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Galway Golf Club to host tea day

On Wednesday next, May 6, Galway Golf Club will host a Tea Day for Western Alzheimer’s. This is a new venture for the golf club and it is hoped it will raise much needed funds for the charity.

Galway County Council pledges €1.5 million to Ireland West Airport

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Galway County Councillors have agreed to the local authority taking an equity share in Ireland West Airport Knock, in an attempt to secure the future of the transport facility.

Benny the Big Boot is back — Citywide active travel competition for schools

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After a very successful competition last year, Benny the Boot is back for 2015. And all city national schools are asked to get creative about how their pupils travel to and from school. An Taisce Green-Schools in partnership with Galway City Council re-launched the citywide active travel competition this week at Woodquay.

Annie Kelly, and her quest for love

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Annie Kelly was just 19 when all her dreams appeared to be coming true. Annie was one of 11 children living with her widowed mother at Newgrove, Mountbellew, Co Galway. Her boyfriend, William Murphy, and her brother Thomas had earlier emigrated to Boston. Annie and William were pledged to be married just as soon as Annie got the money to follow him there. Full of excitement the young woman later sailed from Liverpool on the Cunard liner the Lusitania arriving in New York on April 24 1915.

Successful kickboxers recognised with Mayoral reception

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The Galway Black Dragon Kickboxing Club was honoured at a mayoral reception at City Hall recently.

No going back on Galway bypass

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Plans for the progression of the controversial new Galway bypass will not be amended following a meeting held in Brussels earlier this week to thrash out the issue. Council planners and representatives from ARUP Consulting Engineers are adamant they will not return to the old Galway City Outer Bypass route.

City councillors ‘come out’ in support of gay marriage

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The Mayor of Galway, Donal Lyons, along with fellow councillors in City Hall, gathered to show their support for the Yes Equality Campaign in the gay marriage referendum.

More jobs announced as Taoiseach confirms Ballymahon project

The jobs boost for the Midlands as part of the anticipated Center Parcs development in Ballymahon has doubled after being formally announced by Taoiseach Enda Kenny.

The Augustinian nunnery

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The Augustinian Friars have been in Galway since 1508 when Margaret Athy, whose husband was mayor at the time, built a friary at Forthill, near a spring called St Augustine’s Well, the waters whereof wrought miraculous cures. In O’Flaherty’s Iar-Chonnacht, there is reproduced a document in which a miraculous cure is attested to by the signatures of several witnesses.

Sean Keane to play Croí charity concert

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THE GREAT Seán Keane will play Heartbreak Hotel, a charity concert in aid of Croí, in Monroe’s Live on Thursday April 16, which will also feature performances form a host of well known Galway and Irish performers.

 

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