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To stop future flooding across North Galway from Corofin to Headford, and beyond, requires opening all 16 sluice gates on the River Corrib in Galway City from September to March according to a number of local representatives. Co Councillors in the Oranmore/Athenry area are demanding that the office of Public Works (OPW) open the gates after… Read more »

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A student from the Kumon Galway City West Study Centre, Alannah Murphy, has completed the Kumon English programme in just 2.5 years. In completing the programme, she has successfully mastered critique of advanced level, texts; this requires determination, perseverance, and commitment. Becoming a completer embodies everything Kumon can help your child achieve. This is not… Read more »

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The Irish Heart Foundation in conjunction with Galway Sports Partnership will run a Community Walking Leader Training Course on the weekend of September 17th and 18th in City Hall, College Road, Galway. The training is primarily aimed at those wishing to lead a local walking group or promote walking in their community or workplace. The course… Read more »

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Towns and villages across the county should be equipped with CCTV cameras in an effort to tackle the growing crime rate. That’s according to one of Galway’s two Junior Ministers who added that the cameras could be used to tackle the problem of a reducing number of Gardaí being appointed to rural areas and the closure… Read more »

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A Galway pair in search of their dream home feature on the first episode of a new RTÉ television series that follows the trials and tribulations of those trying to buy, rent or sell a home in the current property market. First time buyers Suzanne Rushe and Maria Molloy are the focus of attention in the… Read more »

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Connacht Tribune Fresh from auditions for wannabe popstars in this year’s X-Factor competition, a Galway native is crossing his fingers that at least 100 locals will turn out for their potential sixty seconds of fame on the Britain’s Got Talent show. After auditioning 90 hopefuls in Mervue Community Centre last year, Stephen Ridgard is this Saturday… Read more »

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Galway farmers and female teachers are high up the list of lovelorn clients availing of the Knock Marriage introduction service. The Bureau currently has 265 men and women on file registered with the aim of finding true love that will end up in marriage. Galway women—the vast majority with third level education—have told Canon Joe Cooney… Read more »

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Permission has been granted for the construction of a new mixed-use development in Claregalway village. John Coyle of Cahergowan is leading the plan to build a mixed-use commercial complex at Summerfield, replacing the existing commercial buildings. The development would involve the construction of a new entrance from the N17, and the demolition of the existing… Read more »

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Heritage Week: Claregallway Museum, Rooaunmore—Open throughout Heritage Week from Saturday 20th to Sunday 28th August (10am–4pm). Also a talk on Friday, 26th August at 8pm. Traditional Crafts (Blacksmithing, Carpentry), The History of Amateur Drama in Claregalway, Landlords of Claregalway. All are welcome. facebook.com/ClaregalwayHistoricalSociety/

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The death has occurred of Bro Michael Burke OSF, Franciscan Brothers, Mountbellew, Galway / Corrandulla, Galway, August 18th 2016 (following an accident). Predeceased by his father John, and brother Eddie, Deeply regretted by his mother Sarah, brothers Kieran, Christy, Paddy, Tommy and Johnny, sisters Mary, Nonie, Una and Sally, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, his Franciscan Brothers, relatives, friends,… Read more »

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Twenty six years ago a small number of committed enthusiastic people got together and the first ever Claregalway Agricultural Show was launched. The show was put together in a few weeks and since then it has grown into what it is today. The show has gone from strength to strength every year and although still run… Read more »

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