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The annual Golden Mile of Galway Awards has been launched, announcing details of this year’s competition.
We know from the old sliotars on exhibition in the folk museum in Turlough near Castlebar that the game of hurling has been played for many centuries, but what of the game of camogie? Two prominent Irish language enthusiasts and cultural nationalists, Máire Ní Chinnéide and Cáit Ni Dhonchadha, were credited with having created the sport while a brother of Cáit, Tadg, was the person who drew up the rules in 1903. So there was always a male presence within the administrative ranks of the sport. The game emanated from the Gaelic League and was dependent on the structures and networks provided by that organisation during the initial expansion of the sport. It was also closely linked with the GAA.
An exciting new element, The Golden Mile of Galway Talks and Walks, has been added to the Golden Mile of Galway Project this year, with the announcement of nine events open to the public, free of charge, taking place throughout the county in spring 2014.
The Mayor of Galway County Councillor Liam Carroll and the chairperson of Galway Rural Development Tom Madden presented the Golden Mile of Galway Awards and launched the Golden Mile 2014 calendar in the Claregalway Hotel with more than 200 people attending the launch.
ODAY SEES the opening of the Shorelines Arts Festival, which will be held throughout this weekend, in Portumna, selected as County Galway’s first Village of Culture.
You can see from this turn of the century photograph why this area of Salthill would be known as Blackrock. Up until about that time there was a great tradition of fishing here. There was a small cluster of fishermen’s thatched cottages at Blackrock until the night of the Big Wind, when they were all literally blown away by the storm and the tide, forcing the occupants to move further inland.
Today’s photograph was taken about 100 years ago and shows part of St Augustine Street. In the foreground is Hynes’ retail shop. Hynes’ were major importers and had a yard and warehouse on the docks, so they could unload imported cargo directly from the ship across the street into the yard. The shop sold all kinds of hardware and builder’s materials. The shop has gone now and is replaced by what is known as the Hynes Building which houses the County Library and various offices.
The history of Clonfert, from its foundation as a monastic site in the sixth century to its decline in the 17th century, will be the subject of a public lecture in Galway.
The Friends of Coole, in partnership with the National Parks and Wildlife Services, Galway County Council, Galway Rural Development, Galway Education Centre, Fáilte Ireland West, and the community of Gort, has launched its winter cultural programme with a feast of drama, heritage, music, and poetry for all ages.
A range of events for all ages will take place in Coole next month as the park celebrates Tree Week as part of its spring cultural programme.