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A Race Week vibe at Galway Summer Garden

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SUMMER 2020 will not pass by completely without some form of physical festival vibe in Galway, thanks to the Galway Summer Garden pop-up outdoor festival venue in Salthill.

Galway Cartoon Festival seeks entries for October exhibition

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THE GALWAY Cartoon Festival, which will run from October 2 to 9, is inviting cartoonists from across the world to submit entries for this year’s festival exhibition.

City centre to be zoned as thousands flock west

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Galway city centre will be split into separate zones next week in order to facilitate social distancing with the expected influx of a large number of visitors during the Galway Races.

A time when grass grew on Galway streets

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It is generally agreed that the treaty signed between the Williamite general de Ginkel, and the Irish/Jacobian Patrick Sarsfield, on October 9 1691 in Limerick, was a very satisfactory military outcome for both sides, but not a satisfactory outcome for Catholic Ireland who, with the loss of her armies, was left at the mercy of a vengeful Protestant parliament.

Different horses being jumped at Ballybrit this summer

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The Moet Chandon building at Galway Racecourse is one of the most beautiful additions to Galway Racecourse over the last couple of years.

Paddock to Prom as fashionistas get ready for Race Week fun

Fashionistas and dapper gents get racing-ready and join the team at the Salthill Hotel for the 2020 Galway Races Summer Festival from Wednesday July 29 through to Friday July 31 for its Paddock to Prom Race Week luncheons.

Let Galway Technical Institute take you further

Galway Technical Institute (GTI) will hold its open day on Tuesday, March 3, from 9am to 4pm. The open day is an opportunity for prospective students to explore the GTI campus and check out the state of the art facilities, find out about the exciting courses on offer, and participate in lively events throughout the college. GTI welcomes both school leavers and mature learners who wish to retrain or upskill.

Minding the back garden

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Michael Moloney has been living and breathing Galway Racecourse for many years now. When he was knee high to a grasshopper, he used to cycle around the course, while his father John, looked after the running of the course. Now, so many years on, Michael still thinks of Ballybrit as a back garden rather than a workplace, such is his passion for that patch of ground that heaves mightily every year and reverberates the Galway economy.

New sense of belief sees stylish Galway storm to third title

A new sense of belief that enabled them to stand firm in the face of adversity was key to Galway’s victory in front of a record crowd at Croke Park on Sunday. With Galway six clear at the break, the never-say Killenny came back to within a couple of scores, but never got closer as a determined Tribeswomen held on to claim the O’Duffy Cup for the third time.

One hundred and fifty years racing at Ballybrit

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We know that horse races were organised in different parts of County Galway from the middle of the 18th century, in places like Kilconnell, Eyrecourt, Rahasane, Ballinasloe, Ballymoe, Carraroe, and Bermingham House near Tuam. They were known as ‘racing matches’. In 1764, there was a five day meeting held at Knockbarron near Loughrea, and between 1829 and 1857, 15 meetings were held in Kiltulla near Ballybrit. In 1867, a series of races was organised at Bushfield near Oranmore.

 

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