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The whirlwind nature of this year’s Christy Ring Cup continues a pace this Saturday when Mayo make the long trip to Newry to take on Down. Mayo having reached their second semi-final in the tier two competition in two years will be looking to go one better tomorrow (June 6) after losing out to Carlow at the death last season in McHale Park.
The worries over McHale Park being ready for the Connacht semi-final show between Mayo and Roscommon on Saturday June 20 is still up in the air, but it is looking likely that the game will go ahead at the Castlebar venue. Speaking to the Mayo Advertiser yesterday Mayo County board chairman James Waldron was confident that the go ahead will be given.
Tensions in north Mayo have escalated once again with eight arrests over the weekend and one on Tuesday when a large number of protesters gathered for the summer Rossport Peace Camp. With the Solitaire due to arrive back in Mayo waters in the next month, the Rossport Solidarity Camp has taken up residence in Glengad in a bid to build up the resistance to Shell over the coming weeks and months. Mary Sweeney of the Rossport Solidarity Camp said: “Resistance in Mayo is building again. We’re expecting many waterborne activists from across Europe to arrive over the following weeks. The Solitaire will leave Irish waters once again with no pipeline laid.”
Gardaí are this week continuing to search for a Polish man who they believe will be able to help with the investigation into the murder of a young Claregalway man in the city centre last week.
Reciting poetry, and balancing books on your head may have been part of the ordeal in becoming a lady in times gone by, but that has all changed now.
Galway based bus operator Citylink has expanded its popular service, and now has wifi on-board all coaches. The independent company offers 15 daily services to Dublin and Dublin airport. There are eight direct services from Galway to Shannon with additional departures from Galway at 5.30am, 11.30am, and 2.30pm, and a new departure from Shannon to Galway at 9.30am.
Three Galway students have had their entries accepted for the Eurochild Anthology of Poetry and Art 2009. The successful candidates are Nina Dorogaia, Teniola Olaleye, and Lauren Crawford from Grianach House school in Galway . The launch of the book will take place in Cork on June 26. Eurochild is a network of organisations and individuals working in and across Europe to improve the quality of life of children and young people.
A large crowd is expected to attend tomorrow’s auction in the auction rooms of O’Donnellan & Joyce in Mary Street when three properties in the Claddagh go under the hammer. It is very rare that such a selection of properties come to the market at the same time in the Claddagh, and especially in wonderful and much sought after locations like Beattystown and Frenchville. On offer tomorrow at the auction will be No 13 Beattystown, a site at No 13a Beattystown, and No 13 Frenchville. These are all wonderful properties with very realistic price tags so whether it is a property that is fully finished, a property that needs finishing, or a site to put your own stamp on, the choice is here.
O’Donnellan & Joyce auctioneers has just brought to the market Number 4 Asca Beag, Mincloon, a fabulous detached home going to auction at an enormously discounted advised minimum value of €410,000. This has to be one of the most attractively priced homes on the market. Situated in a small enclave of detached houses on the main Mincloon/Rahoon road, the property is within two miles of the heart of Galway.
Ready to walk into, this modern family home is located in the prestigious Thornberry development in Barna. No 21 is an impressive home with high quality finishes and fittings and large, bright, and airy rooms. It's a short walk or drive to the centre of Barna village and the services it offers, including The Twelve Hotel, SuperValu supermarket, and local primary school. The pier and sea front are beside the village and Galway city centre is approximately six miles away.