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Street festivals

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The first street festival held during the Quincentennial year of 1984 in Galway was organaised by High Street, Cross Street, and Quay Street from April 23 to 29. It was opened by Mayor Michael Leahy with the Army Pipe Band, St Patrick’s Brass band, St Patrick’s Boys' Band, Renmore Brass Band, and the Dockers Fife and Drum Band all playing on the streets. Later that evening, Gerry Macken’s Big Band played to a huge crowd from the back of a large truck which was drawn up across the street at the crossroads.

Street festivals

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The first street festival held during the Quincentennial year of 1984 in Galway was organaised by High Street, Cross Street, and Quay Street from April 23 to 29. It was opened by Mayor Michael Leahy with the Army Pipe Band, St Patrick’s Brass band, St Patrick’s Boys' Band, Renmore Brass Band, and the Dockers Fife and Drum Band all playing on the streets. Later that evening, Gerry Macken’s Big Band played to a huge crowd from the back of a large truck which was drawn up across the street at the crossroads.

Galway's Greene competes for Ireland

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Cillin Greene of GCH travels to Scotland with the Irish team for the European Indoor Championships in Glasgow this weekend.

Galway athletes impress on the track

A record entry of almost 1,000 athletes from all Galway clubs competed at both juvenile and adult level at the 2018 Galway Indoor Championships in the Athlone IT Arena last weekend.

Relegation worries ensure a real tussle for United in Sligo

In a return to SSE Airtricity League premier division action, Galway United face an away trip to the Showgrounds on Saturday evening for a crucial encounter against Sligo Rovers following the mid season break.

The Galway Augustinians

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These are probably the best known and best worn set of steps in Galway. They were built in the 1855 - 59 period while the present Augustinian Church was being constructed. The site was slightly higher than the road level so the steps were required at the front and the back of the church. The Augustinian connection with the city goes much further back than that.

The day Bishop Casey challenged America’s power

‘It was a scandal the way people waited in vain to see President Reagan and all they saw was a hand at the window,” lamented the late Cllr John F King at the first city council meeting following the visit of President and Mrs Reagan to Galway on June 2 1984.

 

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