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Ambitious plan to catapult NUI Galway into the top 200 universities worldwide while securing €100 million in competitive EU research funds were launched last week.
Friday March 13 1846 turned out to be a very unlucky day for the 447 tenants on the Gerrard estate in the townland of Ballinlass, near Mount Bellew Co Galway. Shortly after dawn the sheriff, accompanied by a large force of the 49th Regiment under the command of Captain Browne, and an equally large detachment of police, arrived at ‘the place marked out for destruction.’ Despite the vehement protestations of the people, and their insistence that they had their rent money ready for payment, and that their repeated efforts to pay their rent was refused, the soldiers and police began systematically to demolish their homes, 67 in number. *
A former bin man has launched his first book detailing 100 winning sales techniques which have seen the company he works for experience 18 per cent sales growth year-on-year.
Mayo County Council won’t have to worry about dealing with a €2.57 million hole in their budget if the collection rate for the household charge reaches between 75 and 80 per cent. County manager Peter Hynes told a special meeting of the council this Monday that, going by all indications following discussions with the Department of the Environment and the Minister, the potentially ‘catastrophic’ cuts would be avoided if those collection rates were met.
Most of the area seen in this photograph was once part of a grant of land to Edward Eyre in 1670. It was all originally outside the city walls and was mostly made up of three islands which included St Stephen’s Island and Horse Island.
This stunning Edwardian home is oozing with character and comes with a two bedroom annexed coach house. St Anne’s offers a wonderful mix of comfort and elegance and can only be appreciated by viewing. Accessed by a tree lined avenue, the property offers an abundance of indoor and outdoor space in tranquil surroundings. Tucked away in a corner that is unknown to many, St Anne’s offers the lucky purchaser the privacy and peace that is so much part of these superb period homes.
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NUI Galway has been named University of the Year 2009 in the Sunday Times University Guide, securing the prestigious accolade for a second time. Outperforming 21 other third-level institutions, NUI Galway’s strong record in graduate employability, research commercialisation, and this year’s 11 per cent increase in CAO applications were among the reasons for the award.
Michael Gillen was born in a house on a corner at Galway Docks in 1933. His family soon moved to Cooke’s Terrace in Bohermore, which he describes as “the best place I have ever lived in... you could not find a bad neighbour”. He had a “massive childhood”, much of it revolving around sport. Two of his great mentors were Tom Fleming and Martin King, both from Bohermore and both All-Ireland winners with the Galway hurling team in 1923. Michael’s dad grew vegetables and potatoes in ‘The Plots’ on the Headford Road, and his mother kept chickens in the back garden. Michael was always chasing them around, which is probably the reason why everyone called him Chick. This nickname stuck to him to the extent that one day, when a gang of his pals called to the door and said, “Is Michael in?” his mother had to think before she finally replied, “Do you mean Chick?”