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Forty years a-binding, and more to come

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An extraordinary row on the Late Late Show, 17 years ago, had a positive impact on a small Galway business struggling for survival. ‘A very attractive lady,’ Siubhan Maloney, called into Kenny’s Book Bindery, located in Salthill at the time, and told Gerry Kenny that she was a contestant in the Late Late’s Antique Show. She was re-upholstering an old chair, which included a small shelf. She wanted to see how to re-cover an old book in highly decorated leather, which would sit into the shelf. Jerry was happy to show her how it was done. First of all the pages are handsewn together, then clamped and trimmed ready for gold foil, which is applied with heat. This prevents the pages becoming dusty.

There is no business like the ocean liner business

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Galway shops, restaurants, and services could be major beneficiaries from the world popular cruise liner business once the new city port is up and running. Planning permission for phase one of the development is being submitted tomorrow.

Mayor launches forum to promote engagement on Galway transport

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This week saw the launch of an initiative which aims to get Galway’s road users involved in a public discussion on traffic flow around the city. The programme, named ‘Galway Transport – Engage for a liveable city’, is seeking ideas and suggestions on how to improve Galway’s overburdened traffic systems.

Mary Bennett ‘deeply honoured’ by Freedom of City award next week

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Businesswoman Mary Bennett, who is to be granted the Freedom of the City at a special reception next week, says she was “deeply honoured” to be chosen.

A relic of old world charm

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Our image today is of an original drawing done in 1958 by Belfast artist Raymond Piper (now deceased) of the beautiful staircase in the Great Southern Hotel. When one entered the hotel, the reception desk was to the left, there was a small corridor leading to the dining room on the left, and another leading to the bar on the right. Just past these was a comfortable lounge area, and at the end of this was this magnificent staircase leading to reception rooms upstairs, and directly to the station platform.

Mayor gets behind Christmas Market plans after new deal with operators

Galway will join cities like Budapest, Frankfurt, Edinburgh, and Vienna in the tradition of hosting a Christmas market this December, as the Mayor of Galway has now thrown his support behind the idea.

Pádraig O’Céidigh lends support to Fahey’s bypass campaign

Aer Arann’s Pádraig O’Céidigh and Treasure Chest owner Mary Bennett will feature in video supporting Frank Fahey’s Galway Bypass campaign.

Mary Bennett to be guest speaker at Network evening

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Popular Galway businesswoman Mary Bennett will give a talk next week on her experiences in business when she headlines the Network Galway annual open evening.

Galway Showcase a huge success

The recent Galway Showcase, which took place from April 16 to 18, has been deemed a huge success, bringing all types of business together, from retail, restaurants, and hotels to all the other riches of Galway city.

Public urged to support development of docks for cruise ship traffic

City businesswoman and chairperson of the Galway City and County Enterprise Board Mary Bennett is urging people to get behind the city authorities to help fast-track the development of Galway docks.


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