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The Salmon Weir Bridge

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The original purpose of the structure that is the Salmon Weir Bridge was to connect the new County Courthouse with the County Gaol on Nuns Island. Urban folklore has it that they built a tunnel under the river at the time in order to transfer prisoners from one building to the other, but why would they construct a crossing over and under the water at the same time? It does not make sense. The building of the seven span bridge started in 1818 and finished in 1819.

Naughton appeals for inner harbour re-development to get go-ahead

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If planning approval is granted for an extension of Galway Port, it would "free up around 30 acres" of the inner harbour for development, paving the way for the city to be "reshaped and enhanced".

Samaritans are giving the gift of listening this Christmas — when it is most needed

Samaritans volunteers in Galway are giving the gift of listening this Christmas by ensuring its services remain open for those most in need throughout the festive period.

€6.31 million allocated for Galway city projects

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The Martin Roundabout on the old Dublin Road, and cycling and pedestrian infrastructure on the east side of the city, are set to benefit from funding of €6.31 million, which was announced this week.

Grealish urges City Hall to give priority to housing regeneration projects

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The Galway City Council is being urged totreat as “urgent” projects which involve the provision of housing that was allocated funding under a Government regeneration scheme this week.

€6.31 million allocated for Galway city projects

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The Martin Roundabout on the old Dublin Road, and cycling and pedestrian infrastructure on the east side of the city, are set to benefit from funding of €6.31 million, which was announced this morning.

Lough Ree RNLI assists two fishermen in difficulty

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Lough Ree RNLI came to the aid of two fishermen who had lost engine power while enjoying the last day of the fishing season.

NUI Galway to develop plan for Nun’s Island area with Galway City Council

NUI Galway has announced the appointment of master planning consultants to assist in the preparation of a plan which will result in a strategy for a structured approach to regeneration of the lands at Nun’s Island in Galway City.

Theatre reviews: Shelter, Furniture, Baoite, Wit

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Shelter and Furniture (Druid Theatre Co, Mick Lally Theatre)

Persse’s Distillery

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For much of the 19th century, the Persse family ran one of the most successful distilleries in Ireland. Their product became world famous. They were major contributors to the industrial life of Galway and provided much needed employment. In addition to their staff, they were also supplied by a number of artisans working in the Nuns Island area — coopers, cork manufacturers, printers, carters, case makers, etc.

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