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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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A new app launched in the city this week brings Galway’s history right up to date with a self-paced interactive tour of the city featuring stories about local landmarks and famous characters from Galway’s past. Histry, a new phone/tablet app available for iPhone and Android which relates Galway’s history in bite size stories, was launched… Read more »

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In just over a decade from now, Salthill will celebrate a century of being one of the best known seaside resorts in Ireland, in the roaring twenties, thousands flocked westward annually to get their taste of Ireland’s Riviera. Walking along the Prom, sampling the fresh sea air, eating ice-creams and partaking in the seaside activities,… Read more »

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Galway’s iconic Pádraic Ó Conaire statue could be making its way back to Eyre Square before the end of the summer. A replica of the popular original statue is currently being completed in the Cast Foundry in Dublin. A final coating is required and it is hoped that the Ó Conaire replica, which is made… Read more »

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There’s something strange about being alone in a library in the dead in night, when everyone has gone home; the librarial silence is even more silent, the expectant hum of a noiseless space long extinguished, the flapping of a turned page no longer a possibility. That sort of silence. Dead silence. And in the dark of… Read more »

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The Galway 1916 Exhibition runs in the Connacht Tribune Printworks from the 23rd of March to the 13th of April, and is part of Galway City Council’s Centenary Commemorations. This event features the work of over 30 artists from all over Ireland and abroad, gathered together to explore the people, events and legacy of the 1916 Rising. This… Read more »

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Galway is bracing itself for the arrival of the highest tides the city has seen in over eighteen years, with serious risk of flooding predicted this month. The high tides are expected from Sunday 27th of September. Preparations have already begun to protect the city and the new aquadam will be deployed at the Spanish Arch in… Read more »

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It’s official—Galway is the friendliest city on the planet! Even better, it’s joined by Dublin and Cork in the top four friendliest cities in the world, according to the annual reader survey of Travel+Leisure, a major US travel magazine based in New York. Every year, Travel+Leisure asks its readers to weight in on their favourite… Read more »

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A Galway business operating on the Docks has called on customers to continue shopping in the area while the Lough Atalia road works are taking place, saying is has never been easier to access his premises. While the traffic management system implemented by Galway City Council for the Lough Atalia road lowering has largely been a… Read more »

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