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Mayo waste disposal collectors and former county secretary on trial

The trial continues in the Central Criminal Court sitting in Galway of three Mayo refuse collector companies and their directors, alongside a former county secretary for charges relating to breaching the competition Act 2002.

The mighty men of Menlo

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July 4 1929 was an important day in the history of rowing in this country, and particularly in this part of the country, because that was the day that Emmetts Rowing Club from Menlo brought the first senior eights championship trophy to Galway. Almost all the members of the crew were native Irish speakers and all lived locally and worked by the river. During a very wet spring when they could do very little farmwork, someone suggested to them that as boatmen, if they were all put into a racing eight, they would be able to take on any crew.

Former county secretary and waste companies found not guilty of anti-competition charges

A former county secretary of Mayo County Council along with three waste companies have been found not guilty of sharing markets and customers in 2005 under the Competition Act.

The fire at Menlo Castle

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Menlo Castle was the ancestral home of the Blakes. The family lived there from around 1600 to 1910. The castle was strategically positioned and was occupied for some time by the Cromwellians. The villagers of Menlo were tenants of the Blakes. ‘Maying in Menlo’ was a great Galway tradition where the Blake family opened their grounds to the public as a venue for all kinds of sports and athletics, yachting, tennis, rowing, music, and dancing. Boats from Woodquay and Long Walk brought patrons up the river; sweet vendors were working day and night preparing sugar sticks and sweet-pipes which were sold in colours of red and white at a halfpenny each; the cries of different vendors of eatables and drinks rent the air, “Cider a penny a glass, Guinness 3d a pint.” Puritans and temperance fanatics were unknown, hawkers and showmen were a plenty. The various tents extended from the river to the schoolhouse in the village. The women in the enclosure with their sunshades and mid-Victorian costumes looked beautiful, while villagers and colleens with shoulder shawls and neat pinafores were the picture of comeliness.

Ballinrobe Civic Centre plans

An outline proposal for the new Ballinrobe Community Civic Centre will go on display in local venues this week.

Hats at the ready for Kilbeggan Races!

Kilbeggan Racecourse is calling on the ladies of the Midlands to get their hats on and race cards ready for the Kilbeggan Races on Gigginstown Midlands National day, which takes place on Friday July 17.

Tribute paid to the late Mary Jo Murray

Minister of State Dara Calleary TD has paid tribute to the late Mary Jo Murray nee Battle of Park Road, Swinford, who passed away last week.

Tribute paid to the late Mary Jo Murray

Minister of State Dara Calleary TD has paid tribute to the late Mary Jo Murray nee Battle of Park Road, Swinford, who passed away last week.

Midlands CIPD launch in conjunction with FAS Excellence Through People

On Thursday September 17 the Midlands branch of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) will launch their 2009/2010 programme of events in conjunction with FAS Excellence Through People (ETP). The event, which is kindly co-supported by the Hodson Bay Hotel and FAS, will take place at the Hodson Bay Hotel at 6pm.

Passionfruit back in action after five month closure

After an unsettled few months, Athlone’s Passionfruit Theatre is getting ready to reopen its doors to the public next week.


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