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The head of the river

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Rowing is a sport of endurance, strength, and finesse, a sport naturally suited to Galway where the river connects Lough Corrib with the sea. The earliest reference we have to competitive rowing on the Galway river is 1839. The first rowing club established here was the Corrib Rowing and Yachting Club in 1864 (149 years ago!) and as other clubs formed, rowing matches became more competitive. In 1868, Commercial Rowing Club was formed and the inter-club rivalry generated a lot of interest in the sport.

IFA secures extension to turf cutting on designated bogs for 2009

IFA SAC project team chairman Michael Silke said that the decision by the Minister for Environment John Gormley to allow an extension of turf cutting on 33 designated SAC bogs for 2009 was inevitable given the very strong reaction of bog owners to the planned restrictions of turf cutting this year.

IFA protest potential UNESCO restrictions at Clonmacnoise

A meeting to discuss Clonmacnoise as a UNESCO World Heritage site held in Athlone this week descended into an IFA-inspired walkout and the intimidation of a Department official in a highly charged atmosphere.

Fine Gael to hold public meeting on Lisbon

Fine Gael will hold a public meeting on the Lisbon Treaty in the Menlo Park hotel on Monday September 21 at 8pm.


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