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Council looking at alternative routes for Galway city outer bypass

Revised plans for the controversial Galway city outer bypass are being drawn up and Galway City Council is examining a number of potential routes for the road.

Fán Nóiméad - a place to sit and think

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TOMORROW SEES the official opening of Fán Nóiméad, a public pavilion designed as a place to sit, relax, think, and let the world go by, which was created by the award winning Irish artist Gareth Kennedy, Headford Men’s Shed, and traditional boat builder Patrick Connolly.

Concern that established festivals will lose funding


Look into my eyes — I see a strange year ahead

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Time to peer into that crystal ball again. No, not the one in the Treasure Chest window. Here’s a taste of what we can expect in the year ahead.

Civic and religious leaders gather for 26th Christmas Messages radio programme

Galway’s civic and religious leaders will be delivering their Christmas messages on Galway Bay fm on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Dearth of burial plots upsetting councillors

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The inability of people across County Galway to bury loved ones in local graveyards is causing huge concern to Galway County Council and  the situation has now reached crisis point. This week’s local authority meeting heard that one third of the county’s 230 graveyards now require an extension.

Lapland governor visits west a week ahead of Lapland’s other famous representative

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The Governor of Lapland is in Galway this week to explore links with the West Region and also funding opportunities.

Specsavers opens new Galway store

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Specsavers opened its latest store at the Galway Shopping Centre, Headford Road last week creating five new jobs for the area and making it the 48th Specsavers store to open in Ireland.

A postcard of Toft’s Amusements

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The Toft family were associated with Eyre Square for many years since 1883 when they first brought a carnival there.

Repair Café opens doors in Athlone

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History was made when the first Repair Café in the Midlands opened its doors in St Kieran’s Community Centre, Athlone on Saturday November 22. People thronged to the centre to have their household items fixed by repair specialists who were on standby to tackle the problem and give advice. The items repaired were varied and ranged from a broken mirror frame, ipods, and iron, to an old mantelpiece clock that was given a new lease of life after many years of not working. Visitors could also avail of a cuppa and a treat while waiting for their turn.


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