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Lack of action on Emergency Department upgrade ‘shocking and unacceptable’

Iarla Ó Lionáird and Steve Cooney to play Galway pilot concert on July 10

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IARLA Ó LIONÁIRD and Steve Cooney will play the first indoor gig in Galway since the end of the last year, when they appear at the Róisín Dubh this Saturday, July 10.

Annual interactive Designer Minds summer camp returns to Athlone

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Designer Minds returns to Athlone this year for two weeks of interactive primary science, design and technology summer camps.

Roscommon Arts Centre celebrates family themed Cruinniú na nÓg

This year’s Cruinniú na nÓg, a day of free creativity for children and young people, takes place on Saturday, June 12, and Roscommon Arts Centre have two wonderful free family friendly events taking place on the day which can be accessed online at

BallinaPunx new compilation brings the spirit of punk to life

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BallinaPunx was born in 2003, as a collective of kindred musical spirits based in the Mayo town. The goal was to give voice to the town’s thriving alternative, punk and metal artists.

If there is a United Ireland, we should leave the euro

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The European Union, and its lynchpin project, the euro, had a charmed existence in publicity terms during the worst of the Brexit years from 2016 to 2019.

Mayo Day takes to the national stage for 2021

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Claddagh Parade, c1910

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An article that appeared in The Irish Times on January 7, 1861, was lifted from the Galway Press and started as follows: “Twenty years ago, this fishing village, for which outdoor relief is now deemed necessary, was the greatest source of profit and employment to the people of Galway. It was the wealth producing quarter of the town, and not alone the town of Galway, but many parts of the interior of Ireland felt the benefit of the successful industry of the Claddagh fishermen. The harvest fishing season, which began in August and ended in November, produced a very large accession of wealth to the country. The number of cadgers leaving the town for the interior averaged about 150 daily, and whilst these peripatetic dealers in fish were thus numerously employed, the foremost merchants we had were occupied in filling their stores with herrings, and even the Fishery Board on some occasions were known to barrel large quantities. So abundant frequently was the take that all the cargoes of salt provided by the importers of that article did not suffice, and it had to be brought overland from Limerick and other places.”

'The Pools' in Salthill

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The ladies and children’s bathing pools in Salthill were blessed by Canon Davis in 1930. These were two linked tidal pools which filled up when the tide came in and emptied when the tide went out. The floors were of sand so they were a perfect playground for children even when they had dried out. Thousands of children and adults learned how to swim there with Jimmy Cranny of Galway Swimming Club and Christy Dooley of Blackrock Swimming Club teaching organised groups on alternate evenings throughout the summer.

'Getting to Know...' Christopher Ellis

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