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President of NUI Galway Dr Jim Browne this week congratulated alumnus and RTÉ broadcaster Seán O’Rourke on taking over the mid-morning Radio 1 slot from Pat Kenny.
Kevin Faller was born in the Crescent in 1920. His father was John Patrick Faller and his mother was Madeleine Quinn from Tuam. They both died within six months of each other when Kevin was very young, so he and his brother Liam were brought up by their grandfather Stephen Faller. Kevin’s aunt Minnie, who was married to Nicholas O’Halloran, also helped to rear him.
The family of the late John Cunningham will launch a collection of his writings this evening. All proceeds from the book, which takes its title As I Saw It from Mr Cunningham’s popular ‘As I See It’ column in the Connacht Tribune, will go to the Galway Hospice Foundation.
“Galway, the Capital of Connacht, historic metropolis of the Tribes and one of the principal cities of Ireland, looks sad, lonely, sorrowful and dejected without a cathedral, a cathedral towering over, and proudly commanding by its majestic presence the city and its surroundings. Our beautiful plaza, the Square, and I don’t mean the Green with its shoddy rusty time-worn railings — stands as it were, already prepared — God’s Holy Acre long waiting for the Cathedral of the rising resurgent west. The railings would of course be removed making the Green a spacious foreground, and incidentally a delightful parking space, an area almost as large as the Square itself. No spot on earth is good enough for God’s House and “the place where His glory dwelleth”. The Square is the best Galway can give”.
The death occurred this week of former editor of the Connacht Tribune, Mr John Cunningham.
Tributes were paid yesterday to the former Connacht Tribune editor John Cunningham, who passed away on Tuesday.
“A modern port facility for Galway, catering for commercial shipping traffic and the development of Galway as a centre for Ocean Energy, cruise liners and marine leisure is pivotal to the future progression of the city,” according to Captain Brian Sheridan, Harbour Master who made his comments in advance of the Galway 2040 Symposium to be held in GMIT on Friday November 5.
It is a case of third time lucky for John McIntyre - the newly appointed manager of Galway hurling.
The Galway Advertiser is the highest circulation local newspaper in the country, according to the latest audited figures released by the UK-based Audit Bureau of Circulation (ABC).