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‘Use the time positively, you have time on your hands'

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For many Galwegians, swimming in Blackrock is a way of life, a highlight of the week. During the early stages of the coronavirus restrictions, it was a vital means of exercise, while also being good for mental health during a stressful period.

Athlone RSC swimming pool temporarily closed to public

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Roof damage has resulted in the temporary closure of the swimming pool in Athlone Regional Sports Centre.

Excitement as Special Olympics Young Athletes club launches in Galway

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A new club for budding young athletes has launched in Galway — the Galway Special Olympics Young Athletes Club welcomes children and their families into the world of Special Olympics by showing how all children can be valued for their talents and abilities.

Diving at Blackrock

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Up until the mid-19th century, there was a cluster of thatched cottages at Blackrock. on the Night of the Big Wind [January 6, 1839] these were literally blown away by the ferocity of the storm and the tide and most of the occupants had to move inland. They were mostly fishermen and there had always been a tradition of fishing in the area. Blackrock was also a favourite place for men bathing, and in 1885, Mr Moon and some of his friends decided to place a springboard there. Unfortunately they did not have ‘planning permission’ from the owner of the land, Colonel O’Hara, and he had the board removed and made it difficult for the bathers to get to the rock at all. It ended up in court and the urban council stepped in and signed a lease giving a public right of way to the bathing area.

Diving at Blackrock

Up until the mid-19th century, there was a cluster of thatched cottages at Blackrock. on the Night of the Big Wind [January 6, 1839] these were literally blown away by the ferocity of the storm and the tide and most of the occupants had to move inland. They were mostly fishermen and there had always been a tradition of fishing in the area. Blackrock was also a favourite place for men bathing, and in 1885, Mr Moon and some of his friends decided to place a springboard there. Unfortunately they did not have ‘planning permission’ from the owner of the land, Colonel O’Hara, and he had the board removed and made it difficult for the bathers to get to the rock at all. It ended up in court and the urban council stepped in and signed a lease giving a public right of way to the bathing area.

Enjoy a healthier lifestyle at Kingfisher Fitness Club

We all know that exercise is good for us on a physical level, ensuring we all stay fit and healthy, but did you know that exercise can also make you a happier person? Regular exercise is proven to reduce stress and improve your general wellbeing, reducing feelings of depression, anxiety, and stress.

Get fit and happy with The Kingfisher Fitness Club

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We all know that exercise is good for us on a physical level ensuring we all stay fit and healthy. But did you know that exercise can also make you a happier person?

Galway Triathlon Club hosts aquathon festival

Galway Triathlon Club’s Aquathon Festival makes a welcome return to the racing scene on Saturday.

Athlone native to compete at World Transplant Games

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An Athlone native will be part of a 39 strong Ireland team to compete in the World Transplant Games from August 17-23 in Newcastle.

Swimming is an essential life survival skill

Every child should be able to swim. People do not realise that children from as young as three years of age can and do learn to swim. At Braemor Swimming Summer School they also become confident and very competent when swimming in deep water. Swimming also promotes health, fitness, fun, and relaxation.

 

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