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Farewell dinner for Fr Dick Lyng

A farewell dinner will take place next month for one of Galway city’s leading and most popular Roman Catholic clerics, Fr Dick Lyng of St Augustine’s Church.

Galway Bay Sailing Club Regatta is flagship event of Sea Festival weekend

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The Galway Bay Sailing Club’s Annual Regatta will be the main event of the first ever Galway Sea Festival taking place over the June bank holiday weekend this summer.

First St Augustine’s pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostella

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On a warm Saturday evening in a little town of Arzúa, about 40kms from Santiago de Compostella, a group of Galway pilgrims watched the local brass band competition. Led by their conductors three bands marched up the street, playing marching tunes.

Packie Bonner to take part in Eamonn Deacy testimonial

Packie Bonner, one of the legendary Republic Of Ireland players, whose ‘hand of God’ moment at Italia 90 earned him Irish football immortality, will play at this weekend’s testimonial match for Eamonn ‘Chick’ Deacy.

St Pat’s principal praises ‘exceptional’ bond between school and parents

The principal of a city boys’ primary school this week attributed its success to the “exceptionally” good relationship that exists between it and local parents.

Snapshots in Time – Bank of Ireland serving town and country for 175 years

This year Bank of Ireland marks the 175th anniversary of its establishment in Ballinasloe. Founded in 1783, and set up in Ballinasloe in 1836, Bank of Ireland has been an integral part of the economic development of the town and its large agricultural hinterland over those 175 years. A search through the archives reveals some interesting snapshots in time.

Galway’s rich heritage

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This photograph of the interior of St Nicholas’ Collegiate Church was originally taken c1890 and was given us by the National Library. The Leper’s Gallery can be seen over the arches to the left.

End of the road for Galway confessions as diocese plans to instal automated confessionals?

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This could be the last Holy Week that confessions are heard in Galway City, following the revelation last evening that automated confession kiosks are set to be installed in several city churches next month.

Memories of the week when summer

Now that the evenings are getting dark and the end of year is setting in, the city takes on a new complexion. All of a sudden, darkness falls shortly after teatime as the summer city gives way to the winter and the shadows fall like a stage curtain.

From Reverend Towers to Councillor Towers?

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On Saturday January 31, on his 66th birthday, Rev Patrick Towers, will retire as Rector of St Nicholas’ Collegiate Church. In the nine years he has been Rector he has played an important role in Galway’s civic life and been one of its most active clergymen.


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