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Join a novel sporting challenge for charity and enter the Guinness Book of Records

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A novel Guinness record attempt will be made in Galway this summer in aid of five Galway charities.

Local Enterprise Office Galway sponsors Blas Na hEireann

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The Local Enterprise Office Galway is to sponsor the categories of Best in Galway and Best in Farmers Market Galway at the Blas Na hEireann Awards in Dingle later this year.

Walsh calls out opposition parties for ‘rank hypocrisy’ in relation to water charges

A local election candidate has called for honesty in the debate over water charges, criticising Sinn Féin and Fianna Fáil for “rank hypocrisy” in the parties’ stance on the issue.

Westmeath in environmentalist final

Young people from St Joseph’s Secondary School Rochfortbridge and Moate Community School were jubilant this week upon hearing that their respective biodiversity and eco-art and design action projects were among the 75 submissions from across the island of Ireland shortlisted for ECO-UNESCO’s Young Environmentalist Awards Showcase and Ceremony in the Mansion House on May 20.

Local tourism company attends tourism launch in Dublin

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Germany and France offer significant potential for Irish tourism, according to a new strategy unveiled by Tourism Ireland. The launch was attended by tourism businesses from around Ireland - including Gary Gorman of Exploring Vacations.

Local tourism company attends tourism launch in Dublin

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Germany and France offer significant potential for Irish tourism, according to a new strategy unveiled by Tourism Ireland. The launch was attended by tourism businesses from around Ireland – including Nora Heraty of Westport House Caravan and Camping Park. Tourism Ireland’s new three-year plan, ‘Germany and France – A Strategy for Growth’, sets out challenging and ambitious targets which will see the number of German and French visitors to the island of Ireland grow to 1.1 million by 2016, delivering revenue of €602 million for the economies north and south.

A true example of bringing Irish ingredients to the fore

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Priorities have changed in the last 10 years. Once, we wanted the most original Italian pasta, the richest Swiss chocolate, and smelliest French cheese. Now? Well now we’re much more aware of the impact purchasing imported foods has on our local economy and, perhaps more importantly, we know about all the fantastic local producers who can offer us food that is as good, if not better, than those once-coveted imported smoked meats.

Westport cycle company shows its wears in London

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Electric Escapes, a Westport based company that offers cycling hire and tours on its electric bikes, was part of a seven strong delegation of Irish tourist companies that joined Tourism Ireland at the 2014 Telegraph Outdoor Adventure and Travel Show in London recently. This was the first time that Tourism Ireland had a presence at the four-day event – the largest exhibition in Britain for adventure and outdoors enthusiasts – which attracts some 55,000 visitors each year. It was an ideal opportunity to highlight Mayo and Ireland to those who want to get away from the stress of a busy life and are interested in active experiences and exciting exploration of the countryside.

NUI Galway students make an impact in research competition

Three NUI Galway students were announced this week by the Higher Education Authority (HEA) as finalists of the 2014 Making an Impact Competition. A total of five finalists were selected.

Mayo man shortlisted for innovation award

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Crossmolina man, Dr Eoin Syron was this week shortlisted for the Irish Times Inter Trade Ireland Innovation Awards. Syron and his colleagues in OxyMem, who are based in Athlone, picked up the nomination. OxyMem is a breakthrough technology for wastewater aeration. Up to now the aeration process has relied on forced, or bubble aeration to deliver oxygen to the bacteria that break down the wastewater. OxyMem doesn’t rely on a bubble to deliver oxygen; instead use a gas permeable membrane to deliver oxygen directly to the micro-organisms. This allows OxyMem to deliver oxygen far more efficiently than conventional technologies. OxyMem is typically four times more energy efficient than best in class solution available today.

 

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