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Major new city walkway to be created at Eglinton Canal and Fisheries Field

The area between the Eglinton Canal and the Fisheries Field is due to be transformed into a major new walkway so Galwegians can enjoy walks by the canal and River Corrib.

Orfeo to unleash the ‘lewd and licentious’ for the Macnas parade

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The economy is down the tubes and there is a sense of gloom in the air, but this is summer, a time when people should be enjoying themselves, and having a blast that will sustain them into the oncoming autumn. It’s time for Orfeo to go looking for Pan and convince the god of lusty behaviour and music to come out and party.

Expect fun and mischief at the Macnas parade on Sunday night

The poet Orfeo and the mischievous god Pan can roam the streets of Galway this weekend in search of fun and mischief as the Galway City Council has granted an event licence for the Macnas parade.

Union leader urges Galway to take a stand against Government cuts

Tomorrow will see Irish trade unions come out in force, across the country, to protest against the Government’s plans to cut wages in both the public and private sector and cuts in the upcoming Budget.

Galway Gaol, April 1958

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This photograph of the gaol was taken from the Salmon Weir Bridge in April 1958. It looks very bare with no traffic, and that high wall looks very imposing. The road sign we see was pointing to Clifden. The registration number on the Volkswagen car is ZM 3204. Note the bicycles parked at the entrance. The corporation worker with the barrow is ‘Janie’ Carr. As you can see from the crane and the pile of rubble inside the wall, the construction company Sisks had just begun to clear out the space for the building of the cathedral, which of course is on this site today.

 

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