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Grattan Road

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Crane’s Strand or Tráigh na gCorr appears on the 1651 map. It would seem to be the Whitestrand area before the building of Grattan Road. In Dutton’s 1824 survey we read: “It seems to be the general opinion of the oldest inhabitants that for some years past, storms and rains have been more frequent from the west than formerly. (Rice was sown here in 1585). As some corroboration of this idea, the encroachment of the sea near Recorder’s Quay on the west side of Galway, may be adduced, where the marks of the potato ridges may be seen, and where, only a few years ago were in cultivation, though they are now covered at every tide. Lately, the ground near Recorder’s Quay has been reclaimed by Mr Bulteel, and promises to remunerate his very spirited exertion.” (Probably the first ever reclamation of land in Salthill).

September 10

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Man abusive to woman at Silver Strand

Pálás to launch new strand for senior film lovers

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FROM FRIDAY April 5, the Pálás Cinema will launch its new Silver Screen strand - screenings of new releases for senior film lovers, with tickets at a reduced price.

Date announced for Band on the Strand

Organisers of Lacken’s booze free music festival for teens, Band on the Strand, have announced the event will take place again this year on June 27.

City councillor calls for urgent works to protect Silver Strand

The Galway City Council is being urged to expedite works required to protect the areas of Knocknagoneen Hill and Silver Strand beach from relentless erosion.

Super8Shots Film Festival

THE SUPER8SHOTS Film Festival, a celebration of the 8mm film medium, style, and process, returns this weekend.

Lacken Band on the Strand a huge success

Band on the Strand, organised by Foróige District Council in Mayo, was a huge success once again this year. The heavy rainfall did not dampen spirits on Friday last as 1,800 party goers arrived to the youth event of the year on Lacken strand. The beachfront music festival is an alcohol and drug free gig which provides young people, aged 12 to 18 with a chance to enjoy all the fun of a summer festival without the huge price tag or the pressure to drink or take drugs.


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