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COPE volunteers provide the backbone that helps keep charity working

The spirit of volunteerism is alive and thriving – helping local charities to fulfill the ever-increasing demand for services while at the same time contributing to the greater good. COPE Galway relies heavily on its...

Original door knocker from Galway prison up for auction

The original door knocker from Galway Gaol is up for grabs – along with a series of documents for migratory workers from the west that paint a poignant picture of Ireland’s economic realities just...

Hotel would help Portumna capitalise on recent investment

Portumna has benefitted from significant investment in recent months – but the continuing absence of a hotel in the south-east Galway town remains a major drawback to its efforts to evolve into a major...

Viking Long Boats set to join traditional hookers for Claddagh Festival

Two Viking Long Boats will ensure a distinctively Nordic feel to the inaugural Claddagh Traditional Boat Festival, which will run from Wednesday to Sunday, May 24 to 28, in the city’s Claddagh Basin. The annual...

Councillor’s vigilance leads to court conviction over illegal dumping

An alert county councillor discovered four bags of illegally dumped rubbish in a bog in Abbeyknockmoy and immediately alerted the community warden – as the bags contained extensive documentation identifying a North Galway woman. And...

Courthouse attacker claimed he heard voices

A 26-year-old man claimed he was hearing voices when he and others became embroiled in a violent fracas outside Galway Courthouse, which culminated in two other men getting stabbed. Michael Darcy, 15 Ashlawn, Loughrea, refused...


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