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Forum judicial review rejected

There was a further blow last month to Forum Connemara’s search for answers on the decision-making process that led to Co Galway being made a single administrative ‘lot’. On July 17, the Appeals Court found against Forum Connemara, which had sought a judicial review on the matter, and in favour of the Local Community Development… … Keep Reading

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Oughterard boxer lines up next title

Former Oughterard Boxing Club boxer Gearoid Clancy contests the Australian Super Lightweight Title in Queensland this Saturday (August 4). Based in Bondi Boxing Club in Sydney, Gearoid – who goes by the ring name ‘The Galway Assassin’ – will fight in what is his biggest pro bout in his career to date. He travels into… … Keep Reading

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Bofin summer school founders retire

The founders of Ireland’s longest-running summer school have decided that it is time to ‘hang up the boots’, and hand over the project to a new team. Clare O’Toole and Leo Hallissey set up the Inishbofin summer school in 1984 with fellow teacher, the late Aingial Ní Chonaola. Leo said: ‘This year’s summer school was… … Keep Reading

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Clifden Arts Festival highlights revealed!

The theme of this year’s Clifden Arts Festival (September 12 – 23) will explore the concept of ‘home’, as well as showcasing Ireland’s diverse and artistic culture through compelling events which promise to enchant and educate people of all ages. The line-up at this year’s festival is very strong, with a handful of names that… … Keep Reading

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Second year of ‘Fun for Roundstone’

Preparations are underway for the second ‘Roundstone for Fun’ fundraising event, which takes place in the Community Centre, Roundstone, on Saturday August 11. The event was set up by husband and wife Greig and Anna Swneey with the purpose of raising money for Breast Cancer Research, a national charity that funds a comprehensive research programme… Keep Reading

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West Coast Primary Schools Cup

The West Coast Utd Annual Primary Schools Cup took place last month, with keenly-contested boys’ and girls’ championships. While all the games are competitive we try to keep the focus at this age on playing and skill development rather than winning and losing (easier said than done). The players are really fantastic and play with… Keep Reading

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‘Girls’ Night Out’ in aid of Connemara Therapeutic Riding

Connemara Therapeutic Riding (CTR) is hosting the ultimate Girls’ Night Out on Friday August 3 in the Station House Theatre, Clifden. The night will comprise of ‘Book Club’ and ‘Bubbles’. Ladies will enjoy a Prosecco and Oyster reception followed by the new movie release ‘Book Club’. All proceeds raised on the night will go directly… Keep Reading

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Clifden Pony Show details announced

The 95th Connemara Pony Festival takes place in Clifden from Tuesday August 14 to Sunday 19. Visitors from across Ireland and the world flock to the town each year to see the best of Connemara ponies compete in in-hand, ridden, working hunter and loose jumping competitions, highlighting the versatility of our native breed. The festival… Keep Reading

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Road plan status quo crippling south Connemara

Éamon Ó Cuív has once again emphasised the need for a route to be selected for the R336 so that the six proposed routes ‘cannot continue to be used to block planning in South Connemara’. Work began on the R336 more than ten years ago, and good progress was made in the early years, with… Keep Reading

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‘Urgent need’ for new bridge in Oughterard

There have been further calls for a new pedestrian bridge in Oughterard, with Éamon Ó Cuív adding his voice to the local campaign. Deputy Ó Cuív’s support comes following discussions with Galway County Council and Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TFI) about serious safety concerns which have been raised about the bridge in the town. Deputy Ó… Keep Reading

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‘Elderly are suffering’ due to UHG overcrowding

Fianna Fáil TD for Galway East Anne Rabbitte says older people are suffering as a result of chronic overcrowding in the Emergency Department of University Hospital Galway (UHG). She was responding to new figures released to Fianna Fáil, which revealed that between January and May this year 7,164 people over the age of 75 were… Keep Reading

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