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Woolies in Galway

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In the early 1950s the chain of shops owned by Woolworths was expanding, but it did experience some difficulty establishing a branch in Galway. It appears some councillors and retailers resisted the move, but after several failed attempts, ‘Woolies’ (as it became known), acquired the former site of the old Royal Hotel on the Square. Woolies knocked the hotel and put up a purpose built retail store. As the day of the opening approached, local interest became intense.

Trial of Gort stand-off shooter begins

The jury in the trial of man who is alleged to have indiscriminately fired up to 48 live rounds of shotgun cartridges during a 21-hours stand-off has heard that gardai and members of the public had been in fear of their lives.


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