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GALWAY EMIGRANT’S BELATED 100TH BIRTHDAY

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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Date Published: 18-Jun-2011

This weekend emigrant Bridie Daly (nee Duggan), is back in her native parish of Ballinakill, to celebrate her belated 100th birthday

Bridie was born on the 13th February 1911 to Thomas and Bridget Duggan of Derrynamucka¸Moyglass, Loughrea.

She emigrated to Boston in 1929 where she met her late husband William Daly of Cork. They married on the 14th June 1941.

Bridie has been a frequent visitor to Ireland through the years, and following in the footsteps of her US President Barack Obama, Bridie, together with her brother Kevin, and son Michael, also visited Moneygall, Co Offaly earlier this week.

Speaking to Galway Bay Fm today, Bridie expressed her delight, at being here during her 100th year.

Bridie’s family and friends are rejoicing that this wonderful, and sprightly centenarian, has returned home on this great occasion of her having reached her 100th year.

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Judge adjourns Connemara assault case

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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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.

 

 

 

 

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Bank of Ireland Galway Shopping Centre branch to close

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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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.

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Galway RNLI rescues three people stranded on Hare Island

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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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.

 

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