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History made during NUIG stopover

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From early Tuesday morning 140 members of the international, national, and local press gathered at the media centre at NUI Galway in anticipation of the first stopover of the royal visit.

No turning back for Weir despite the announcement of Grid West commission

Councillor Seamus Weir will not be reversing his decision not to run for Fine Gael in this May’s Local Elections, even with the announcement this week by the Minister for Environment, Pat Rabbitte, of a commission headed up by retired judge Catherine McGuinness to investigate the potential of undergrounding the Grid West Project.

Ennell chosen for long-distance swimming event

This summer Lough Ennell has been chosen as one of just four lakes in Ireland to host the Open Water Swimmer Challenge.

The Big Debate


No vote on Oireachtas powers is a relief for all

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Road crash victim named

A man who was fatally injured in a road traffic accident in Kilkenny this week has been named.

Over The Edge to celebrate Salmon Poetry

THE 30TH anniversary of the founding of Salmon Poetry will be marked at the Over The Edge reading in the Galway City Library on Thursday October 27 at 6.30pm.

Foot and Mouth hits the County... (Part One)

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In 1941, the deadly Foot and Mouth disease spread rapidly through parts of County Kilkenny, including the Callan district. It especially threatened the Modeshill area in neighbouring County Tipperary.

Fair Days (Part Two)

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Some of the hawkers who had done a roaring trade in pre-war Callan Fair days were severely restricted by the Emergency cutbacks. These men engaged with their customers from donkey carts, which had tarpaulin covers supported on sally sticks on the side of Green Street that had the pubs and shops.

Fair Days (Part One)

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The money collected at the tolling booth on fair days in Callan in the first half of the twentieth century went towards funding the many important services administered by the Town Commissioners.


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