28) to review plans for major new construction developments on the Dyke Road, Sandy Road and Cuirt na Coirbhe which border the Terryland Forest Park, the country’s largest community involved public urban woodland initiatives that this year celebrates twenty years in existence.
Has the planet declared war on humanity over the last year? It certainly seems so as we witness one destructive storm after another in Ireland, heatwaves across Europe and southern Africa, hurricanes leaving trails of destruction from the Bahamas to Mexico, wildfires from Greenland and Siberia to Australia, melting ice from Antarctica to the Arctic, droughts in India, locust swarms in east Africa, increasing acidification of the oceans leading to the loss of a third of the largest structure on earth (Great Barrier Reef), city dwellers dying from poisonous air, flooding at crisis levels on every continent, soils becoming less fertile, and birds disappearing from the skies, insects from the fields and fish from the oceans.
Community and Environmental campaigners are asking the people of Galway to take part in a litter pick on General Election Day (Sat Feb 8) to help protect the city’s precious land and aquatic mammals, birds and insects that live in its woodlands, rivers and in the seawaters of Galway Bay. It will start at 12pm from the entrance to Terryland Forest Park adjacent to Currys on the Headford Road.
DEMAIN, THE French documentary, where two film-makers travelled the world to investigate concrete solutions to climate change and biodiversity loss, will be screened at the Pálás Cinema next week.
One of Galway city’s oldest community gardens, Ballinfoile Mór Community Organic Garden, will celebrate its 10th birthday on Sunday and host a harvest festival for residents.
Brendan Smith was honoured as winner of the Cairdeas Award at the inaugural American Chamber of Commerce West Northwest US Ireland Business Conference held at NUI Galway last week. Mr Smith, of the SFI Insight Centre for Data Analytics at NUI Galway, received the award for his outstanding contribution to enabling people, in particular young people and minorities in the west of Ireland, to develop skills in technology, coding, and science.
This year’s Bike Week sees the return of the Seven Castles Looped Cycle Heritage Tour to Galway. Also known as ‘Slí na gCaisleán’ (‘The Way of the Castles’) the event represents a guided off-the-beaten-track heritage cycle excursion along a looped trail across beautiful countryside that encompasses seven castles on the north and eastern side of Galway city and on into Galway county.
The weather has turned particularly uncertain for high summer. I for one am very glad, and I’m sure many other people are, that it has turned cool and uncertain. It seems that always we have heatwave weather when students are doing their Junior Cert and Leaving Cert, and how difficult it must be for them as they swelter with their thoughts and their writings in the examination hall and the sun beams in the windows, leaving them with the feeling that they should be out enjoying it. But the cooler weather has meant it is easier for them to concentrate.
Former employees of electronic manufacturing operations such as Northern Telecom and Digital Equipment Corporation as well as those who worked or studied in information technology, telecommunications and the computer retail sector in Galway during the 1970s/1980s are requested to attend a gathering at the Insight Centre for Data Analytics of the Data Science Institute, NUI Galway in the Dangan Business Park at 8pm on Tuesday June 11.
Former tánaiste Michael McDowell recently described the European elections as a mad dash where household names strive to become household names. There is more than an element of truth to this; high profile politicians such as Gerry Collins, Jim Higgins, and Brian Hayes went largely off the radar after relocating to Brussels.