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Special meeting called as Church Street set to close from next week

 

Council to examine sewage health hazard at Ballinfoyle Park

Galway City Council is to produce a comprehensive report on the sewerage system in the Ballinfoyle Park area amid reports of sewage oozing out in back gardens and green areas.

Jim Rooney’s ‘long run’ through music

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ONE EVENING in 1951, in the Massachusetts town of Dedham, a young Irish-American teenager happened to tune in to the local radio station as a country band called The Confederate Mountaineers were playing.

Tenders sought for €100,000 Blackrock Diving Tower repair works

The iconic Blackrock Diving Tower could soon receive a face lift as Galway City Council is currently seeking tenders for the rehabilitation project which is estimated to cost in the region of €100,000.

Blackrock Diving Tower repair works

The iconic Blackrock Diving Tower could soon receive a face lift as Galway City Council is currently seeking tenders for the rehabilitation project which is estimated to cost in the region of €100,000.

NUIG to hold summer schools for prospective students

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NUI Galway is offering secondary school students the choice of seven separate summer schools in June, covering the disciplines of business, nursing, computing, engineering, science and law.

Fine Gael to roll out big guns again to ensure continuance of second seat

Taoiseach Enda Kenny will make a second trip to Mullingar this week on Monday (May 5) in an effort to shore up support for his party’s preferred by-election candidate - Cllr Gabrielle McFadden from Athlone.

Gabrielle’s Dáil push gets leg up from Taoiseach

Taoiseach Enda Kenny is due to attend his party’s by-election convention on Monday, May 5 to secure Cllr Gabrielle McFadden’s candidacy.

The Galway national shell factory

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During the First World War, towns and cities throughout Britain and Ireland had factories producing munitions for the battlefield. Galway was not one of these locations and indeed many Galwegians were travelling to the UK to work in these factories. There was a lot of criticism over this and so the members of the Urban Council and some local industrialists began a lobbying campaign to attract such an industry to the city. It would create employment and would be beneficial to the community.

The romance of steam

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In late October 1890, Arthur J Balfour, nephew of the Conservative leader Lord Salisbury of the time, and recently appointed Chief Secretary of Ireland, went on a walking tour of the distressed districts along the Galway and Mayo coast. Accompanied only by his sister, and local officials who joined them as they passed through different districts, they travelled without police escort. Remembering that it was only eight years since the Phoenix Park Murders* it was a brave gesture. But Balfour was probably the best of them.** He was genuinely anxious to improve the conditions of the area. He had influence in London, and an imaginative grasp of his brief for Ireland. He met and talked with the local community leaders, listened to what they had to say; and sat by the open fires listening to the mná tí.

 

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