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Bike Week legacy sees official Zwift Social Spin every Monday night

On the back of a successful Tri Talking Sport Virtual Bike Week hosted in partnership with Galway City Council in September of 2020, which featured an online bike spin utilising the cycling platform Zwift, a weekly virtual cycle has been taking place on Monday nights ever since, hosted by Joanne Murphy of Tri Talking Sport and Oliver Harkin, Primed Coaching and PARC Tri Community.

Renewed interest in hobbies leads to demand for the finest equipment from Galway Camera Shop

Capturing the uniqueness of life and nature during the strange year we have had has led to an increased appreciation for quality cameras, binoculars and telescopes.

Swimmers wanted for research into superbugs in water

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A team of researchers at NUI Galway is calling on swimmers and surfers to take part in a project to find out if recreational water users are more at risk of picking up superbugs.

Blackrock diving tower to get fresh coat of paint

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Salthill's iconic Blackrock diving tower to get a new coat of paint, a move one local councillor has welcomed in the wake of the structure looking "shoddy" on the front page of a national daily paper.

Cycling, coffee, cakes, chats - what’s not to love?

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CycleCoffeeCake is a new initiative of the Galway Cycling Campaign which aims to encourage novice cyclists to hop on their saddles and join together in a gentle, inclusive cycle around Galway city.

Green Party councillors call for wider footpaths to allow for distancing

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Galway has an opportunity to demonstrate social innovation and to use the assets it has, that is according to city councillor Martina O’Connor.

Launch of Schools’ Fitness Challenge highlights the power of exercise

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The recent launch of the 2020 Irish Life Health Schools’ Fitness Challenge highlights the importance of physical activity for better cardiovascular and mental health among young people.

Diving at Blackrock

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Up until the mid-19th century, there was a cluster of thatched cottages at Blackrock. on the Night of the Big Wind [January 6, 1839] these were literally blown away by the ferocity of the storm and the tide and most of the occupants had to move inland. They were mostly fishermen and there had always been a tradition of fishing in the area. Blackrock was also a favourite place for men bathing, and in 1885, Mr Moon and some of his friends decided to place a springboard there. Unfortunately they did not have ‘planning permission’ from the owner of the land, Colonel O’Hara, and he had the board removed and made it difficult for the bathers to get to the rock at all. It ended up in court and the urban council stepped in and signed a lease giving a public right of way to the bathing area.

Diving at Blackrock

Up until the mid-19th century, there was a cluster of thatched cottages at Blackrock. on the Night of the Big Wind [January 6, 1839] these were literally blown away by the ferocity of the storm and the tide and most of the occupants had to move inland. They were mostly fishermen and there had always been a tradition of fishing in the area. Blackrock was also a favourite place for men bathing, and in 1885, Mr Moon and some of his friends decided to place a springboard there. Unfortunately they did not have ‘planning permission’ from the owner of the land, Colonel O’Hara, and he had the board removed and made it difficult for the bathers to get to the rock at all. It ended up in court and the urban council stepped in and signed a lease giving a public right of way to the bathing area.

Wallball nationals roll into Castlebar

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This coming weekend will see Breaffy House Sports Arena descend into a handball hotbed as 400 competitors from all over the country take part in the GAA Handball Wallball Nationals.

 

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