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Changes ahead for Connacht as season ends on a high note

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Connacht, in producing a 26-19 bonus-point home victory, showcased the best of attack and defence in each half for a positive end to their season.

A magnificent man and his cycle machine

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John Henry Bailey was a well known business man in Galway at the close of the 19th century. He was a rate collector and an auctioneer but was better known for his selling and repairing Morris cars from his garage on the east side of Eyre Square, on a site now remembered as the former Odeon Hotel. He also had the distinction of being the first man in Galway to ride a bicycle.

Galway urgently needs a bigger, expanded, sewage treatment system

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“This expert-led report, Expanding Ireland’s Marine Protected Area Network, comes at a critical time for Ireland. Decades of poor planning and under investment in our marine and coastal areas have resulted in unsustainable outcomes for our marine environment and the coastal communities that depend on it.”

It’s three-in-a-row titles for St Thomas

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In a riveting contest between two very evenly-matched teams, St Thomas’ proved themselves kingpins of Galway hurling yet again, taking this year's Galway Senior Hurling Championship title by 1-14 to 0-15.

Turloughmore in the driving seat in bid to end title drought

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Turloughmore 2-17

Does Galway need a second waste water treatment plant?

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Hands up all of you who remember the 1980s Save Galway Bay Group and what they were set up to do? If you thought it was the name for the latest pop sensation you are possibly a young Gossoon who would not be much interested in reading any further.

Kiltimagh show their class to book intermediate final spot

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Kiltimagh are heading back to the Mayo Intermediate Championship final after putting in a top class display in MacHale Park on Saturday evening.

Swimmers wanted for research into superbugs in water

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A team of researchers at NUI Galway is calling on swimmers and surfers to take part in a project to find out if recreational water users are more at risk of picking up superbugs.

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The power merchants who ruled Galway

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Under Norman rule Galway rapidly developed from an obscure village into an important seaport with trade contacts all over Europe. This transformation was entirely due to the merchant community who made themselves into an oligarchy who not only owned and directed the town’s trade, but completely controlled the municipal government, the election of mayors, and, uniquely, the appointment of priests and wardens to St Nicholas’ Collegiate church. They enjoyed total power. They lived in opulent houses, many of which had elaborately carved doorways, secure within the walls of the town, indifferent to the Gaelic natives who were kept firmly outside the gates.*

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