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Ballyconneely Charity Swim officially launched. On Tuesday afternoon last, the 2018 Ballyconneely Charity Swim was officially launched in Blackrock, Salthill. The swim, scheduled to take place on Monday, August 6th off Bunowen Pier, Ballyconneely is now in its third year and continues to grow in popularity and reputation. Last year over 160 open water swimmers… Read more »

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PROJECT TITLE: Old graveyard conservation. Present situation: The remains consist of a long rectangular church, probably of medieval date. When the church went out of use the interior was used as a burial ground. Not it too is no longer in use and has become neglected over the years. The last burial there was in… Read more »

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Judy Duggan R.I.P. The death has occurred of Judy DUGGAN (née Faherty) Dr. Mannix Avenue, Salthill, Galway (Formerly Inis Meain, Aran Islands), peacefully at Mystical Rose Nursing Home, beloved wife of Peter and much loved mother of Annemarie, Carol, Josephine and Louise. Sadly missed by her husband and daughters, sister Cáit, brother-in-law Fr. Michael S.D.B…. Read more »

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The Paradox of our Time The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings, but shorter tempers; wider freeways, but narrower viewpoints. We spend more, but have less; we buy more, but enjoy it less. We have bigger houses and smaller families; more conveniences, but less time; We have more degrees,… Read more »

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13/07/2018 Guest Blog: Wires Crossed ‘A Balancing Act for Europe’ > Ulla Hokkanen The Second Wires Crossed Erasmus+ Project Kicks Off By Claire Sheehan & Ulla Hokkanen Last week, Galway Community Circus kicked off its second Erasmus+ strategic partnership project for Wires Crossed – A Balancing Act for Europe. Partners from Belgium, Germany and France… Read more »

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PRESS RELEASE Monday 2nd July 2018   THE GALWAY RACES SUMMER FESTIVAL 2018 Monday 30th July to Sunday 5th August 4 weeks to go!   WHAT’S NEW THIS SUMMER?   Be Part of Ireland’s Largest Horse Racing Festival The Countdown to Ireland’s Largest Horse Racing Festival has begun. This year see’s the 149th running of the Galway Races (next… Read more »

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By Michael Kelly. The ongoing good weather brings an increased workload for the GIYer, with extensive watering needed outside as the drought continues. Given that in a normal Irish summer, we rarely if ever have to water outside, you get a sense of how exceptional this weather really is. We should spare a thought as… Read more »

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Hi all again, I hope everybody is keeping well and enjoying the fabulous spell of fine weather. I haven’t much too talk about this week. Really happy to be alive and kicking and while yes every day is a struggle for us, we are coping. Some days are good and some days are bad and… Read more »

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JULY 4, 2018MAIREADMCWELLNESS 46. Scan results… it’s that time again! My doctors called me into their office this afternoon. What have you been doing different Mairead? Have you changed your protocol? Dr Salih had a stern face. This is the usual joking they do when they deliver scan results to me. They almost pretend its… Read more »