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The Head of the River

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In 1976 a group of likeminded people got together to work out a way to make the sport of rowing in Galway more competitive. They decided the best way to achieve this was to set up a new club, and so Tribesmen Rowing Club was formed. Starting a new rowing club is an expensive business so they began a number of fundraising activities, running raffles, organising dances, etc. They managed to get their first crew on the water in 1977.

Lower Dominick Street about one hundred and fifty years ago

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According to Hely Dutton, Dominick Street was built in the early part of the 19th century. It was outside the old city walls and was an indicator of how Galway was beginning to expand at the time. This photograph, which was taken c1965, is probably the earliest existing image of the street.

Golfer of the year competitions have clubs buzzing

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Politicians must take the pain as well as give it out, says Grealish

If the Government expects people to endure savage cuts in the Budget, then politicians and former Taoisigh must be willing to make sacrifices and accept financial reductions for themselves.

Clearer distinction between the department and HSE needed – Senator John Paul Phelan

Six years after the formation of the HSE the difference in responsibilities of the executive and the Department of Health still remain unclear, according to Senator John Paul Phelan.

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Galway Golf Club: Men’s 18 holes singles stableford Hampers, Joe Joyce (13) 39;:Dillon Burke (10) 38; Gross Tom Nolan (1) 34; Paul Kerr (11) 38; Niall Lynch (6) 37; Stan Mortimer (14) 36.

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Cregmore Golf Club: Cregmore celebrated success at the weekend, becoming Cecil Ewing Connacht champions. The team was: Conor Killeen and Philip Gallagher; Conor O'Shea and Mike Kearns, Pat Gavin and David Burke,J ohn McGrath and Brendan Cleary,Eoin Corcoran and Karl Hughes, Mike Greally and Fiachra Murphy, Ciaran O'Donnell and Sean Cloonan, and team captain Mossie Sheehan.

Drugs strategy in limbo as Minister for Drugs job not filled

Last week’s Cabinet reshuffle has left the role of the Minister for Drugs vacant and has effectively sidelined the national drugs strategy at a time when we need to put every effort into tackling Ireland’s drugs crisis, according to Castlebar Fine Gael town councillor Ger Deere.

Government to tackle head shops’ legislation by summer

Education programmes in secondary schools may be the key to fighting the growing popularity of “head shops” in towns and cities throughout the country, according to former mayor Cllr Padraig Conneely.

Clampdown on head shops welcomed by local councillor

The issue surrounding head shops is gaining momentum with the Minister John Curran, who is responsible for the National Drugs Strategy now planning to co-ordinate a cross-department government response to tackle the problems associated with the proliferation of head shops.

 

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