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Henry Girls for Kinvara concert

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The Henry Girls...Kinvara concert.

They’re not actually the Henry girls at all – although they are sisters and there’s a Henry connection – but that’s how they’ve earned their spurs all over this country and beyond.

And this Saturday night Kinvara rolls out the red carpet for the Henry Girls – or, as they’re known at home, the McLaughlin sisters – for a concert at the GiG Room in the local Community Centre.

This debut appearance from the multi-talents folksters is the latest initiative of KAM (Kinvara Area Music) and it begins at 8.30pm.

The Henry Girls hail from Malin in their native County Donegal – and, because there are so many McLaughlins in that part of the world, the Henry distinction comes from their grandfather.

The three sisters – Karen, Lorna and Joleen – combine aspects of their Irish heritage with a strong contemporary sensibility, imbuing it with passion, insight and warmth, both in their lyrics and in their magnificent musicianship.

Donegal has a reputation for producing music and song that are as beautiful as its awe-inspiring landscape – and in this regard, the Henry Girls are no exception.

The Sunday Times described their latest album as ’astonishing’, whereas The Evening Herald heaped high praise on the sisters’ sensational talent: ‘The quality of their harmony singing goes beyond mere technique. They possess an unerring ability to blend tone and resonance in a seamless fashion’.

KAM looks forward to their upcoming live performance on the 30th and to their impeccable harmonies and catchy melodies – all with a dollop of that world-famous organic Donegal style.

Doors open 8pm. Tickets available online at www.kinvaramusic.com

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Council on standby for Storm Jorge flooding

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Galway City Council crews will be on standby from Saturday afternoon as Storm Jorge is set to hit the West coast, bringing very strong winds, rain and potential for flooding.

The Council’s Severe Weather Assessment Team met today and will be holding meetings tomorrow and Saturday to monitor the weather forecast and put in place a plan to deal with any potential flooding or wind damage.

Storm Jorge – which was named by Spanish meteorological services and adopted by Met Éireann and the UK’s Met Office to avoid confusion – will see a Status Orange wind warning in place from 6am Saturday to 3am Sunday. A Status Yellow rain warning will be in place in Galway from midnight tonight until midnight Saturday.

The storm will bring southwest, veering west and later northwest winds with means speeds of 65-80km/h and gusts of 110-130km/h.

Rainfall accumulations of 20 to 30mm are expected and Met Éireann has warned of an increased risk of coastal flooding.

The City Council will have crews on standby from 2pm on Saturday and will close the two public carparks in Salthill if it is considered necessary.

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Gardaí issue warning on ‘movie money’

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Some of the 'movie money' which has been seized.

Gardaí have warned of an increase in ‘novelty’ euro notes – which are almost identical to real currency – in circulation.

The notes are usually marked ‘movie money’ or ‘prop money’, but this can often go unnoticed by the person handling it. They do not have any security features.

Revenue Officers have seized notes in varying denominations representing a value of €430,895 in recent mail centre detections.

Detective Superintendent Michael Cryan of the Garda National Economic Crime Bureau said: “People need to be aware that such notes exist and at busy times, especially late at night, they need to exercise a little care and attention.

“These notes are easily identifiable if precautionary checks are made. Also people who try to tender such notes as real face prosecution, a possible prison sentence and a conviction, which is for life. Such convictions have serious ramifications if one wanted to travel, to work in certain sectors and it can affect their credit rating”.

“We advise businesses and members of the public who deal in cash to be aware that such notes are in circulation and take appropriate precautionary measures. Business owners should ensure staff members handling cash are alerted to watch out for these fraudulent notes.

“The use of fraudulent currency when trying to purchase goods or services is an offence under the Criminal Justice (Theft and Fraud Offences) Act 2001 and carries a potential prison sentence of 10 years.

“These fraudulent notes should not be accepted as legal tender and any incidents of persons trying to pay with “prop money” should be reported to Gardaí immediately,” said Det Supt Cryan.

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Fire at site of former Corrib Great Southern Hotel

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Emergency services are at the scene of a large fire at the site of the former Corrib Great Southern Hotel which broke out in the early hours of this morning.

Four units of the Galway Fire and Rescue Service were called to the former hotel near GMIT at 5.45am. A unit from Athenry is also in attendance at the scene.

Fire fighters are maintaining a presence at the derelict hotel, which has been the scene of a number of arson attacks over the past number of years.

 

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