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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.
Aftershocks from the earthquake which shook parts of Galway county and Mayo early yesterday could occur in the new few days, but these are not expected to be anything of significance, a geological expert said last evening.
A Kilkenny roofer who transported cocaine valued at more than €200,000 in order to repay a drugs debt has been given a seven year suspended sentence.
Rain, storms, droughts, and you guessed it, even more cold spells could become the norm as climate change increasingly threatens to pose serious challenges for Galway city, that’s according to leading scientist and NUI Galway lecturer Dr Kieran Hickey who was featured in a new radio documentary aired this week.
AS ALWAYS there is a huge variety of books available as gifts this Christmas which in an increasingly harsh economic climate offer wonderful value and, when chosen properly, are immensely and deeply appreciated.
In the midst of our miserable weather, and dire financial troubles the series of ‘unfortunate’, or at least most unusual, events continued last year. Stringing them all together, as Dr Kieran Hickey does in his interesting book* reminds us that little old Ireland, blessed and loved by the saints, a ‘nation cradled in the arms of St Patrick’ (as I was taught in national school), is, alas, not excluded from strange geophysical events such as extreme weather conditions, including volcanoes and earthquakes, as we may have once believed. Although it was extremely rare for all these events to happen in the same year, I am sorry to say that having spoken to Dr Hickey this week, we’d better batten down the hatches, and prepare for a worse walloping to come. Just over 200 years ago the weather gave Mary Shelley monstrous dreams...but more of that in a moment.
The next talk hosted by the Westport Civic Trust will be Climate Change, Natural Disasters and Ireland.
Ireland’s turbulent weather from summer 2009 to summer 2010, which saw floods, torrential rain, and severe cold, is examined in a new book to be launched in Galway this evening.
A Kilkenny roofer who transported cocaine valued at over €200,000 because of his so-called “drugs debt” to criminals, will be sentenced later by Judge Rory MacCabe.
•Galway Bay Sailing club will run a series of talks over the next three weeks in the clubhouse in Renville, Oranmore. Dr Kieran Hickey, from the Department of Geography in NUI Galway, an expert on climate change, will focus his talk on global warming and in particular changing wind patterns. The talks, which begin at 8pm, are open to the general public. For further information contact John Lowther 087-2637030.