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Councillors express their unhappiness with ongoing broadband issues

A civil servant received one of the coldest receptions ever afforded to a visitor at a Galway County Council meeting earlier this week when he gave a presentation on the National Broadband Plan. Sean Griffin from the Department of Communications was handed the unenviable task of delivering an update on the plan, and how it would affect long-suffering internet users in rural Galway. But it was unlikely that Mr Griffin had reckoned on a chamber packed with 39 irate councillors, each of whom was awarded time to speak on the contentious issue. And it was not pretty. At one stage the department representative was even accused of pedalling “happy pills’’ to pacify a bunch that were anything but happy.

Forty per cent rise in ‘drop-in’ callers to city domestic violence refuge

The number of women who “dropped in” to a city based domestic violence service without a prior appointment seeking information and support, was up by almost 40 per cent last year, according to new figures, released this week.

Speech and language resources for parents at Activate Speech

Activate Speech is based in Headford and supplies speech and language resources suitable for parents. Designed by a local speech and language therapist with nearly 30 years experience, these packs target key areas of common problems children have when starting to speak. So, if you are worried about your child’s speech then these may be for you.

New Joyce’s Supermarket Headford to open its doors tomorrow at 11am

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It is an exciting week for the town of Headford as the new-look Joyce’s Supermarket opens its doors for the first time tomorrow at 11am.

County Mayor gets on board the ‘Out and Proud’ Road Show

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The County Mayor, Cllr Thomas Welby, has this week launched Social Inclusion Awareness Week in Clann Family Resource Centre, Oughterard, an event which was held in conjunction with the launch of the ‘Out and Proud’ Road Show.

Remap your vehicle and save fuel at Ecotune

Ecotune, based in Headford, is one of the leading mobile remapping specialists, offering a service that can save motorists up to 20 per cent more fuel efficiency and as much as a 50 per cent gain in power.

Rebalance your body’s energy

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Bridie Marrey, a bio energy expert who is based in Headford, outlines the healing benefits of bio energy to Mayo Advertiser readers.

Galway films seek your vote on RTÉ’s StoryLand competition

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THE OUTLAW Concy Ryan and Lucky Run are two Galway based drama series competing with six others from across the country on RTÉ’s StoryLand competition.

A Christian heritage lost in ivy

Last Easter Sunday, I was privileged to attend a dawn Mass, near Cong, on the Lough Corrib shore. About 300 people stood close to a blazing fire, as daybreak slowly lifted the darkness revealing the wide expanse of water, its wooded islands, and in the distance, the mountains of the Maam valley. It was perfectly silent and peaceful. Fr Ray Flaherty welcomed us with these opening words: ‘It was here many saints like Meldon, Fursey, Brendan and Feichin made their homes of peace and prayer. There are many sanctuaries scattered today in ruins along the shores of this lake, silent ruins where the soft tones of bells and the church’s solemn chant floated over the waves...’

Frightened parents deplore ‘savage’ cuts to Brothers of Charity services

“Savage” cuts planned for the Brothers of Charity’s budget for 2010 will devastate services and cause “untold grief” to service users and their families, a concerned parent warned this week.

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