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DNG Maxwell Heaslip & Leonard leading the way again

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Just as the company finished 2014 with the final auction of the year in Ireland, DNG Maxwell Heaslip & Leonard is leading the way again this year with the first of its auctions to be held tomorrow in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Galway, at 3pm.

The winter tram

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This photograph of a single-deck horse drawn tram was taken in Eyre Square c1900. The American style dome roof top cover provided cover for passengers during the winter. In one of their books, Somerville and Ross described these vehicles thus: “The little one-horse trams glide along the shining desolate road like white-backed beetles.” This tram was painted in a battleship grey colour. The double-deck open summer trams, which needed two horses to pull them, were painted in olive-green and white.

Spacious two bed apartment in a sought after location

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Sherry FitzGerald is offering to the market a quality two bed ground floor apartment No 5 Lios Ealtan, Nile Lodge, Lower Salthill. Lios Ealtan is a private gated development of a mixture of two and three bed townhouses and apartments.

The Galway General Omnibus Company

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Our photograph today shows a Karrier double-decker bus which was operated by the Galway General Omnibus Company. It was taken at the Spring Show in the RDS in 1924, before it went into revenue earning service. The side panel carries the name of the company, but not the crest. The small lettering on the chassis below the word ‘Galway’ reads ’12 m.p.h.’ A major problem with this type of vehicle was its chain drive which frequently slipped off and caused breakdowns. The bus had solid-tyred wheels and was uncomfortable to ride in.

The game of conkers

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In the days before television, computers, or iPads, children often had to be inventive to amuse themselves. When it came to street games they were well able to use their imaginations as they played games like Jackstones, O’Grady Says Do This, Tops, Queenie Queenie, Rover Red Rover, One Two Three Redlight, Jack Jack Show the Light, London Bridge is Falling Down, Cad, skipping, hobbies, marbles, and slides (in winter). Another traditional seasonal game, usually played in September, October, and November, was ‘conkers’ using the seeds of horse chestnut trees. The term conker applies to the tree as well as the seed and there are several theories as to where the name came from. The nut is found in a prickly case which falls from the tree. It is drilled using a nail, sometimes a compass (be careful not to stick yourself!), and then a piece of string is run through it with a knot tied at one end to secure the conker.

The Gunna Mórs

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This area of the Claddagh was known as ‘the Big Grass’ or ‘the Green Grass’. It was the one open space of ground in the village and faced what is known as the Swamp today. It was very marshy, though some of it was used as a playground by local children, and it was also where the Claddagh Races took place.

Convenience living at its best in Salthill

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Nile Lodge, Salthill, is as the title states, convenience living at its best. Located only two kilometres from NUI Galway and University Hospital Galway, and just a 10 minute walk or two minute drive to the city centre, this property has everything on its doorstep.

Massive success AT DNG Maxwell Heaslip & Leonard’s first auction of 2014

Last Friday saw leading Galway property expert DNG Maxwell Heaslip & Leonard bring 11 lots to the market in the first of its series of auctions for 2014. Following a hugely successful auction series in 2013, the St Francis Street based agent started the year on a high note with nine of the 11 lots selling on the day.

First auction of the year to see DNG Maxwell Heaslip & Leonard bring fifteen lots to the market

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Leading Galway property expert DNG Maxwell Heaslip & Leonard has just announced the launch of the city’s first property auctions of 2014. Following a hugely successful auction series in 2013, the St Francis Street-based agent is once again leading with its latest offering, bringing 15 lots to the market in what promises to be an engaging event for all involved.

City properties go through the roof at O’Donnellan & Joyce auction

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O’Donnellan & Joyce secured record prices for a number of houses placed up for auction on Tuesday in the Harbour Hotel.

 

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