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‘Don’t forget us,’ pleads battered ‘Bofin

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With its pier virtually destroyed, roads left impassable, and the threat of even further flooding, the inhabitants of storm battered Inisbofin fearful of “being forgotten about” are pleading with the Galway County Council, local representatives, and Government to provide the funding and manpower to carry out urgent repair work.

The May procession

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The month of May is named for and dedicated to Mary, the Blessed Virgin. Many people like to honour the Virgin during that month by putting up a May altar in their house, usually on a small table or sideboard covered with a white cloth. In the place of honour is a Marian picture or statue and it is decorated with May flowers. In some parishes they have a ceremony where they crown an image of Mary with paste jewels, and in others, they hold a May procession in which those taking part walk bareheaded (weather permitting), in decent costume and with reverent mien. Clergy and laity, men and women, are separated. The cross is usually carried at the head, and sometimes banners embroidered with sacred pictures. These often represent sodalities but should never be of military or triangular in shape.

Disruption expected as roadworks begin

Roadworks in the vicinity of the Fire Station on Fr Griffin Road at the junction with Fairhill Road are to start next Monday.

Successful year for Property Partners Maxwell Heaslip & Leonard despite economic climate

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This year produced difficult working conditions for most Irish companies, with many struggling to keep above board. The property market in general failed to excite, with the ongoing trend of falling house prices and excess supply over demand. However, despite the general perception that ‘nothing is selling’, the team at Property Partners Maxwell Heaslip & Leonard have had a busy year.

Claddagh gem fuels bidding marathon

The Imperial Hotel in Eyre Square was a flurry of activity on Thursday November 25 for the winter auction held by Property Partners Maxwell, Heaslip, & Leonard. The first floor lounge, recently refurbished and overlooking the festivities of the Eyre Square Christmas market, provided a warm and welcoming venue for the event.

Property partners Maxwell, Heaslip & Leonard launch winter auctions

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Following the recent announcements about the companies new merger, Galway’s most progressive property firm Property Partners Maxwell Heaslip & Leonard is pleased to announce its upcoming winter auction. The latest offerings to go under the hammer are a diverse range of lots which will appeal to all sectors of the market and will be what auctioneer James Heaslip MIPAV promises to be an engaging event: “All the properties which we are promoting offer a mix, which will appeal to a range of buyers from across the spectrum. The one thing that the properties have in common is that they are very attractively priced. We have advised our vendors that if they want to sell in this turbulent market then the property must be priced keenly. Our recent results show this is the case and as long as a property offers good value, then, it will sell.”

Unique property in the Claddagh

Number 16 Frenchville, The Claddagh, is an executor sale and comes to the market with an attractive price tag that is open to offers.

A May procession in the Claddagh, c1935

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This photograph was originally taken from the top of the high wall which fronted the town dump in the area of the Claddagh still known as ‘The Swamp’ in 1931. In the early years of the 20th century Galway’s Parliamentary Representative Stephen Gwynn prompted the Government to award a grant of £450 for the reclamation of this marshy ground between the Claddagh and the seashore, which was prone to flooding, and as a result a half-mile racing track in the shape of a rectangle with rounded corners was built around the perimeter of the area. It cannot have been very successful, because some time afterwards the area became the site for the city dump. In 1931 the Carnegie Trust presented the city with a grant of £500 to help develop part of the site into a number of playing pitches. This development was a gradual process and eventually, in the early fifties, the whole area was converted into a municipal park devoted entirely to sporting activities. The high wall was largely knocked and reduced to its present height. It took a while to completely clear the ground... many who played matches there at the time remember taking lumps of glass or tin out of the surface of the playing pitch and leaving them on the side wall.

Major June auction to see three Claddagh properties go under the hammer

On Friday June 12 O’Donnellan & Joyce will offer for sale by public auction two of the best houses and one unique site all located in the Claddagh within a stone’s throw of each other. It is not often that such a selection of wonderful properties comes to the market in the rare and much sought after locations of Beattystown and Frenchville. Auctions for properties in these locations have always proved very successful for O’Donnellan & Joyce and the agents are confident that even in this depressed market the auction on June 12 will be no different.

Three Claddagh properties go under the hammer tomorrow

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A large crowd is expected to attend tomorrow’s auction in the auction rooms of O’Donnellan & Joyce in Mary Street when three properties in the Claddagh go under the hammer. It is very rare that such a selection of properties come to the market at the same time in the Claddagh, and especially in wonderful and much sought after locations like Beattystown and Frenchville. On offer tomorrow at the auction will be No 13 Beattystown, a site at No 13a Beattystown, and No 13 Frenchville. These are all wonderful properties with very realistic price tags so whether it is a property that is fully finished, a property that needs finishing, or a site to put your own stamp on, the choice is here.

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