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The Turf Market at Raven Terrace

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I am afraid I made a bags of this column two weeks ago when I printed the wrong photograph which did not relate to the printed text. So this week I am giving you the text again, this time with the appropriate photograph.

The turf market at Raven Terrace

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Turf was an important and indigenous fuel and so turf markets were an important factor in Galway life (long before anyone ever thought of carbon emissions), especially at this time of year as one prepared to head into winter. Farmers from Rahoon or Barna or surrounding areas would bring their neatly stacked cartloads of turf into town and sometimes go from door to door trying to sell their product. Those who did not have particular customers more often than not would go to designated turf market locations such as Eyre Square, Woodquay, the Small Crane, or Raven Terrace/Garryglass at the corner of Wolfe Tone Bridge. There was a weighbridge opposite where the fire station is now, and this was often used in their transactions. Having sold or bartered their turf, the farmer would then deliver it to the customer.

Scam targeting owners of Ford Transit vans

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Gardai in Granard, Co Longford, are investigating an organised crime gang involved in the international sale and distribution of stolen machinery and vehicle engines and parts. They are specifically alerting owners of Ford Transit vans.

Sheils Motor Group takes over Higgins Motorpark

Sheils Motor Group has announced its official takeover of Higgins Motorpark in Galway city, becoming the biggest Ford dealership in Ireland by area and the country’s largest Honda dealer group.

Mobile Motor Factors host trade show event

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Mobile Motor Factors held an extremely successful Mechanic Expert Trade Show at Athlone Institute of Technology. Attracting large numbers, the event boasted leading suppliers from the motor industry with representatives on hand to offer advice to the interested public in attendance. Display stands from Bosch, APEC, Gates, Mann Filter, Luk, Kyb Shocks and many more were dotted along the campus and proved hugely popular on the night.

‘When I do something I do it ‘all or nothing’

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From panel beater and mechanic, to a boxer, and now a pole dancer subverting perceptions of what pole dancing is, while at the same time running her own fitness and dance classes, Racheal Palmer is a woman who does not believe boundaries are there to stop her, instead they are challenges to be overcome.

Galway to get in the saddle for Bike Week Launch

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Galway celebrates Bike Week 2017 with a full programme of events from June 10 - 18.

Drivers urged to prepare their cars for winter

With winter on its way, Motor Codes, the British government-approved consumer watchdog for the automotive industry, is urging motorists to ‘winter-proof’ their cars. Its online winter driving tips will help drivers here to also ensure their vehicles are prepared for winter driving conditions, and help avoid expensive repairs.


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