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The Galway Fishery

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The first documented reference to the Galway Fishery is found in the Pipe Rolls, a collection of financial records maintained by the British Treasury. The Rolls of 1283 AD refer to the fishery at the time being part of the property of Walter De Burgo. The fishery passed through several ownerships until 1521 when Henry VIII granted a licence to Janet and Anthony Lynch to have three nets upon the river of Galway between the bridge and the sea and to build one water mill upon the river wherever they thought proper. In 1570 Elizabeth I granted the mayor, bailiffs, and commonality of the town and their successors “The customs of one salmon every Wednesday out of the Great Weir, a salmon every Saturday out of the High Weir, a salmon every Friday out of the ‘hale’ (haul) net and as many eels as shall be taken in one day out of twenty eel weirs.”

Gortskehy NS features on community TV channel

Gortskehy National School is the first primary school in Ireland to have the pupils' video work featured on An Lar TV, a community TV channel for the Irish Diaspora. has an audience of between 2,500 and 3,000 people a day in some 50 countries. Gortskehy school joins a list of other educators providing content for the channel such as the University of Limerick, the Royal College of Science at UCD, and the Irish School of Animation in Dublin.

Alien plant invasion leaves Lough Corrib impassible

In less than three years some of the once great fishing bays of Lough Corrib have been rendered impassible by an invasive plant species, according to a Central Fisheries Board scientist who is calling for immediate action to control its “ferocious” spread before it gets into the River Shannon and costs the state millions by severely disrupting water-based tourism.


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