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Coláiste Éinde, founded 1928

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Coláiste Éinde was one of the institutions founded by the State shortly after attaining freedom. It initially suffered from ‘growing pains’. It started on October 23 1928 in Furbo House, and later moved to Dublin before eventually finding its home in Threadneedle Road. The building was constructed by Stewarts to house St Louis nuns attending UCG and also for a girls’ organisation.

Seapoint Ballroom

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Sixty six years ago tomorrow, on July 17 1949, Seapoint Ballroom was officially opened by Joe Costelloe, Mayor of Galway, at 10pm. 

Centenarian extraordinaire —  Phyllis Furness celebrates one hundredth birthday

Recently Phyl Furness, one of the best known personalities in Oughterard, celebrated her 100th birthday.

Galway man finally meets the 'miracle' Donegal teen whose life he saved

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Galway man finally meets the 'miracle' Donegal teenager whose life he saved

The late Sheila O’Donnellan believed that our literary heritage should be celebrated

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One of the great moments in the 20 year history of the annual Lady Gregory Autumn Gathering, was the arrival Lady Gregory’s two surviving grandchildren, Anne de Winton, and Catherine Kennedy. They drove up the avenue at speed, let their dog out for a run, and came over to the welcoming crowd grinning broadly.

Five-a-side tournament for emergency service members

A five-a-side indoor soccer tournament for members of the various branches of the emergency services throughout Ireland will be held in Galway on May 24.

Constitution Day, April 18, 1949

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On that day 65 years ago, the Government declared Ireland to be a Republic. This did not help Anglo-Irish relations at the time, and it also upset deValera and his Fianna Fáil colleagues, but it was the cause of public celebrations around the country.

‘Operation Shamrock’ refugee wants to find her Mayo family

A German woman who was fostered by a Swinford family following the end of World War Two is looking to get back in touch with the family whom she lived with for three years, following the end of the war over 60 years ago.

Local heroes launch lake rescue

A local Red Cross volunteer crew launched an emergency rescue on Lough Corrib early on Monday morning after a local couple were stranded on the lake overnight when their boat got into difficulty.

Red Cross man wins Volunteer of The Year award

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Dominick Burke, a long-serving organiser with the Galway Red Cross, was this week made the Galway City Credit Union’s Volunteer of the Year at the city’s 10th Annual Mayor's Awards.

 

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