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Cruinniu na mBad festival takes place in Kinvara next weekend

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The 37th Cruinniu na mBad , “Gathering of the Boats” will take place in Kinvara on the weekend of August 14, 15, and 16. This unique Galway Hooker and wooden boat festival has been held each year since 1979, the brainchild of local man Tony Moylan, who passed away in June of this year. 

Odyssey sets record recovering €26 million in silver from Gairsoppa shipwreck

Deep-sea exploration and salvage experts Odyssey Marine Exploration has set a new world record after recovering silver bullion worth up to €26 million from the wreck of the SS Gairsoppa, a 412-foot steel-hulled British cargo ship that was torpedoed by a German U-boat during World War II and sunk off the Galway coast in February 1941.

The man who said ‘Good day’ to Harvard

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The south Bostonian, James Brendan Connolly, was once described by Joseph Conrad as the ‘best sea-story writer in America’. He wrote 19 novels and short stories about ships and sailors at sea, the US navy, submarine patrols in World War I, and the heroic struggles of the Gloucester fishermen on the treacherous Grand Bank and Nova Scotia regions hunting for cod and halibut.

Woodquay in former times

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William Joseph JC Bond (1833-1926) was a landscape and marine painter of the Liverpool School who was much influenced by Turner, and in the 1850s and 1860s, by the Pre-Raphaelites. His work features in a number of museums and galleries. He came to the west of Ireland on a number of occasions, we know one of his paintings was titled “Near Oranmore” and he also painted “The Galway Coast” in 1872. Our main image today is of an oil painting he did of Woodquay in 1850, and the second is a detail from that painting. He may have taken some artistic licence, but his picture underlines the importance of early artworks as historical documents in an era before photography reached Galway.

Aftershocks not expected after quake causes rumble along west coast

Aftershocks from the earthquake which shook parts of Galway county and Mayo early yesterday could occur in the new few days, but these are not expected to be anything of significance, a geological expert said last evening.

Deep-sea salvage experts to recover £70 million silver off Galway coast

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An American deep-ocean shipwreck exploration company is set to begin a massive salvage operation to recover £70 million of silver which went down aboard a British cargo steamer during World War II 300 miles off the coast of Galway.

Best of music and fun makes its way to Inishbofin

If ever a reason was needed to visit the wonderful island of Inishbofin off the Galway coast, a forthcoming series of concerts has got to be it. The Inishbofin Concerts will present a series of the very best in Irish traditional and contemporary music and comedy during July and August, and these intimate concerts will take place in what has to be one of the most gloriously located venues in Ireland — the Dolphin Hotel.

TG4 documentary to retell tragic story of flight KLM 607

The tragic story of the rescue attempts for a Dutch flight which crashed into the sea, west of the Galway coast will be told in a TG4 documentary this weekend.

Galway Bay golf course set to reopen after redesign

One of Galway’s top 18-hole PGA Championship golf courses – with a state-of-the-art golf academy - is soon to re-open to the public after an expert redesign by legendary World Cup and Ryder Cup golfer Christy O’Connor Jnr.

Top golf course re-opens after stunning redesign

One of the West’s top 18-hole PGA Championship golf courses – with a state-of-the-art golf academy - is soon to re-open to the public after an expert redesign by legendary World Cup and Ryder Cup golfer Christy O’Connor Jnr.

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