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The Head of the River

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In 1976 a group of likeminded people got together to work out a way to make the sport of rowing in Galway more competitive. They decided the best way to achieve this was to set up a new club, and so Tribesmen Rowing Club was formed. Starting a new rowing club is an expensive business so they began a number of fundraising activities, running raffles, organising dances, etc. They managed to get their first crew on the water in 1977.

ESRI conference shows Galway as top performer in foreign firm job creation

The gateway city of Galway has been named as the best performer in terms of employment generated by foreign firms in the last 10 years with its concentration and growth of medical device companies being cited as the main factor behind this success.

SPORTS SHORTS

•Galway Bay Sailing club will run a series of talks over the next three weeks in the clubhouse in Renville, Oranmore. Dr Kieran Hickey, from the Department of Geography in NUI Galway, an expert on climate change, will focus his talk on global warming and in particular changing wind patterns. The talks, which begin at 8pm, are open to the general public. For further information contact John Lowther 087-2637030.

Climate change will bring 10 per cent rise in Mayo rain

The Environmental Protection Agency has launched a report that projects significant changes to Mayo’s climate over this century. Mayo, along with other Connacht counties, will see this increase in winter rainfall. Over the next number of years it is estimated that winter rainfall in Connacht will increase by up to 10 per cent.

 

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