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Galway community organic garden celebrates its tenth birthday

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 wins American Chamber Community and Sustainability Award

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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.

The Seven Castles Heritage Cycle Tour returns for Bike Week

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.

State examinations in full flow as quest for Tory leadership continues

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.

Were you part of the origins of Galway as a ‘digital’ and ‘global village?’

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.

Who will be returned as MEPs for Midlands-North-West?

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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.

Major new campaign to revitalise the Corrib Waterways

A newly formed group is hoping to restore the Corrib and waterways to their "former glory".

Woman who ‘unlocks’ people’s educational potential to run for Fianna Fail in local elections

The deputy leader of the Fianna Fail party has urged people to vote in the local elections for a woman who has spent her lifetime unlocking the educational potential of hundreds of people.

Plaque unveiled to late visionary Chris Coughlan

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The contribution of the late Dr Chris Coughlan to Galway was marked this week by the unveiling of a plaque in his memory at a ceremony at the Computer & Communications Museum of Ireland (CCMI) which he cofounded.

Major volunteer cleanup shows need for full-time park rangers

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The need for full-time park rangers to be deployed in the city area was highlighted last weekend when a group of volunteers filled almost 60 refuse bags with litter from the Terryland Forest Park Alone. The shocking recovery has led to calls for rangers to be deployed to ensure that people refrain from using the forests as handy dumping areas for their litter.

 

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