Date Published: 14-Aug-2008
Taoiseach Brian Cowen is leading the tributes to Furbo’s Nollaig O’Gadhra whose funeral takes place this evening and tomorrow.
The founder member of Teilifís na Gaeilge and former President of Conradh na Gaeilge Nollaig Ó Gadhra died last evening at the age of 64.
Mr Ó Gadhra was a journalist, historian and lecturer and wrote a number of books including biographies of Ghandi, Edmund Ignatius Rice and a history of the First Dáil.
The Limerick native worked as a print and broadcast journalist, mainly with RTÉ and the Irish language publication Inniú.
He also lectured in communications in Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology and was a tireless campaigner for the Irish language, having served as President of Conradh na Gaeilge.
64 year old Mr O’Gadhra suffered ill health over the years and passed away last evening at his home in Furbo.
Taoiseach Brian Cowen has described Nollaig as a proud Irishman and Republican, who always promoted Ireland’s culture and heritage.
He’s survived by his wife Maureen, his son Daithi and his daughters Siobhan and Maureen and a wide circle of colleagues and friends.
Nollaig O’Gadhra will be reposing at his home in Furbo from 6 until 10 this evening and he will be laid to rest in Knock cemetery Inverin after 1 o clock mass tomorrow.
Judge adjourns Connemara assault case
Date Published: 08-May-2013
A date will be set next October for the trial of a 52-year old Connemara man, who is charged with assaulting traditional Irish musician Noel Hill five years ago.
Michael Folan from Teach Mór, Lettermullen, is charged with intentionally or recklessly causing serious harm to Noel Hill at Tí Padraig Mairtín Beag in Leitir Mór, on St Stephen’s Day, 2008.
The matter had been listed for trial on several occasions before Galway Circuit Criminal Court in the intervening period.
It was referred to the High Court in Dublin last year for judicial review after Michael Folan said he wanted his trial heard ‘as Gaeilge’and that a bi-lingual jury be made available to hear the case.
At Galway Circuit Criminal Court, Judge Rory McCabe adjourned the case for mention to October when it’s expected a date will be set for trial.
Bank of Ireland Galway Shopping Centre branch to close
Date Published: 10-May-2013
Bank of Ireland’s branch at Galway Shopping Centre on the Headford Road is to close in July.
The branch is to merge into the BOI outlet at Galway Industrial Estate in Mervue.
Galway Bay fm news reports the 14 staff impacted are to be offered redeployment and there will be no job losses.
Galway RNLI rescues three people stranded on Hare Island
Date Published: 13-May-2013
Galway RNLI Lifeboat has come to the rescue of three students who got stranded on Hare Island after getting caught in the tide off Ballyloughan Beach.
The two girls and boy, in their late teens had gone for a walk and were spotted waving from the island by a local resident who contacted the emergency Services and Galway Lifeboat.
Conditions at the time (4pm) were very changeable with heavy showers.
Three members of the Lifeboat shore crew were working in the vicinity of the station at the time and launched the boat in six minutes.
The three students were picked up safely and brought back to the Lifeboat Station at Galway Docks where they were warmed up and given tea and did not require medical attention.