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Help for the whole family with Health and Herbs

Health and Herbs is an integrated health clinic and herbal dispensary situated on 9 Sea Road, (near the Jesuit Church) in Galway. It was founded by Dr Dilis Clare in 1999, who is the only GP in Ireland also qualified in herbal medicine.

The Jesuit church

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On this day, July 31, in 1863, “The new Church of St Ignatius on the Sea Road in the vicinity of the city was dedicated by the Most Rev Dr McEvilly, Lord Bishop of Galway. Sea Road is one of the most fashionable and frequented thoroughfares in the suburbs of our city. The Church, which was commenced in 1861, is now complete with the exception of the organ, altar and some minor internal decorations; and we have no doubt the zeal of the faithful will only require such a desirable opportunity of enabling the Jesuit Fathers, whose excellent judgement in these matters is fully acknowledged, to complete the required improvements, and that nothing shall be wanted which the good taste of the architect can suggest to make everything perfect. The Church is built of hammered limestone ashlar work in courses. The south gable, or principal front, the spire and the quoins, dressings etc, being finely punched and the depths of the jambs and arches of the principal doors and windows, which are richly moulded, adds greatly to its appearance. The Church, which is Gothic in style, is in the form of a Latin Cross, 115 feet in extreme length, 36 feet wide and 70 feet across the transepts, 56 to the ridge and 110 to the top of the spire”.

Galway charities to benefit from The Gift concerts

Young people in distress in Galway, Alzheimer’s patients, and homeless people will benefit this Christmas from funds to be raised at a series of concerts this month.

Singers needed for ‘The Gift’ Christmas charity concerts

Those who love to sing and have a spare hour on a Sunday afternoon are invited to take part in an event to raise funds for local charities.

A Christmas concert for Lily Mae

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A Christmas concert in support of Lily Mae Morrison and the Sunni Mae Trust will take place in the Galway Cathedral on Tuesday December 18 at 8pm.

A Christmas concert for Lily Mae

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A Christmas concert in support of Lily Mae Morrison and the Sunni Mae Trust will take place in the Galway Cathedral on Tuesday December 18 at 8pm.

Eugene Daly, survivor of the Titanic

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Eugene Daly was a 29-year-old weaver in Athlone Woollen Mills who decided to leave his job and go to America. He paid £6-19 for a third class ticket and boarded the Titanic at Queenstown. He was a piper and played native airs on board the tender on the way out to the liner. One of the survivors later sourly noted, “Looking astern from the boat deck, I often noticed how the third-class passengers were enjoying every minute of the time, a most uproarious skipping game of the mixed double was the great favourite whilst “in and out and roundabout” went a man with his bagpipes playing something that ‘faintly’ resembled an air.”

When Michael D was vice president

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For some reason the game of soccer seemed to be popular with Claddagh people. In the 1930s there were at least three teams representing the area. Claddagh Rangers were playing senior soccer, the equivalent of League of Ireland today, Old Claddonians were fielding teams, and by 1937, Galway Rovers were developing a youth team as well as a junior side. In their early days Rovers had no clubhouse, though the Old Malt pub could be described as a hangout, as could the Atlanta Hotel, whose owner Josie Owens had strong connections with the club.

When the king came to town

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King Edward VII was known as ‘Peacemaker’ for his role in fostering good relations between Britain and France, he was renowned for his politeness and good manners, and throughout the continent he was affectionately called the ‘Uncle of Europe’.

Christmas concerts aim to raise €17,000 for local charities

A Galway woman aims to raise €17,000 for three local charities by organising four Christmas family concerts in the city.

 

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