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Councillors at this week's City Council meeting agreed the people of Galway are in favour of sustainable transport solutions as opposed to the suggested inner city bypass, but could not agree on what form such solutions should take.
In 1976 a group of likeminded people got together to work out a way to make the sport of rowing in Galway more competitive. They decided the best way to achieve this was to set up a new club, and so Tribesmen Rowing Club was formed. Starting a new rowing club is an expensive business so they began a number of fundraising activities, running raffles, organising dances, etc. They managed to get their first crew on the water in 1977.
Revised plans for the controversial Galway city outer bypass are being drawn up and Galway City Council is examining a number of potential routes for the road.
Rowing is a sport of endurance, strength, and finesse, a sport naturally suited to Galway where the river connects Lough Corrib with the sea. The earliest reference we have to competitive rowing on the Galway river is 1839. The first rowing club established here was the Corrib Rowing and Yachting Club in 1864 (149 years ago!) and as other clubs formed, rowing matches became more competitive. In 1868, Commercial Rowing Club was formed and the inter-club rivalry generated a lot of interest in the sport.
In a weekend of festivals, Galway rowing stages its annual Head of the River on Saturday.
A 26-year-old Athenry man who violently smashed up up his own car with an iron bar when told by a gardai that it was going to be seized, has been sentenced to a total of four months in jail.
Galway’s premier rowing event, the annual Head of the River, takes place on Saturday next, March 16.
Two men charged in connection with driving a stolen vehicle and leading gardai on a high speed car chase from Galway city as far as Letterfrack have been remanded in custody.
Galway will welcome thousands of athletes and spectators this weekend as the area prepares to host the annual Ironman 70.3 Ireland for the second year.
Organisers of a 'Summer Picnic and Cycle in the Park' taking place on Sunday June 17 are hoping that the event will become an important element in Galway city’s social calendar.