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Mass services to recommence at The Friary Athlone

The Friary Athlone will recommence the public Mass on Tuesday, July 21, in line with Government health and safety guidelines.

The last boat to use the canal

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On March 8, 1848, work was started on the Eglinton Canal. The Harbour Commissioners had been anxious to develop the New Dock. There were about 300 boats in the Claddagh and the amount of seaweed landed for manure in the spring of 1845 was 5,000 boat loads, averaging three tons each. The seaweed factory had been moved up to ‘The Iodine’, so the work on the canal was vital. It would allow boats to go from the Claddagh Basin up to the lake, boats from Cong and Maam to get to the sea, and improve the mill-power on the Galway River.

Chris Kent - new show at Town Hall

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CHRIS KENT has children and therefore feels guilty about his contribution to global over population. He is coming to terms with being called “well trained” for carrying out basic tasks. He also loves his clothes horse.

Emman Idama: No Irish, No Blacks, No Dogs

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NO BLACKS, No Dogs, No Irish - once that was a sign that appeared on boarding houses in Britain, and now it serves - in a slightly altered fashion - as the title of the new show by Emman Idama.

Emman Idama at the Comedy KARLnival

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EMMAN IDAMA, the Nigerian-born Irish citizen and one of the most popular young comedians on the circuit right now, headlines the next Comedy KARLnival at the Róisín Dubh.

The King's Head celebrates thirty years in business

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The Grealish family, owners of landmark 800-year-old pub The King's Head in Galway's Latin Quarter, are celebrating 30 years in business this year. To mark the occasion, and to say a big ‘thank you’ to the local community that have supported them over the past three decades, Paul and Mary Grealish are hosting a coffee and cake morning from 10am tomorrow (Friday), with all proceeds going to the Galway Rape Crisis Centre.

Hanley urges public to use the cúpla focail online for #Gaeltober

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A city councillor is encouraging the public to take part in #Gaeltober, an initiative for people to use Irish on social media and in their daily lives throughout the month of October.

Opening of new Circle K motorway services a boost for local economy

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The formal opening, on Friday morning last, of the Circle K M6 Athlone services station, is a significant and welcome boost for the local economy with the creation of over thirty jobs by Ireland’s largest fuel and convenience retailer.

Athlone Boat Club host extremely successful annual regatta event

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After a week of winds and rain, the weather looked favourably down down upon Athlone Boat Club on Saturday with rays of sun emanating from behind the clouds as the club's annual regatta commenced.

When the going gets turf

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For the horsey types and punters travelling to this week’s Cheltenham Festival, the state of the turf is sure to come up in conversation – is it wet or dry, hard or soft, and how’s it going to suit the glossy supermodel you’ve put your money on for the next race? If, instead, you’re planning to spend this long weekend on your own turf, you’ve picked the perfect time, because weather permitting, March is ideal for laying a new lawn.


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