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Public consultation on €10 million flood defence scheme to begin this summer

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Public consultations will be held within the next six weeks on a proposed €10 million flood defence scheme for The Claddagh and Galway city centre.

Stunning turnkey home on a corner site in The Claddagh

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Claddagh Lodge comprises a turnkey three bedroom architect designed urban home with adjacent one bedroom townhouse, designed for integration with the main house to form a larger family home if desired. The property was redeveloped in 2005 and has been completely refurbished this year. Presented in pristine condition, its elegant design takes advantage of south and west facing aspects, creating a stylish, tranquil, internal space. The property occupies a corner site on the junction of Claddagh Avenue with St Nicholas' Road 70 metres from Claddagh Quay in the city centre.

Man rescued from River Corrib by heroic Olivers

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A man was rescued from the River Corrib yesterday morning by the father and son who famously rescued two girls at sea last month.

Cycling, coffee, cakes, chats - what’s not to love?

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CycleCoffeeCake is a new initiative of the Galway Cycling Campaign which aims to encourage novice cyclists to hop on their saddles and join together in a gentle, inclusive cycle around Galway city.

Broken angels tell a tale

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Living in Ireland during the mid 17th century was a frightening and a bloody time. Following the extreme political crisis that resulted in civil war in England, Ireland was plunged into a period of despair that would lead to the surrender of Galway, and the beginning of its gradual demise. The invasion by Oliver Cromwell’s New Model Army, a ruthless exterminating machine, in 1649, led by Cromwell himself, not only destroyed all military opposition, besieged and ransacked towns, and imposed harsh penal laws on Catholic survivors, but it changed the demographic of the cities and lands with the resettlement of faithful Cromwellian generals, and their families. And in a new twist: tens of thousands of Irish people were transported to plantations in the West Indies, and elsewhere.

Galway Athletics Report

Fields of Athenry 10km

The Galway Carol Singers

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The Galway Carol Singers were formed in the late 1930s by members of the Junior Conference of the St Vincent de Paul Society. Benny Brennan from West House got the idea originally, and then a committee was formed from various conferences in town. It included Robert Pierce, Joe Lardner, Paddy Donoghue, Mattie Fahy, John Fahy, Pádraic Spelman, and Peter Griffin. The idea was for the singers to raise much needed funds for the society.

Diving at Blackrock

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Up until the mid-19th century, there was a cluster of thatched cottages at Blackrock. on the Night of the Big Wind [January 6, 1839] these were literally blown away by the ferocity of the storm and the tide and most of the occupants had to move inland. They were mostly fishermen and there had always been a tradition of fishing in the area. Blackrock was also a favourite place for men bathing, and in 1885, Mr Moon and some of his friends decided to place a springboard there. Unfortunately they did not have ‘planning permission’ from the owner of the land, Colonel O’Hara, and he had the board removed and made it difficult for the bathers to get to the rock at all. It ended up in court and the urban council stepped in and signed a lease giving a public right of way to the bathing area.

Diving at Blackrock

Up until the mid-19th century, there was a cluster of thatched cottages at Blackrock. on the Night of the Big Wind [January 6, 1839] these were literally blown away by the ferocity of the storm and the tide and most of the occupants had to move inland. They were mostly fishermen and there had always been a tradition of fishing in the area. Blackrock was also a favourite place for men bathing, and in 1885, Mr Moon and some of his friends decided to place a springboard there. Unfortunately they did not have ‘planning permission’ from the owner of the land, Colonel O’Hara, and he had the board removed and made it difficult for the bathers to get to the rock at all. It ended up in court and the urban council stepped in and signed a lease giving a public right of way to the bathing area.

For shuck’s sake — Galway International Oyster & Seafood Festival turns 65

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Natives. Flats. Native flats. Ostrea edulis – whatever you call our native oysters they are as much a part of the food fabric and history of Ireland as our butter.

 

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