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A massive celebration of rural life and agriculture at the Bonniconlon Show

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All roads will be leading to Bonniconlon this August Bank Holiday Monday (August 3) when the small village is transformed into one of the biggest showgrounds in the country for the annual show and gymkhana.

Corofin to celebrate the best of country living

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The Corofin Country Living and Food Fair takes place in the village next week, with proceeds from the event going to local charity Act for Meningitis.

The art of anaesthetics

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SOME YEARS ago, the artist Karen Conway received a present of an anaesthetic textbook by Minnitt and Gillies from 1948, and she found in it a source of inspiration.

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 Galway jute factory

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The Galway Vindicator and Connaught Advertiser of December 24 1851 carried an advertisement which read “TO BE LET, for such terms as may be agreed upon, and immediate possession given. EARL’S ISLAND MILL AND BLEACH GREEN. These well-known concerns occupied for so many years by the late Mr Mitchell, Linen Manufacturer, Miller, Bleacher, have always been esteemed to point of situation; preferable to every other site in Galway, but the improvement made by the Board of Works under the inspection of their skilful engineer SU Roberts ... have rendered it superior to any in the Kingdom. The land will be secured against being flooded for any part of the year. The Mill Race has been changed ... the Mill Power amended and is now equal to 40 horse power. The canal between Lough Corrib and the sea leaves the lake at the very point on which the Mill stands. The layby for boats is within 20 yards of it, and the spacious quay with landing crane and every accommodation for shipping goods will adjoin.”

Mayo farming families wanted for reality show

A reality show pitting some of the country’s top farmers against each other to find Ireland’s best farming family is looking for Mayo entrants.

Motorists urged to respect farmers on the road

The county’s road safety officer Noel Gibbons has appealed to road users to respect farmers and let them do their jobs.

Oliver Kelleher Ltd bringing you a whole new world of technology

For more than three decades Oliver Kelleher Castlebar Ltd has been associated with the distribution of hygiene and catering supplies. It currently operates Ireland’s largest hygiene and catering equipment showrooms, at Moneen Industrial Estate, Castlebar.

Councillor calls for Greenway Walks Scheme

Independent councillor Michael Holmes has called for the introduction of a maintenance scheme for Greenway landowners, similar to the Walks Scheme currently in place for the Burrishoole Loop Walks.

Mayo farmers urged to protect their metal

Crimestoppers and security company Netwatch have teamed up to raise awareness around the country about the theft of metal. People are being asked to be vigilant and to call Crimestoppers if they see activity that might be linked to metal theft. Metal theft is a crime that affects a wide range of businesses and community organisations. Reported thefts include beer kegs, copper wires, road signs, jewellery, lead roofs and goal posts. There have also been a number of high profile thefts of precious objects including sculptures and religious relics.


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