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Delorentos set for a sort of Galway homecoming

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Delorentos . . . Friday week at the Róisín.

Groove Tube with Cian O’Connell

It might seem strange for a Dublin band, but Delorentos always see their Galway gigs as a sort of homecoming – which is why they are eagerly looking forward to Friday week, November 2, at the Róisín Dubh.

“One of our first gigs outside Dublin was in the Róisín,” says vocalist and guitarist Kieran McGuinness.  “They’re people who care about music – who care passionately about bands and albums,” he says of the venue.

“The Róisín celebrates and promotes Irish albums and Irish acts, and that’s a rare thing. I never ever feel like they’re doing anything for the money.

“If every venue in the country could be like the Róisín, I think you’d have a far better music scene and a far better musical legacy for bands,” he adds.

Delorentos are well placed to make this of observation, as a band often described as stalwarts of the Irish music scene. And it’s easy to understand why – the indie-rock four-piece have been touring together since 2005 and releasing albums since 2007.

They’ve maintained their popularity and success through tenacity and enthusiasm – traits that remain evident in their fifth studio album, released earlier this year.

True Surrender is something of a departure from the overtly poppy choruses and catchy guitar riffs that dominate Delorentos’ earlier work.

Kieran McGuinness explains how much it means to experience the buzz of another album launch 11 years after their first.

“There’s probably more excitement now because we know how fragile it is,” he notes of the business.

“When you’re eighteen or whatever it is, you release an album because that’s just what you’re supposed to do and you feel like you can do anything – but when you get into your 30s you realise that time is precious and your opportunities are precious and, you know, the fact that you can release an album and people want to hear it is an amazing thing.”

True Surrender is certainly the band’s most experimental body of work. Piano and synth feature regularly throughout while the lyrics play with new levels of intimacy and introspection. It’s the record the band wanted to make.

For more, read this week’s Connacht Tribune.

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Boil water notice issued for Barna area

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A boil water notice has been issued for the Barna area for health protection purposes

The areas affected are Barna Village, Truskey West and Truskey East, Barr Aille, Fermoyle, Ballard and along the Connemara Coast Road as far as Furbo, and on the Barna/Galway Road as far as Silverstrand.

The notice has been put in place due to issues with disinfection of the water at Tonabruckey Reservoir.

The notice affects approximately 2,300 people supplied by the Barna section of the Galway City West Public Water Supply area.

Customers in the area served by Tonabrucky Reservoir will notice increased levels of chlorine in their water supply in the coming days as we work to resolve the issue.

Vulnerable customers who have registered with Irish Water will receive direct communication on this Boil Water Notice.

Irish water, the City Council and the HSE will monitor the supply and will lift the notice when it is safe to do so.

In line with HSE Covid-19 advice and the requirement for frequent hand washing, Irish Water advises that the water remains suitable for this purpose and boiling the water is not required.

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Violent incident in Tuam leaves seven hospitalised

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Gardaí are investigating after an incident in Tuam yesterday left seven people injured.

A violent altercation broke out between a large group at the cemetery in Tuam at about 4pm yesterday.

Around 30 Gardaí responded to the incident at the cemetery on the Athenry Road in Tuam, which broke out following two funerals in the area.

Gardaí supported by members from the wider North Western Region and the Regional Armed Support Unit had to physically intervene between parties and disperse those present.

Five males and two females were injured during the course of the incident and were taken to University Hospital Galway with non-life threatening injuries.

A 16-year-old boy was arrested at the scene, as he tried to flee in possession of a knife.

He was taken to Tuam Garda Station and has since been released. A file is being prepared for the Juvenile Liaison Officer.

Gardaí are appealing for any witnesses to this incident or for anyone with any information to contact Tuam Garda Station .

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Anger over ANC ‘snip’

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Agriculture Minister, Charlie McConalogue

ANGRY farmers hit out during last week’s Galway IFA at the Dept. of Agriculture over what they described as their ‘heavy handed tactics’ in docking BEAM penalties from ANC payments made last week.

Although Agriculture Minister, Charlie McConalogue, has apologised for the actions taken by his Department officials, delegates who attended last Thursday’s night county IFA meeting in the Claregalway Hotel, hit out at what happened.

In some cases, according to Galway IFA Chairperson, Anne Mitchell, farmers who had already paid back the BEAM penalty also had the money deducted from their ANC (Areas of Natural Constraint) payments made last week.

Many farmers received ‘a shock in the post’ when their ANC payments were hit with the deductions of penalties from the BEAM scheme – earlier they had been warned of interest penalties if any balances weren’t repaid within 30 days.

At the core of the problem was the inclusion of a 5% stock numbers reduction in the BEAM scheme (Beef Exceptional Aid Measure) aimed at helping to compensate farmers for a drop-off in beef prices between September, 2018 and May, 2019.

For more, read this week’s Connacht Tribune.

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