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Recess and Lettermore gardai will be Irish speakers, JPC meeting is told

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The artists and architects have been chosen for this year’s Architecture at the Edge programme, The Boundaries Commission which is to be held from October 2 to 4 throughout Galway city and county.

‘We have been left to police it’

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A number of Galway restaurateurs have declared that decisions on who will be admitted to their premises will be based on a customer's whereabouts the previous fortnight.

Lanidor virtual shopping parties are all the fashion

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Virtual shopping trips online at the trendy Lanidor website have become a popular online get-together for groups of fashion lovers wowed by the vivid styles of the Galway-based store which has now re-opened to the public.

Magic memories will never fade for John Muldoon

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In the first of a two-part series, former captain and Connacht legend John Muldoon chats about success, ambition, and life since winning the Pro12 title.

European consumers rate Lexus as most reliable brand

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The member organisations of the Euroconsumers group have published the results of its annual survey on car reliability and customer satisfaction.

No fly cruises — sail direct from Ireland in 2021

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Imagine walking up the gangway in Belfast or Cork, no worries about baggage allowances or airport security, no huge queues crowding around. Just give your bag to a steward and stroll down to the bar for a cocktail. Enjoy sitting on the deck as your ship glides away from Ireland without the slightest fuss.

Football’s back — and this time we’re genuine contenders

About an hour or so after I write this every Wednesday evening, you’ll find me on a muddy pitch, shouting orders with my fellow coaches, at two dozen U-12 footballers as they lash into one another. We are just one group of thousands who do this a few times a week, up and down the country. Instilling a love of football into those in our charge, in the hope that they get as much enjoyment out of it as we did when we chased a ball up and down a pitch.

The power merchants who ruled Galway

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Under Norman rule Galway rapidly developed from an obscure village into an important seaport with trade contacts all over Europe. This transformation was entirely due to the merchant community who made themselves into an oligarchy who not only owned and directed the town’s trade, but completely controlled the municipal government, the election of mayors, and, uniquely, the appointment of priests and wardens to St Nicholas’ Collegiate church. They enjoyed total power. They lived in opulent houses, many of which had elaborately carved doorways, secure within the walls of the town, indifferent to the Gaelic natives who were kept firmly outside the gates.*

Galway family revel in Atlantic sailing adventure

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A County Galway family are combining their love for the sea and adventure to explore the Atlantic by boat.

The hijacker, the Third Secret of Fatima, and a right Holy Show

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IN THE history of aeroplane hijackings – a common occurrence during the 1970s and early 1980s – few are as bizarre and as eccentric as the hijacking of Aer Lingus Flight 164.

 

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