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Bria Connolly - Podomotion Podiatry Clinic

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Podomotion Podiatry Clinic is owned and run by Bria Connolly, a native of Westport town. Bria qualifie from the National University of Ireland Galway with an honours degree in Podiatric Medicine.

Stone mad

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Like most towns, Galway was built using native stone and there was plenty of that around. There were black limestone quarries in Menlo and Angliham, and a limestone quarry at Merlin Park worked by the Blake family until about 1850 and later by Sibthorpes of Dublin. In about 1880, a Scotsman named Millar rented a number of quarries in the Galway area, two at Shantalla, one at Ballagh near Bushy Park, and one at St Helen’s, Taylor's Hill, where they quarried fine-grained red granite. There was a marble and granite works at Earl’s Island where one of the employees was a stonemason named Pat Fahy.

The last boat to use the canal

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On March 8, 1848, work was started on the Eglinton Canal. The Harbour Commissioners had been anxious to develop the New Dock. There were about 300 boats in the Claddagh and the amount of seaweed landed for manure in the spring of 1845 was 5,000 boat loads, averaging three tons each. The seaweed factory had been moved up to ‘The Iodine’, so the work on the canal was vital. It would allow boats to go from the Claddagh Basin up to the lake, boats from Cong and Maam to get to the sea, and improve the mill-power on the Galway River.

Some Galway Foundry staff

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At the beginning of the last century, Beatty Brothers had a foundry in Mill Street. In 1913, they advertised ‘a desire to announce that their factory was fitted with a first-rate plant for the manufacture of spades and shovels. Tons of them were sold last season’.

Two young women and Merlin Park House

‘On Thursday last, a servant-maid at Merlin Park, the seat of Charles Blake Esq. near this town, in the act of proceeding to deliver a message which she received from Mrs Lawrence, who was then indisposed in the house, ran with so much violence against the bannisters as to cause them to give way, by which she was unfortunately precipitated to the bottom of the stairs, and killed on the spot. Every medical assistance and attention was immediately provided, but to no purpose, as the fall was so great as to have completely broken the skull in many parts.’ (Connaught Journal November 10 1823).

Balls Bridge, 1685

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This drawing is of a detail from “A Prospect of Galway” drawn by Thomas Phillips in 1685. It shows the southern end of the middle suburb with Balls Bridge on the left, and the bit of an arch you can see on the far right was part of the West Bridge. Balls Bridge is the bridge over what is now the canal between Upper and Lower Dominick Street, and the buildings we are looking at would be the backs of Lower Dominick Street as seen roughly from across the road from where the Fisheries Tower is today. The West Bridge is where O’Brien’s Bridge is today.

Registration morning at Croí na Gaillimhe

Croí na Gaillimhe will holds its biannual registration morning on Tuesday September 10 from 10am to 12 noon. Information on this resource centre's many classes, clubs, and groups will be available on the day.

Leaving and Junior Cert tuition, study skills classes, and adult Irish courses at Galway Study Centre

Bookings have been ongoing since early July for the weekly after school and Saturday classes which the Study Centre at Mill Street is offering to sixth year, fifth year, and Junior Cert students from September 16. An extensive range of subjects is available with a good choice of times, particularly at Leaving Cert level. Leaving Cert and fifth year study skills classes will commence from Wednesday, September 25, and will run once a week for four weeks.

Leaving and Junior Cert classes starting from September at Galway Study Centre

The Galway Study Centre is a tutorial school which has been based in Mill Street for the past 35 years. Enrolments are now being taken for its new term, starting on September 16.

An ideal home in New Road

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O'Donnellan & Joyce brings to the market this impressive property in a highly sought after location only a few minutes' walk from Galway city centre. This stylish two bed mid-terrace residence is located in the popular and highly desirable residential area of New Road, just a stone's throw from the city centre.

 

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