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O’Donnellan & Joyce auctioneers is number one property sales agent according to Daft.ie

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This has proven to be a record year for sales at well-known Galway based auctioneers O’Donnellan & Joyce after the company completed its mid-year review. According to the Daft.ie Business Intelligence Report, O’Donnellan & Joyce auctioneers at 5 Mary Street in Galway is listed as the number one real estate agent nationwide in terms of sales, and it commands an impressive 22 per cent growth in terms of volume sold year on year. O’Donnellan & Joyce strives to stay two steps ahead of the competition and the ongoing success of its Wild Atlantic property auction series of live auctions, which are held regularly in the Harbour Hotel in Galway, are renowned throughout the country.

‘Beyond our wildest expectations’

Week III

‘Beyond our wildest expectations’

Week III

‘Every time I looked up I saw my father’

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Even before it came to Galway the statue of Sean Pádraic Ó Conaire was causing a stir. As Albert Power carved away in his stone-yard at Berkeley Street, Dublin, word had got out that this was a work of exceptional standards.

Grief and despair on Galway streets November 1920

Sunday November 21 1920, known as ‘Bloody Sunday’, marked one of the most significant events in the Irish War of Independence. The day began with an IRA operation, organised by Michael Collins, to assassinate the so called ‘Cairo Gang’ - a team of undercover British agents, working and living in Dublin. IRA members went to a number of addresses, and shot dead 14 people including nine army officers.

An international flavour to childrens arts festival

Excitement is building ahead of this year’s Baboró International Arts Festival for Children, which starts in Galway Monday October 15 for seven days. The programme is bursting with theatre, dance, music, exhibitions, film and literature as well as talks and workshops for children and adults. There are also opportunities for children and adults to get creative while spending quality time together.

Catch a show after school at Baboro

Excitement is building ahead of this year’s Baboró International Arts Festival for Children, which kicks off in Galway this Monday October 15 for seven days. The programme is bursting with theatre, dance, music, exhibitions, film, and literature as well as talks and workshops for children and adults. There are also opportunities for children and adults to get creative while spending quality time together.

The boy who burnt his hand

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On Sunday evening March 25 1866, the two children of the schoolmaster Mr St George, were playing near the fire together in the Mission School (now Scoil Fhursa), when suddenly there was an explosion. The elder child burnt his hand. His injuries put him into a ‘very precarious position’. I am not sure how serious that was, but the story took an insidious turn when it was given out that ‘some malicious person climbed on the roof, and threw a packet of gunpowder down the chimney.’

Galway’s Cheltenham preview night at The Arches Hotel

Cheltenham 2017 is just around the corner and Galway punters will be treated to the hottest tips and expert analysis for this year’s festival straight at The Arches Hotel preview night.

Have a Monster Halloween in Galway

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Halloween has grown to be one of the biggest events in the ‘going out’ calendar and Halloween in Galway is frightfully good.

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