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An Tóstal Salthill celebrations rescheduled for this Sunday

Good news for those who were looking forward to An Tóstal Salthill as the event has been rescheduled to take place this coming Sunday, May 26, with many fun activities planned for its 60th anniversary celebrations.

An Tóstal Salthill Festival celebrates sixty years

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If you are looking for something to do this bank holiday weekend why not claim your spot along the shoreline to watch the impressive sight of hundreds of racing currachs which will take to the waters for An Tóstal Salthill Festival 2013 which this year celebrates its 60th anniversary.

Clare Island mourns death of local fisherman

The Clare Island fisherman who drowned this week while out checking lobster pots is to be buried today (Friday).

City museum seeks old maritime photos for exhibition

Galwegians who have any old photos relating to maritime pursuits and seafaring are being sought to help put together a new exhibition for the Galway City Museum.

Shock at drowning of hero fisherman

The fisherman who drowned off the coast of Connemara earlier this week has been named as Gearóid O Cualáin, from Carna.

Currach launch symbolises revival on Bofin

Almost the entire population of Inisbofin, along with many visitors, gathered at the island’s Old Pier on Monday to witness an historic moment as an old-style currach was launched from the slipway for the first time in decades.

Currach racing in Salthill in the 1950s

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In the early 1950s a group of people got together to come up with ideas for extending the tourist season. They decided to focus on traditional Irish cultural events throughout the country, often with a local flavour, and they called the project An Tóstal. A committee was set up in Galway and they came up with the concept of an All-Ireland Currach Racing Championships. Nothing like this had ever been done before, so it took quite a bit of organisation.

Galway accordion great Johnny Connolly on TG4

Johnny Connolly still remembers the first time he got his hands on a melodeon and he will discuss that and his music career since on Se Mo Laoch on TG4 this Sunday.

Currach rowing club

Eating out — an alternative proposal

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I was invited to a fundraising dinner in a friend’s house recently and, not knowing quite what to expect, was amazed to see how someone’s house could be transformed into a lovely dining environment. I believe that it could be a way for people to enjoy good food at much less than restaurant prices and a great way to meet people. My hypothesis is this — why are restaurants charging the prices they are? High rent, high rent, and high rent and this is why they need two and three sittings on a night. So what could be possible if you had no rent to pay? You could charge prices that lots of people who do not eat out would find very attractive. This could be done by a couple of people who can have a flair for cooking, have a spacious home, and like to entertain people.

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