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Excitement building for Galway Bay Swim

The organisers of the annual Frances Thornton Memorial Galway Bay Swim, for Cancer Care West, are delighted to confirm that this year’s event will take place on Saturday July 20.

TUS Athlone solidifies support ethos sponsoring five secondary school teams

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Technological University of the Shannon (TUS), Athlone Campus, has solidified its support of youth sports in the Midlands by becoming the official sponsor of sports kits for five local secondary school teams.

An American barber shop in Eyre Square

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John Joseph Grant emigrated to Brooklyn in New York where he learnt the haircutting trade and obviously made enough money which enabled him to come home in 1912 and set up his own business here. He also picked up quite a few tips on advertising as well, as you can see from our illustration which was published c1913. In addition to being a skilled barber, he certainly was not shy about promoting his wares – his advert is full of superlatives. “I guarantee to cure dandruff – the most modern and up-to-date barber’s shop in the Provinces – shaving soap solely manufactured by J.J. Grant – you will never get bald if you use Grant’s Imperial Hair Tonic (He must have sold this product out as he himself went bald in later life).

Scoil Íde, seventy years a-growing

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On this day 70 years ago, June 1 1953, Scoil Íde opened for the first time. In 1952, the Sisters of Jesus and Mary purchased Allen’s Hotel on Dalysfort Road which had been run by John and Angela Allen. It had at one time been known as Daly’s Fort House, a high-class hotel run by a Mrs Galbraith. She sold it to a Mr Miller of Persse’s Distillers who used it as a private house and he sold it on to the Allens. Many will remember it as the place where Bruce Woodcock, the English Heavyweight champion, trained for his famous fight with Máirtín Thornton.

Leonard inspires Galway to solid victory

Galway returning to winning ways when inspired by Tracey Leonard in Sunday's Lidl National Football League fixture against Westmeath in Moate.

The Industrial School Band

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In 1852, Fr Peter Daly purchased the estate of Kilcorkey from the Encumbered Estates Court. The owner of an adjoining site subsequently disputed his title to a particular plot and brought proceedings against him. Peter Daly, however, proceeded to construct on the plot in question a building he described as "A Benevolent Home for aged respectable females whose circumstances would render them unable to afford themselves a comfortable home". An attempt was made to settle the case out of court but it failed and, in court, judgment was given for the plaintiff Miss Grattan Esmonde. She was given possession of the house in August, 1863.

The virtual Tree of Lights celebration at Galway Hospice takes place online this Sunday at 5pm. Each light on the Galway Memorial Tree is a tribute to a loved one who has passed away, but Covid-19 me

The virtual Tree of Lights celebration at Galway Hospice takes place online this Sunday at 5pm.

Barna display new lease of life as football championship continues

The Claregalway Hotel Senior Football Championship is heating up after the latest group games ensure there is still much to play for in round three.

Junk Kouture success for St Paul’s students

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Two transition year students from St Paul’s Secondary School in Oughterard have been selected to represent their school in this year’s Bank of Ireland Junk Kouture regional finals in the TF Royal in Castlebar on March 7.

Success for St Paul's Students

Two transition year students from St Paul's Secondary School in Oughterard have been selected to represent their school in this year's Bank of Ireland Junk Kouture regional finals in the TF Royal in Castlebar on March 7.

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