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Supporting the five ‘S’s for Galway’s unique Startup and Scaleup Ecosystem

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Galway and the west of Ireland have become a hotbed for entrepreneurial activity in recent years. In fact, you may not know it but the word “entrepreneur” was coined by an Irishman from the Wild Atlantic Way. Richard Cantillon, born in the coastal town of Ballyheigue, County Kerry, came up with the first known definition of an entrepreneur in the business sense in his French book “Essai”. He defined entrepreneurs as “non-fixed income earners who pay known costs of production but earn uncertain incomes, due to the speculative nature of pandering to an unknown demand for their product”. Would you believe that Cantillon’s definition is from 1730, nearly three hundred years ago? It could have been written just yesterday.

Delving into magic with TULCA

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Tomorrow evening, Friday, November 1, sees the launch of the 17th TULCA Festival of Visual Arts at the Festival Gallery in William Street, formerly An Post’s sorting office.

Red Bird Youth Collective seeks new members

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RED BIRD Youth Collective, the visual arts group for 15 to 24 year olds, is seeking new members for its latest project - creating a body of work with Galway artist Marielle MacLeman, using Nuns Island as a starting point.

Make a difference - Samaritans launch volunteer recruitment campaign

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Samaritans Ireland is urging Galwegians to get involved with the charity, give something back to the local community, and make a difference to people’s lives.

Let’s not forget the architects of creative Galway

I have a secret fetish for architecture (just not so secret any more). I have been known to fondle bridges; to lose my breath over mindblowing overhangs; to stare at the steel ceilings of stadiums rather than the pitch and wonder just what allows 50,000 people to hop up and down without it all collapsing.

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.

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