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One of the few disadvantages for those of us fortunate enough to live in the West of Ireland is that we rarely get a chance to stay in a local hotel, as a tourist. That is likely to change this summer, as we will be encouraged to holiday closer to home, and many of us have ruled out foreign travel until 2022 at the earliest.
Galwegians mourned the loss of another rugby great with the recent passing of Brendan Guerin.
Rugby player with the Bish, Galwegians and Connacht, Browne is a home-town boy who became a legend in the club. After making his senior debut aged 19, he played more than 150 games for Connacht and was a central player in Connacht’s PRO12 title success.
The name Veronica Curtin and camogie go hand in hand in Galway. From Gael Linn success at junior and senior level, player of All-Ireland junior and minor championship wins with Galway in 1994, she was on the 1996 winning All Ireland Galway team, aged 16. The two-times All-Star in 2006 and 2007, Curtin scored 1-5 to help Galway win the 2005 National League.
He was one of those people who was known to all by just the one name, Danno, and that was not even his actual name. He was born Francis Brendan Heaslip in Knocknacarra in 1938. Because he looked very like a boxing champion of the times, Danno O’Mahoney, he was given the nickname and it stuck. He was one of six siblings born to Joe Heaslip from Cork and Maureen O’Donoghue from Tuam; Minnie, Jimmy, Michael, Danno, Helen, and Phil. They lived in Lenaboy Gardens in Salthill,.
Reflecting upon the positive cohesive attitude of members, employees and volunteers, Moate Golf Club is looking towards the fairways future with aim of on course development to the fore despite the persistence presence of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The world renowned Glasson Golf Course, famously designed by Christy O’Connor Jnr, is undergoing a major redevelopment as part of an overall transformation of the 175 acre resort and hotel.
Óstán Cuan Cárna/Carna Bay Hotel is owned and managed by the Rogers Family and has recently been extensively refurbished and upgraded in March 2020.
2020 promised to be a record year for the tourism industry in Galway, however sadly COVID-19 presented a significant threat not only to public health but also to business. For many in business the necessary steps taken by Governments to control the spread of COVID-19 has been a shock that could place their immediate future in serious jeopardy.
Junior members of Moate Golf Club are permitted to use the course but only when strictly under supervision of junior golf volunteer coaches.