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Tubs gets the freedom of Connemara!

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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Date Published: 15-Jun-2011

Connemara Chamber of Commerce is to honour its most famous adopted son, Ryan Tubridy, with a key symbolising the Freedom of the Area next month.

The ceremony, which is planned for July 16 in the Abbeyglen Hotel, is in recognition for the “support and hard work he has shown for Connemara over the last ten years” according to Chamber President Brian Hughes.

The first of its kind event was the brainchild of Mr. Hughes, who took over leadership of Chamber last January – and who is also the RTE star’s cousin.

“We’re doing it as a thank you, not as an advertising gimmick, it’s going to be for the good of everyone involved. We’re always very good at taking, we think it’s about time to give something back,” he said. The hotelier said his cousin was “delighted with the news.”

A frequent visitor to the area, Ryan is known for his tweets on “Pining for Connemara” and often quoted in interviews about his fondness for the area.

The Chamber hopes to present further keys to other personalities for their efforts to promote Connemara. One such recipient will be French singer Michel Sardou, the aging ‘chanteur’ best remembered for his 1981 international hit ‘Les Lacs du Connemara’.

See full story in this week’s Connacht Tribune.

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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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