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Marty Walsh, the Mayor of Boston, who has been nominated to the post of Labor Secretary by US President-elect Joe Biden, has been invited to visit Galway during his term of office.
It has been another hard week, it is fair to say. There are none who are immune from the worry of this pandemic and its consequences. There are probably none who fully understand the changing rules and regulations with their ever changing status.
At early Mass on Christmas morning 1842, there was a dreadful accident at Galway’s Pro-Cathedral during which 37 people were killed, and many more were injured. Known as the Parish Church, and completed just twenty-one years before, it was by far the largest Catholic church in the town, surprisingly built in preCatholic Emancipation times.
Galway County Council, in conjunction with Irish Rail, has prioritised an application under the Urban Regeneration Development Fund (URDF) for a passing bay at Oranmore Railway Station.
In the year 1900, Patrick Holland had a travelling shop near Athenry. He later opened a shop there and is credited with having the first car in the town. In 1914 he met Dorinda Egan and it was love at first sight. They married and had five children Brendan, Michael, Maureen, Angela and John. They eventually moved to Galway in 1930, and tried to set up a business in Dominick St. but the bank would not give them the money. They eventually managed to buy the premises of Mary Leahy’s Newsagency in Williamsgate Street.
There is good news for festive shoppers from today (Thursday, December 17), as the annual free parking period for Christmas returns to Athlone thanks to a proposal by Mayor of Athlone, Cllr Aengus O’Rourke.
I hope some of you got to look at the wonderful games on TV over last weekend.
It has been a strange year for the children and young people of Galway. They have been through lockdowns, have missed hanging out with their friends and watched on as their world was turned upside down. However, one positive development has been the huge increase in the number of young people discovering their local green and blue spaces in Galway City.
Sports clubs across Galway city availed of the more than 400 reusable and recyclable drink bottles provided by the Mayor of Galway, Cllr Mike Cubbard, and the Galway City Council.