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Quality music to lift the spirits as Autumn draws in

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Galway funk outfit Til They’re All Broken will release their debut album next week.

As back-to-school time returns, it might feel like festival season is over, and that good gigs will be thin on the ground. But that’s not the case. There are some great shows coming up in the city in the next few months, as well as regular residencies that run throughout the autumn and winter.

On the residency front, if your weekend is still winding down, then Noriana Kennedy’s weekly session in The Salthouse on Sundays at 7pm is worth checking out.  On Tuesdays, Tuam native and award-winning photographer Liam Carroll runs an open-mic in The Western Bar on Prospect Hill.

The Crane on Sea Road continues to be a hub of Galway trad, with Ailbhe Monaghan and John O’Halloran playing there on Wednesdays.  Gugai DJs at Strange Brew in Róisín Dubh on Thursdays, continuing a night that dates back to the mid-1990s

Towards the weekend, it’s pretty much a matter of what you feel like listening or dancing to. The Blue Note on Sea Road is a good place for those fond of house and techno, and Electric on Abbeygate Street has brought in some great DJs over the past few months. In terms of notable ticketed shows in September the launch of the debut album from Galway funk outfit Til They’re All Broken in Monroe’s next Thursday, September 14, should be excellent, and John Smith in the Róisín Dubh on Friday, September 15, also comes recommended.

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24/7 Garda surveillance on feuding Galway families

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From this week’s Galway City Tribune – Specialist Garda units have been maintaining round-the-clock surveillance over the past week in different parts of the city in an effort to keep the lid on a vicious ongoing feud between two families.

The feud, which resulted in a number of houses being firebombed and a gunshot being fired into a doorway earlier this month, is still simmering but Gardaí have put in place a ‘watch and follow’ strategy in relation to gang members.

Gardaí have also confirmed that they are pursuing a number of lines of inquiry into what they regard as the most serious of the incidents which occurred in the latest outbreak of the feud.

That involved a shooting incident on the Wednesday night of June 15, when a gunman fired a shot into the door of a house in the Bohermore area at around 10.30pm – he is believed to have initially making his getaway on foot before being picked up in a waiting car in the Forster Court area.

Detective Superintendent Shane Cummins, who is heading up the investigation into the series of incidents, said that . . . .
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Highwire performers to stage Claddagh spectacular

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From this week’s Galway City Tribune – It’s a skill known as funambulism – highwire or tightrope walking – and later this month it seems set to draw huge outdoor crowds to the Claddagh Basin.

Staged on seven highwires spanning the River Corrib, south of Wolfe Tone Bridge, the performances on July 16/17 (Saturday/Sunday), will feature a cast of 150 people from all ages and backgrounds.

Entitled ‘LifeLine’, this spectacular event is being produced and presented by the Galway Community Circus group and will be one of the highlights of the upcoming Arts Festival.

Originally, ‘LifeLine’ had been pencilled in as part of the Galway European Capital of Culture 2020 events, before being scuppered by the Covid pandemic.

The highwire event also has a more serious undertone, in its promotion of the importance of mental health wellbeing at a location renowned for its beauty – but also for many personal human tragedies.

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Knives, live ammunition and drugs seized in Knocknacarra

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From this week’s Galway City Tribune – Knives, live shotgun cartridges and over €10,000 worth of drugs were seized by Gardaí in an operation earlier this week in the Knocknacarra area.

Four young males – who were acting suspiciously in the Lios Mór area at Cappagh Park on Tuesday evening last at around 7pm – were approached by a Garda unit and searched.

During the search, Gardaí found a quantity of cocaine on one of the men, while nearby they also seized a number of offensive weapons including knives.

All four were detained for questioning by Gardaí after being taken to Garda HQ in Murrough, Renmore and in a follow-up search at a house in Knocknacarra, €10,000 worth of cannabis was discovered as well as three live shotgun cartridges.

One of the men – aged in his early 20s – is . . . .
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