Date Published: 25-Apr-2011
BY ENDA CUNNINGHAM
A well-known city centre bar and restaurant – which closed down last Christmas – reopened at the weekend with the creation of around 25 jobs.The Cellar Bar on Eglinton Street closed down at the end of last year when the former owners’ chain of pubs and off-licences collapsed.
The pub has been refurbished and opened its doors on Saturday, with an official launch due to be held in the coming weeks
.New owner Michael Gilmore from Salthill – who also owns the Malt House bar and restaurant in Mountbellew – said around 25 new jobs will be created, including around seven or eight staff who were employed in the old business.
He will be joined by co-owner Martin Proulx, who has managed the Malt House for the last nine years.“
The bar had a very substantial food trade, and we are hoping to build on that, using our expertise from the Malt House, and will be bringing in some of our specialities from there,” said Mr Gilmore.
The new owners are also renovating the ‘cellar’ of the premises to rejuvenate it as a live music venue. In the meantime, there will be live acts upstairs
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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.