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The Claddagh National School

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An advertisement in the Irish Independent in July 1931 invited tenders from competent builders for the erection and completion of the proposed new St Nicholas’ National School in the Claddagh. When the new school was built it was described as “An attractive rectangular building with a red tile roof made by the Galway Brick and Tile Company”. The outdoor toilets were at the end of the playground.

Quick-thinking trucker keeps national artery open

A lorry driver has been praised by the emergency services in Athlone for averting a potential disaster when he steered a burning lorryload of oil and alcohol off the M6 onto a minor road in the early hours of Friday morning.

Man lobbed bottle through wife’s car

A Castlebar man who threw a bottle through his wife’s car, which shattered the rear window, was sentenced to jail at Wednesday’s Castlebar District Court.

Rowing on the Corrib

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Rowing ‘matches’ or ‘badge races’ have been taking place on the river for at least 150 years. Initially, they were confined to members of Corrib Rowing and Yachting Club, as it was the only boating club in existence here. When the Commercial Club was formed in 1875, a meeting was held to promote a regatta on the stretch of river under Menlo Castle. It was well attended, and there was general agreement that the regatta should be independent of both clubs, and open to everybody.


Senior club specialists Ballaghaderreen took a major set in the defence of their senior softball club title when they narrowly defeated top Leinster side, Kells, in the semi-final on Monday night last at Mullingar. Kells were the only side to beat the Mayo club side in the past three years and they included Carl Browne in top class line out while Ballaghaderreen stuck with their tried and tested foursome.

Olympic boxers claim 15 titles

Galway’s Olympic Boxing Club s celebrating it success at the Connacht boys and youth boxing championship held in Westport with 15 youngsters claiming titles.

E Brún celebrates two successful years in business

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Celebrating its second birthday, and two years of successful trading is bar E Brun on Dominick Street.


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