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Specsavers; investing in people and your vision

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It is important to take care of our eyes. Poor vision makes it harder to complete simple daily tasks such as reading, driving, and cooking. So when it comes to looking after our eyes' health, we want the best possible care. With that goal in mind Specsavers Galway - Headford Road introduced the revolutionary optical coherence tomography (OCT) scan to its store in June this year.

Galway gets set for a week long carnival of comedy and laughter

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Some 10,000 people are set to converge on Galway next week to attend the Vodafone Comedy Carnival, which is expected to generate at least €5 million for the local economy.

Galway Simon, the early years

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The Simon Community takes its name from Simon of Cyrene who helped Jesus carry the cross. It was founded in London in 1963 by Anton Wallich-Clifford and a branch was set up in Dublin in 1969. Early in 1979, Frank O’Leary OFM spoke at a meeting in Galway entitled Poverty in Ireland about the work of Simon in providing shelter, friendship, and acceptance to homeless people. Two psychology students, Margaret Brehony and Kathy O’Grady, drew attention to the fact that there were rough sleepers in Galway too.

The turf market at Raven Terrace

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Turf was an important and indigenous fuel and so turf markets were an important factor in Galway life (long before anyone ever thought of carbon emissions), especially at this time of year as one prepared to head into winter. Farmers from Rahoon or Barna or surrounding areas would bring their neatly stacked cartloads of turf into town and sometimes go from door to door trying to sell their product. Those who did not have particular customers more often than not would go to designated turf market locations such as Eyre Square, Woodquay, the Small Crane, or Raven Terrace/Garryglass at the corner of Wolfe Tone Bridge. There was a weighbridge opposite where the fire station is now, and this was often used in their transactions. Having sold or bartered their turf, the farmer would then deliver it to the customer.

Scents of an Ending

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If asked to name some autumn scented plants could you do it? It might be trickier than you think, as the scents we associate with autumn usually tend towards the woodsmoke / damp leaves / spiced pumpkin variety, no? Actually I suspect spiced pumpkin has more to do with Starbucks than with autumn, in this part of the world anyway, thanks to the cult status of the PSL in recent times. (For those aged 21 and over that’s the Pumpkin Spiced Latte, obviously).

Hotel Meyrick Galway to host autumn wedding open day

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Hotel Meyrick, in the heart of Galway City has long been a dream wedding destination for both Irish and international couples. Native Galwegians will be familiar with the striking Victorian hotel and those visiting the city for the first time won’t miss the grand building located just a stone’s throw from Galway’s lively city centre, making it the ideal location for your guests to explore all the city has to offer.

Peak time buses not keeping up with demand, says Hanley

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Unless there are proper levels of investment in public transport, bus services in the city will continually fail to "keep up with the demand of peak times users".

The man behind the Ó Conaire statue

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THE SCULPTOR Albert G Power is best known as the creator of the Pádraic Ó Conaire statue, once an integral part of Eyre Square, but now on display in the Galway City Museum.

Incredible value in Colleran’s next auction

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It's certainly a case of quality over quantity at Don Colleran's next auction on October 24 as all properties are in very desirable and much sought after locations in the city, from Renmore and Old Mervue to two properties just off Eyre Square in Forster Court and Bohermore.

Stunning Ross Allta showhouse launching this weekend

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Few locations can rival the peace and serenity offered by driving along the Coast Road, taking in the spectacular views across Galway Bay while also enjoying the convenience of being just a five minute drive from Eyre Square. Rosshill is such a location, and is home to Ross Allta — meaning ‘wild wood’ — a luxurious new residential development on a spacious site of c8.5 acres, which has taken its name from the surrounding Merlin Woods. Ross Allta provides a sylvan setting, less than a five minute drive to Merlin Park Hospital and the Galway Clinic. This luxurious new development features 16 bespoke homes that range in size from 237sq m to 284sq m.

 

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