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McStay chases Irish U23 call up

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Some of Galway’s top distance runners will be competing in what is traditionally the blue riband event of the athletics season, the National Cross Country Championships.

City centre living at its best with DNG Maxwell Heaslip & Leonard

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DNG Maxwell Heaslip & Leonard is offering for a sale a wonderful two bedroom townhouse located in the much sought-after area of St Brendan’s Avenue, Woodquay. An owner occupied mid-terrace property, No 60 has everything in terms of convenience and location, with all amenities on the doorstep.

Large detached home beside NUIG and UHG

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DNG Maxwell Heaslip & Leonard is selling this large four bedroom detached residence in a mature, sought after, residential development only minutes from the city centre. No 8 Sylvan Heights is being offered to the market in good condition with a lot of its original features in place. Comprising c1,500sq ft of living space, the house has the benefit of oil fired central heating and PVC windows and doors. Outside to the front is a driveway with off street parking and to the rear is an enclosed garden.

‘Connemaras’ struggled to survive on the mid-west plains of Minnesota

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The 309 Connemara emigrants, selected by their local clergy as suitable for a new life in America, arrived at Boston June 14 1880, 11 days after departure from Galway Bay on the SS Austrian, an Allen Line ship. The settling of ‘The Connemaras’, as they became known, was a new venture prompted by a Liverpool priest, Fr Patrick Nugent renowned for his ‘philantropic and truly patriotic exertions to alleviate the social conditions of his fellow countrymen in England’; and Archbishop John Ireland, of St Paul, Minnesota, who was already settling thousands of Irish Catholics who were trapped in the ghettoes of New York and elsewhere, on rich prairie lands.

Simon Communities of Ireland aim to end ongoing homelessness crisis

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The Simon Communities of Ireland have launched this year’s Simon Week, with a call to support the Simon Bill.

Galway Swimming Club, a brief history

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Ninety years ago, on August 2, 1931, the world famous long-distance swimmer, Miss Mercedes Gleitz, attempted to swim from the Aran Islands to Salthill. She did in fact manage to swim from Inis Meán to Spiddal in 18 hours 43 minutes, a distance of 18 miles as the crow flies, but it was estimated that with currents, etc, she covered a distance of nearly 30 miles. Two days later she gave a swimming demonstration in Salthill and presented a cup to the Chamber of Commerce to be presented to the school in the county which presented the greatest number of swimmers in relation to its student numbers. She stimulated a lot of interest in the sport, which had received a terrific boost just a few months before with the formation of two clubs, Blackrock Swimming Club and Galway Swimming Club. This guaranteed competition between the clubs and quickly helped raise standards.

Will the housing crisis prove the undoing of this Government?

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As the smoke begins to clear from the havoc wreaked by the pandemic, the provision of housing will more and more take centre stage, with a huge mountain to climb before we get to a situation where supply comes even close to meeting demand.

Troy meets with BOI management to discuss Moate branch future

Local Fianna Fáil TD and Minister of State, Deputy Robert Troy, has this week held discussions with senior officials in Bank of Ireland to discuss options for services in Moate into the future.

Aran Islands ferry on its way from Hong Kong

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Ireland’s largest domestic ferry, Saoirse na Farraige to be operated by Aran Island Ferries, is on its way to Galway from Hong Kong, becoming the sixth ferry in their fleet.

Remembering a sporting icon who left an indelible mark as COVID-19 concerns remain

There is great mourning this week over the death of Jack Charlton. But it is mourning mixed with reminiscences, all of them happy ones, of when Jack was in charge of the Irish soccer team and the wonderful spirit it engendered in the Irish people of all ages.


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