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Nile Lodge

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The beginning of Salthill was the crossroads at Nile Lodge which linked Palmyra Crescent with New Line, Taylor's Hill, and Bóthar na Trá. Nile Lodge is an early 19th century house of a single storey built over a basement. It was reputedly built by an officer in Nelson’s Fleet who took part in the Battle of the Nile. The interior is designed like a bridge on board ship.

Potential cuts will decimate healthcare in the West - Conway Walsh

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Newly elected Sinn Féin TD for Mayo, Rose Conway Walsh, has said that: "The planned cuts in healthcare services by the HSE that will decimate healthcare across the West are of massive concern to me. Recent data that I have received states that 153 primary care posts are to be left unfulfilled by the HSE in Galway and Mayo."

Gaeilge Iorrais marks succesful first year

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Gaeilge Iorrais is celebrating their first year since launching the North Mayo Gaeltacht Irish language plan.

Time to protect and champion local primary schools, says INTO officer

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It is unacceptable that there are over half a million children taught in underfunded primary schools, according to INTO General Secretary John Boyle.

Fifteen candidates put themselves forward for election

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The closing date for nominations for the upcoming general election passed on Wednesday and 15 people handed in their nomination papers to returning officer Fintan Murphy to contest for the four seats up for grabs.

The war against tuberculosis in the west

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Dún Uí Mhaoilíosa, a brief history

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In 1852, the British war department bought lands at Renmore with the idea of building a new military barracks to replace the existing ones in the city, the Shambles and the Castle Barracks. These two building complexes were getting old and deteriorating and needed to be replaced. In 1880, the new barracks were built at Renmore. They were occupied by the Royal Irish Fusiliers and later by the Connaught Rangers.

Two young women and Merlin Park House

‘On Thursday last, a servant-maid at Merlin Park, the seat of Charles Blake Esq. near this town, in the act of proceeding to deliver a message which she received from Mrs Lawrence, who was then indisposed in the house, ran with so much violence against the bannisters as to cause them to give way, by which she was unfortunately precipitated to the bottom of the stairs, and killed on the spot. Every medical assistance and attention was immediately provided, but to no purpose, as the fall was so great as to have completely broken the skull in many parts.’ (Connaught Journal November 10 1823).

NUI Galway to hold information evening for mature students and adult learners

NUI Galway will hold an information evening next week focusing on the needs of mature students and adult learners who may be considering full-time or part-time studies for the 2020 academic year. The evening will take place on Wednesday, January 15, from 5.30pm to 8.30pm in the Institute for Lifecourse and Society on NUI Galway’s north campus.

Mayor Cubbard condemns RIC commemoration as 'disingenuous'

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It makes no sense for the State and the Government to commemorate an organisation which sought to prevent an Irish state and Government from coming into existence, especially an organisation of which the notorious Black and Tans were a part.


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