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The Irish Annals say that in 1238 a round tower was built at the monastery of Annaghdown - the last recorded construction of such a building.
The west of Ireland contains most of the country’s mediaeval castles, some built by the Irish, but most were constructed by the Normans.
The term ‘The Tribes of Galway’ was originally a term of abuse coined by Cromwellian soldiers, but is now a title of honour for the 14 families who, in many ways, made Galway.
The Connacht Junior Cup was donated by a man called Senior. He was Alfred Senior, professor of chemistry in UCG from 1891 to 1918. The cup was first played for in 1905, and as Ralph O’Gorman says in his wonderful book entitled Rugby in Connacht, the event always had a unique culture, it was competitive and unpredictable, and had a wide geographical spread of participating clubs.
KBC Bank Ireland this week opened its newest retail banking hub on Eyre Square in Galway City. The new KBC Bank hub is the latest in a scheduled eight branch expansion taking place across Ireland over the coming 18 months. The introduction of this new KBC hub will herald an exciting new form of banking for the people of Galway.
Almost 80 years after the end of WWII, Ireland still attracts condemnation for being neutrality during the conflict, despite its actual practice of covert Allied support.
Power and Associates, chartered surveyors, valuers and estate agents, has recently concluded a commercial letting at No 2 Flood Street, Galway.
THE POETRY of Patrick Kavanagh will be read and celebrated in Galway at two events - one this month and the other in July.
The Solas Art House Cinema, beset by difficulties and delays since construction first began in 2009, has received a lifeline from Galway City Council with councillors unanimously agreeing this week to approve final additional funding of €200,000.
Irish folk tales concerning sea voyages are often set on the west coast of Ireland, particularly from places like Kinvara and The Aran Islands.