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Of postmen and postwomen

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The regular use of the words ‘litir’ and ‘post’ in 15th century Irish manuscripts suggests that by that time a postal system was already in existence in Ireland. The English postal system was completely reformed by a man named Witherings in 1638 and he was then invited to do the same in Ireland. By the 1650s, mail was being carried by post boys who walked 16 to 18 miles a day between towns. It is believed the Galway Post Office was set up in 1653 when the Cromwellians were still here. In those early years, the local postmaster was expected to provide the premises, so every time a new postmaster was appointed, it meant a new main Post Office.

Retired An Post/Eircom workers to hold reunion in city next month

The retired members of the former Department of Posts & Telegraphs, An Post, Telecom Eireann, Eircom and Eir at Eglinton Street are holding the An Post/Eircom reunion in the Menlo Park Hotel on Friday May 19.

New generation of Gaeltacht female entrepreneurs hailed as CUMASÚ concludes

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Westmeath students participate in prominent Science Showcase

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County Westmeath teenagers joined students from across Ireland at a special showcase event for young science innovators, that was hosted at the Department of Foreign Affairs in Dublin recently.

Galway hoteliers welcome extension of tourism vat rate

Galway hoteliers have welcomed the Government’s decision to extend the nine per cent tourism VAT rate and reform the energy support scheme for businesses.

Labour calls for extension of eviction ban

Labour City Councillor Niall Mc Nelis said the eviction ban must be extended until the end of 2023 to safeguard vulnerable renters from entering homelessness.

Athlone poet revisits Westmeath’s role in the great Irish epic Táin Bó Cúailnge

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‘Threading the Táin’ is an inter-county community visual arts project showcasing five tapestries created in celebration of the epic Táin Bó Cúailnge, the Cattle Raid of Cooley.

The traffic toll of Galway city continues to plague commuters

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Over the years, Galway has been the focus of national media for many positive reasons, from our bustling creative scene, our musical talent and beautiful scenery, however our most recent broadcast into homes across the country have been entirely for negative reasons.

South Westmeath students to the awards fore at BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition

South Westmeath students were to the fore when the 59th BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition award winners were announced in the RDS on Friday evening last.

Public Health Nurse named Galway’s Most Inspirational Person

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Public Health Nurse Grainne Ní Lochlainn from Connemara is celebrating this week after being named Galway’s Most Inspirational Person at this year’s Gala Retail Inspiration Awards with Virgin Media.


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