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Athlone swimming duo raise funds for Lough REE RNLI cause as local students await Leaving Cert results

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Galway Swimming Club, a brief history

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Ninety years ago, on August 2, 1931, the world famous long-distance swimmer, Miss Mercedes Gleitz, attempted to swim from the Aran Islands to Salthill. She did in fact manage to swim from Inis Meán to Spiddal in 18 hours 43 minutes, a distance of 18 miles as the crow flies, but it was estimated that with currents, etc, she covered a distance of nearly 30 miles. Two days later she gave a swimming demonstration in Salthill and presented a cup to the Chamber of Commerce to be presented to the school in the county which presented the greatest number of swimmers in relation to its student numbers. She stimulated a lot of interest in the sport, which had received a terrific boost just a few months before with the formation of two clubs, Blackrock Swimming Club and Galway Swimming Club. This guaranteed competition between the clubs and quickly helped raise standards.

Coen, calm and collected

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Stephen Coen was marked out from an early age as someone who could make it in the game at the top level.

Swim the Bay your way this August

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The annual Frances Thornton Memorial Galway Bay Swim in aid of Cancer Care West which is now in its 16th year will be taking place throughout the month of August.

One of the 10 best things to do in Connemara this summer…

Farm Tours and Oyster Picnics serving up a Taste of the Atlantic

Great hotel offers for those travelling to the West — and not just for visitors

One of the few disadvantages for those of us fortunate enough to live in the West of Ireland is that we rarely get a chance to stay in a local hotel, as a tourist. That is likely to change this summer, as we will be encouraged to holiday closer to home, and many of us have ruled out foreign travel until 2022 at the earliest.

Team South Galway Special Olympics win cash prize

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Team South Galway Special Olympics club won €400 in cash in the Gala Gifts for Clubs competition.

Danno, the quintessential Galwegian

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He was one of those people who was known to all by just the one name, Danno, and that was not even his actual name. He was born Francis Brendan Heaslip in Knocknacarra in 1938. Because he looked very like a boxing champion of the times, Danno O’Mahoney, he was given the nickname and it stuck. He was one of six siblings born to Joe Heaslip from Cork and Maureen O’Donoghue from Tuam; Minnie, Jimmy, Michael, Danno, Helen, and Phil. They lived in Lenaboy Gardens in Salthill,.


GPA’s 2021 Rookie Camp

LEVEL 5 - Your Guide To The Changes

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At Level 5, the public health risk means that you will be asked to stay at home, except for travel for work, education or other essential purposes, or to take exercise within 5km of home. There will be no gatherings other than small numbers at funerals and weddings.


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