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The Central Hospital

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“The newly constituted County Hospitals and Dispensary Committee met for the first time on the 25th of February, 1922, in the boardroom of the old gate lodge of the old workhouse to organise the transfer of the Galway Hospital (Infirmary) on Prospect Hill to the workhouse site.” The hospital (which was where the county council buildings are today) had come under the control of the county council the previous year and it wisely decided that it should be closed and the workhouse developed as a central hospital to serve city and county. The Prospect Hill unit was phased out and ultimately closed in December 1924.

Paediatric upgrade at hospital to start next month

The Regional Hospital in Mullingar is to get a new paediatric unit, it was revealed this week.

Square turf photo wins Skeff postcard competition

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In its infancy Eyre Square was nothing more than an open stretch of grassy pasture known as The Green. Even then it was the central location for commercial and leisure activities and after 300 years of maintaining that pedigree of public attraction, it will

Running a city on village lines

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This photograph of a pig fair was taken about 100 years ago on a wet day at the top of Eyre Square. The corner we see on the right was occupied by Michael Walsh, family grocer, wine and spirit merchant, who claimed to have the most superior quality of goods always kept in stock... “A trial will convince”. In the foreground are a typical group of farmers who have travelled into town with their tall carts carrying their pigs. They have them on show with a rope tied around each animal’s leg to avoid them running all over the place. You can almost sense these farmers praying for a buyer to come along, because if they did not sell they would have to bring their pigs home again. Not all farmers had the luxury of carts, and those who walked their animals into town and did not sell, would have to walk them home again.

The day war came to Galway

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On Monday morning September 4 1939, the Galway harbour master Capt T Tierney was listening to a radio message from the Norwegian freighter Knute Nelson to say that it was steaming to Galway with 430 survivors from the Athenia, which was sunk by torpedo 250 miles north-west of Inishtrahull Island, off the Donegal coast. There were injuries among the survivors. Many were distressed and suffering from hypothermia. It requested urgent assistance.

Councillor Connolly claims HSE can afford St Francis nursing home refurbishment

Councillor Catherine Connolly has again reiterated her desire to save St Francis Nursing Home and stated that the cost of its refurbishment is less than one-third of a year’s rent on the building the HSE are renting on Seamus Quirke Road.

Can Ming the Merciless save our turf cutting heritage?

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I have been watching the progress of Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan with some amusement, and admiration for a number of years. Amusement because of his long running campaign to legalise cannabis, which has to be a no-hoper. He has been convicted on several occasions for possession of the drug, but undaunted, he sent a beautifully rolled cannabis cigarette to every politician in the Oireachtas as part of his campaign, pleading for them to enjoy a smoke, inhale deeply, and support his cause. That man doesn’t know the meaning of ‘no’.

Tragic Marie to be laid to rest today — local man charged with her murder

Tragic murder victim Marie Greene is to be buried today (February 25) in Cornamagh cemetery after 10.30 mass in St Mary’s church.

Galway Workhouse

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The ‘Night of The Big Wind’ on the night of January 6/7, 1839, deprived thousands of people in the Galway area of their homes. Their situation in the depths of winter was more than local charities could cope with. On May 8, the Galway Union was proclaimed to include the city and surrounding townlands to a radius of roughly 10 miles plus the Aran Islands, all of which would be served by a single workhouse in Galway. The first meeting of the Galway Board of Guardians was held in the Courthouse on July 3 of that year.

Walsh lambasts EU meeting on outer bypass a ‘pointless junket’

A meeting between EU officials and an Irish delegation led by Fianna Fáil TD Frank Fahey over the Galway City Outer Bypass has been labelled a “pointless junket” and a “waste of taxpayers’ money”.

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