Four decades on, Galway Simon has never been busier

Thu, Jun 13, 2019

Instead of celebrating a landmark four decades since their establishment, Galway Simon announced this week that it has never been busier as the ongoing housing crisis eats into its resources.

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Funding sought for urgent surgery for Galway teen with rare condition

Thu, Jun 13, 2019

A GoFundMe page has been set up for a young Galway woman to raise funds for her to avail of surgery in Britain for an incapacitating jaw condition which has left her bedridden and unable to eat.

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Parents and Politicians cycle in support of Galway Greenway

Thu, Jun 13, 2019

Adults, children, and public representatives cycled part of the route of the proposed Galway-Barna Greenway recently, to show their support for such a structure and to highlight issues of cyclists safety.

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Hoare calls for city street signs to be cleaned

Thu, Jun 13, 2019

Many traffic, road, and street signs throughout the city are in a dirty and grimy condition, making them unreadable and creating difficulties for motorists and particularly for visitors and tourists who are "not familiar with the city".

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Council to commission study into Cappagh Park pool and leisure centre says Naughton

Thu, Jun 13, 2019

Galway City Council is set to commission a feasibility study in respect of a new €15-million swimming pool and leisure centre at Cappagh Park.

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Spiorad Shaidhbh soaring strong as tenth anniversary of brave young woman approaches

Thu, Jun 13, 2019

The ‘Spiorad Shaidhbh’ Midsummer 5km Sponsored Walk in aid of the SCCUL Sanctuary takes place at 11.45am on Sunday June 23 at the Flaggy Shore in New Quay, Co. Clare. Spiorad Shaidhbh was founded in 2010 by the friends and family of the late Galwaywoman Sadhbh Ní Bhrádaigh, who died on Christmas night 2009 from pneumococcal meningitis.

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Mile in Memory walk to be held this Sunday

Thu, Jun 13, 2019

On Father’s Day Sunday, June 16 First Light who support parents and families that have lost a child suddenly, is holding a Galway Mile in Memory Walk starting at 12:00pm from Leisureland, Salthill Road Galway.

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People checking their local death notices to find out if Home Help restriction impacts the most vulnerable – Rabbitte

Thu, Jun 13, 2019

Elderly Galway constituents are monitoring the death notices to try to identify spare capacity in the Home Help scheme, according to local Fianna Fail TD Anne Rabbitte.

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People checking their local death notices to find out if Home Help restriction impacts the most vulnerable – Rabbitte

Thu, Jun 13, 2019

Elderly Galway constituents are monitoring the death notices to try to identify spare capacity in the Home Help scheme, according to local Fianna Fail TD Anne Rabbitte.

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Inishbofin Summer School – Explore a magical island in the company of a great team

Thu, Jun 13, 2019

The Inishbofin Summer school is Ireland’s longest running environmental school, which has welcomed a host of scientists, poets, writers, artists to work with teachers and the general public over the last 35 years. The school, which was first established by Leo Hallissey and Clare O‘Toole in 1984, has grown to become a highlight in the island’s yearly calender.

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Sleepless Doughiska lotto winner staying quiet after he collects €4m cheque

Thu, Jun 13, 2019

A Galwayman who admitted that he didn’t sleep a wink all weekend after winning €4million on the Lotto, is staying quiet after travelling to Dublin on Tuesday to collect his massive cheque.

He said that he went out for a stroll until dawn arrived when he shared the good news with his family.

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New Miss Galway looking forward to acting as ambassador for Cancer Care West

Thu, Jun 13, 2019

New Miss Galway Emma Healy is looking forward to acting as ambassador for her chosen charity Cancer Care West.

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Creativity for all ages at county Cruinniú na nÓg events

Thu, Jun 13, 2019

Crinniú na nÓg is an annual national initiative celebrating the creative potential of children and young people. Galway is hosting a series of wonderful events across the county on Saturday 15 June, following on from the success of last year’s inaugural event.

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Heuston, we’ve got a problem — woman gives birth to daughter on stalled Galway to Dublin train

Thu, Jun 13, 2019

A doctor and several nurses were the heroes of the hour when he helped deliver a baby girl on board a train travelling from Galway to Dublin on Tuesday evening.

Fellow passengers, including off-duty doctor Alan Devine, a nurse and ambulance crew came to the woman’s aid after she went into labour on the 15:05 service from Galway to Heuston Station.

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Cultural Connections – Celebrating Cultural Diversity

Thu, Jun 13, 2019

Galway Traveller Movement in association with the Galway City Museum are hosting the Traveller Living History Exhibition as a day event on this Saturday June 15 in the Museum from 12pm to 5.00 pm. The exhibition has been produced by the Meath Traveller workshop, The scene includes a fully restored Barrel Top Wagon, a traditional tent, a flat cart, working tin-smith, A storytelling Traveller woman and of course, a camp-fire.

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Pálás cinema wins Irish and UK awards

Thu, Jun 13, 2019

Galway’s Pálás cinema designed by dePaor Architects, won two prestigious awards over the weekend with the building honoured by the Royal Irish Institute of Architects in Dublin and the Galvanizers Association in London.

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Cheaper to bus all Ennis to Athenry rail passengers, says Cannon

Thu, Jun 13, 2019

An East Galway TD has welcomed an analysis of passenger numbers using the Ennis-Athenry rail-line.

Minister for the Diaspora and International Development Ciaran Cannon has said that the figures prove the business case for re-opening the line north of Athenry is “leaking like a sieve”.

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Oughterard woman’s book a personal pilgrimage

Thu, Jun 13, 2019

Memories of a blessed childhood in Connemara and a family steeped in west of Ireland prompted Amelia Joyce to publish her first book at the age of 80. A mix of guidebook and personal journey, at the heart of My Connemara Journeys is Amelia’s undying passion for Connemara.

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The work of Galway Simon is never done

Thu, Jun 13, 2019

The Galway into which Galway Simon was born four decades ago was much different from the one of today. Back then, the city was just throwing off the shackles of a market town; its foray into the process of becoming a centre of art and culture still in its diapers. At the time, Galway was still a magnet for those drawn west by the setting sun and hopes of a different life.

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Fundraiser concert for Fionnula

Thu, Jun 06, 2019

Well known and popular Salthill lady, Fionnula Thornton, will be hosting a fundraising concert and disco next Thursday in the Oslo Bar and Microbrewery, Salthill.

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