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From skullduggery to a fishing industry

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We know very little about manmade piers and quays along the western seaboard before the beginning of the 19th century, when a lavish programme of safe harbours were built not only to encourage fishing, but as relief programmes in times of distress. It was also an attempt to replace the activities of piracy and smuggling with an industry based on the believed bounty from the sea.

A Galway tradition

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In Hely Dutton’s Survey of Galway in 1824, he reported; “The vegetable market near the Main Guard is generally well supplied, and at reasonable rates; all kinds come to the market washed, by which any imperfection is easily detected. The cabbage raised near the sea on seaweed is particularly delicious; those who have been used to those cultivated on ground highly manured cannot form any idea of the difference. There are also, in season, peaches, strawberries, gooseberries, apples, pears etc.”

Day three of Comedy Carnival and it’s all kicking off in Eyre Square

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TODAY MARKS Day 3 of the Vodafone Comedy Carnival and tonight sees the opening of the Spiegeltent, the centrepiece of festivities. The Eyre Square box office is similarly active. So, all systems go for the biggest comedy event this city has yet seen.

Moycullen basketballers look for support to push them over the line

Moycullen Basketball will enjoy a run of four home games in the Super League, beginning with the visit of Eanna BC to NUI Galway’s Kingfisher on Saturday (7pm).

Inspirations for a poet

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Week II

Ward secures silver at Boxing World Championships

Moate’s Joe Ward landed his second silver World Championship medal last weekend after finishing runner-up to old nemesis Julio César La Cruz of Cuba in the light heavyweight final in Hamburg, Germany.

Galway senior camogie ready to upset the odds to qualify for final

Cork may be the favourites, but Galway will be looking to upset the odds in Saturday's Liberty Insurance All Ireland Senior Camogie Championship semi-final at the Gaelic Grounds (7pm).

For the week that’s in it...

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Something special in the Guard House

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Colleran auctioneers has just been favoured with the sale of a beautiful two bedroom city centre duplex apartment in a picturesque setting overlooking St Nicholas’ historic church and the town clock.

Every community needs people like Caitriona Lucas

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There is a scene in A Few Good Men where the character played by Jack Nicholson provoked by the Tom Cruise character, says that he represents those who stand guard on the wall while we sleep, while we have our parties, while we take liberty for granted, while we enjoy the freedoms that we have, because people like him are standing on that wall, day and night. Leaving aside the characteristics of that part he played, there resonates from his words the reality that exists in every community across the world.

 

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