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Galway and the west of Ireland have become a hotbed for entrepreneurial activity in recent years. In fact, you may not know it but the word “entrepreneur” was coined by an Irishman from the Wild Atlantic Way. Richard Cantillon, born in the coastal town of Ballyheigue, County Kerry, came up with the first known definition of an entrepreneur in the business sense in his French book “Essai”. He defined entrepreneurs as “non-fixed income earners who pay known costs of production but earn uncertain incomes, due to the speculative nature of pandering to an unknown demand for their product”. Would you believe that Cantillon’s definition is from 1730, nearly three hundred years ago? It could have been written just yesterday.
The man who grew the Marine Institute from just one person to now, a staff of more than 200, retired last Saturday after 26 years of service — and when I called out to chat with Dr Peter Heffernan for one last time before he stepped down, I met him at the front door, being helped to load boxes into his car. Twenty six years in one office amasses a lot of material.
THE CONNECTIONS between Spain and Galway go back to late mediaeval and Renaissance times, and remain acknowledged in the Spanish Arch and Spanish Parade in the city.
NUI Galway, Dunguaire Castle in Kinvara, Port of Galway, GMIT Letterfrack, Galway Atlantaquaria, Galway Bay Boat Tours, Murphys Ice Cream, and the Marine Institute are among the local buildings joining in the national Go Atlantic Blue initiative this weekend to mark World Oceans Day on Saturday.
A petition calling on the Galway City Council to put safety measures in place along the River Corrib has reached more than 20,000 signatures (as of Wednesday). It was launched on change.org on Saturday in response to the disappearance of Robert Murray on Tuesday January 8.
Galway Bay will be aflush with colour this August when more than 60 of the country’s top cruisers arrive for what promises to be some spectacular sailing action.
The Seafest event, Ireland’s largest maritime festival will boost the Galway economy by more than €2million per day of its’ there day run from June 29 to July 1.
SHEILAH MORRIS (now Cangley) was born in Livingstone, Northern Rhodesia (now Zambia) in 1928. Her father, who was born in Galway, had been recruited in London in 1920 to join the Veterinary Department of the Civil Service in Northern Rhodesia. He married a Galway girl, and they both moved to Mazabuka, where he worked at a veterinary research station. Now in her eighties and living in Australia, Sheilah recalls her childhood memories of Galway in the 1930s.
In the year 1132, the King of Munster besieged Dún Bun na Gaillimhe (the fortification at the mouth of Galway) on Mutton Island and and destroyed the castle. There is a reference in the year 1190 to Lismacuan, ‘The Fort on the Mouth of the Harbour’. In 1641 an order was made that the lands of Mutton Island were to be made use of as commonage for the inhabitants of Galway.