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The head of the river

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Rowing is a sport of endurance, strength, and finesse, a sport naturally suited to Galway where the river connects Lough Corrib with the sea. The earliest reference we have to competitive rowing on the Galway river is 1839. The first rowing club established here was the Corrib Rowing and Yachting Club in 1864 (149 years ago!) and as other clubs formed, rowing matches became more competitive. In 1868, Commercial Rowing Club was formed and the inter-club rivalry generated a lot of interest in the sport.

Mulranny on way to becoming the ‘number one’ village in the country

The third village design statement for the county, that of the Mulranny Village Design Statement, was launched on Monday in the village by An Taoiseach Enda Kenny, who said the design statement will enable Mulranny to become the “number one” village in the country.

Calling Kilkenny’s story-tellers

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Kilkenny’s story-tellers will have a chance to indulge in their art on National Tell Tale Day tomorrow (Saturday), as part of Heritage Week.

Coole hosts its first conferring ceremony

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Coole Park hosted a conferring ceremony for graduates of the NUI Maynooth certificate in local history last weekend, the first ceremony of its kind to be held at the park. The course was run as an outreach programme at Coole by the NUI Maynooth department of modern history, in association with the university’s adult education office. Nineteen students were conferred on the day.

NUI Galway collaborative survey could reveal “secrets” of Tara

NUI Galway senior lecturer in archaeology Conor Newman is convinced that a major extensive collaborative survey of the Hill of Tara will lead to the discovery of both “secrets and treasures” and explain why Tara was so important to our ancestors.

New project seeks to preserve and promote Galway’s maritime heritage

The last six boats of the Claddagh fleet are to be restored to working order in time for the Volvo Ocean Boat Race, as part of a new project which seeks to preserve and promote Galway’s maritime heritage.


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