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Mayor ‘demoralised’ by ‘ridiculous’ planning refusals

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Galway City Council may soon have to make hard decisions and look at increasing the heights of buildings in order to facilitate the growth and housing need of the city, this week’s meeting was told at The Ardilaun Hotel.

Clare musician plays 'The Eyrecourt Jig' on upcoming film

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Niall Crehan is the youngest son of the accomplished Clare whistle and concertina player Vincent Crehan. With the support of his father, Niall was a highly proficient violinist from a young age in both Irish traditional music and classical music. He won the Father Matthew feis in under 14's and also won a multitude of competitions in the fleadh with groupí ceol, and also in slow air competitions.

Gradam 23  Galway’s bilingual business award now open for nominations

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Mayor of the City of Galway, Cllr Clodagh Higgins unveiled this year’s sponsors for Gradam 2023 at a press event hosted by Gaillimh le Gaeilge in the Galway Chamber, to formally open the nomination stage of the Gradam Sheosaimh Uí Ógartaigh competition.

An Bord Pleanála decisions upending progress on housing developments is ‘frustrating’ Mayor

Mayor of Galway, Clodagh Higgins has expressed her deep frustration with the progress of housing developments in the City as a consequence of flat refusals from An Bord Pleanala.

New initiatives launched by Ollscoil na Gaillimhe and Gaillimh le Gaeilge to promote spoken Irish in the city

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The Mayor of the City of Galway, Cllr Clodagh Higgins has launched two new initiatives by Ollscoil na Gaillimhe and Gaillimh le Gaeilge to increase the use of spoken Irish in Galway city.

City honours trans-atlantic hero oarsman Browne with civic reception

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Galway City Council held a civic reception to honour oarsman, Damian Browne, following his record-breaking row from New York to Furbo in October 2022.

Advocates welcome promise of 30 km speed limits outside schools

Community advocates for safer streets are pleased that a majority of Galway city councillors voted to include 30 km per hour speed limits outside city schools as part of the city’s speed limit review at Monday’s council meeting, and that the Executive promised a full review of speed limits of all city and suburban roads by 2024.

Turloughmore celebrates its sole senator

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Seanad Eireann is celebrating its 100th anniversary and in that hundred years some of the greatest and most noted people took their place in the Higher House of the Irish Parliament.

McDonnell says Green Party councillors’ votes are holding back Galway’s progression

A former Mayor of Galway has strongly criticised the Green Party members on Galway City Council — accusing them of not having the best interests of the people of Galway at heart.

Santa Claus comes to Galway

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St Nicholas of Myra is the patron saint of archers, sailors, merchants, repentant thieves, brewers, pawnbrokers, unmarried people, students, and children. He is also the patron saint of Galway, and our oldest church, St Nicholas' Collegiate, is named after him. He was a legendary giver of gifts, particularly to the poor. He would hand coins in through windows or open doors, and if they were closed, sometimes he would put them down the chimney. This was the origin of the tradition of Santa coming down the chimney bearing gifts. The tradition was good for business for chimney sweeps, it would be difficult to explain soot marks on the floor on Christmas morning.


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