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The Piscatorial School

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Living conditions were very bad in the Claddagh during the Great Famine. Most people there made their living from the sea but they refused to adapt to new and more effective fishing techniques which would have improved their catches, and so their income was affected and poverty ensued. Most of the fishermen there had put their nets in hock just to keep their families alive. Equally, Claddagh people were opposed to education, as their sons would grow up to be fishermen, they felt no need to send them to school. This form of opposition began to soften and eventually in 1827, a national school opened roughly where the statue of Fr Tom Burke is today. The quality of education there was not great so the Dominicans decided to take things into their own hands and build a school that would develop and improve the practical skills of seamanship and fishing for the boys to make them more self-sufficient. The girls would be taught fishery-related skills such as lace-making

One hundred and fifty new tech jobs announced for Galway

It is good news for STEM talent in Galway with the announcement of 150 tech jobs.

Landmark historical building offers prestigious opportunity with office space at Galway’s waterfront

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O'Donnellan & Joyce auctioneers is offering a unique and prestigious opportunity to purchase a superbly located prominent city centre office development.

Selling Piscatorial School 'would be an obscenity' says Connolly

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The Piscatorial School in the Claddagh, should not be sold to the highest bidder for commercial purposes, but instead should be kept in public ownership.


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