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June 16, 2011



Date Published: 15-Jun-2011


Serious charge

A young man from Kiltulla was charged in custody with assaulting a man last Saturday and also presenting a loaded revolver at him.

District Inspector Heard said there was a rather serious charge against the accused. The police fortunately came on the scene and seized the revolver before any damage was done. The revolver was loaded in two chambers.

Mr P.J. Kennedy said the defendant had made arrangements to go to America long before this occurred and he intends going on Saturday. He would suggest that they let him out and bind him to the peace so as to give him an opportunity of going.

Martin Hosty deposed that he was in Eyre-square on Saturday evening and saw the defendant there. There was a row going on between him and the injured party and he saw accused give him three blows of the whip (produced) and knock him down. He had to go to hospital. When he got up, he made for accused, who pulled out a revolver, but a sergeant caught him.

Mr. F. O’Sullivan said he could guarantee that accused had booked his passage, and he would be leaving Galway on Saturday morning and sailing on Sunday morning.

In reply to the Chairman, accused said he intended to stop in America for the rest of his life if he could.

Chairman: We will give you this chance to make a new start. You will be bound to the peace, yourself in £50 and two sureties of £25 each for two years.

Police called

At the last meeting of the South Galway Executive United Irish League, an uproarious scene took place, during which Mr. Tom Kenny, of Craughwell, Chairman of the Provincial Council, G.A.A., was roughly handled. During the discussion considerable hostility was displayed to Mr. Kenny, when a rush was made for him, and but for the interference of Mr. Wm. J. Duffy, M.P., the dispute would have had a serious outcome.

After a severe struggle, a body of police rushed in, and under their protection, and amid the groans of the delegates, Mr. Kenny, who, it is stated, was bruised and bleeding in several places, left the room.


Street lights

The E.S.B have declined to reduce their tender for £262 for the public lighting of Tuam streets and point out that the increase in price over that charged by the old Tuam Electricity Co. was not excessive considering that the increase on current consumption in power and light will b 172 per cent, and also considering that entirely new fittings etc., have been installed. The only way in which the cost could be reduced, they state, would be by reducing the number of street lamps.

Galway deaths

During the year 1935, there was a natural increase of births over deaths in County Galway of 1,434, states Dr. B. O’Beirne, county medical officer of health, in his annual report now issued. The deaths registered in the county during the year numbered 2,166, an increase of thirty on the figure for the year 1934, and an increase of fifteen on the number for 1933, and a decrease of 191 on the figure for 1932. The death rate in the Free State for 1935 was 12.7 and for County Galway 12.

Air service

Major F. Crilly, managing director, Crilly Airways, who visited Galway recently with Lord Inchiquin, Col. Charles Russell, and other air transport experts, on the invitation of Mr. T.J.W. Kenny, President of the Galway Chamber of Commerce, for the purpose of making arrangements for the establishment of an air transport service between Galway, Dublin and London, has now completed arrangements for the service, and is ready to operate on and from July 2.

In an interview with Press representatives, Major Crilly said the service in and out of Dublin will be operated by large ‘planes. Owing to the present limited accommodation at Oranmore aerodrome, the connection with Galway will for the present have to be made with smaller aeroplanes.

As at present arranged, the first aeroplane of the service will take off from Galway. Dubliners will have an opportunity of seeing one of the ‘planes to be employed next weekend when it is being brought over to test the several routes before final settlement of the timetables.

For more, read this week’s Connacht Tribune.

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Galway has country’s largest population of young people



Date Published: 07-May-2013

Galway has a population of young people which is more than twice the national average.

According to information gathered by the Central Statistics Office, Galway’s population of 20 to 24 year olds is more than twice the national average.

The number of 25-34 year olds in Galway is also more than the norm nationally, with the two main colleges thought to be the main reason.

However immigration in Galway is much higher than in other areas at 19.4 percent, compared to the national average of 12 percent.


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Call for direct donations to city charity shops



Date Published: 07-May-2013

A city councillor is encouraging people to donate goods directly to charity shops.

It follows allegations of thefts from clothes banks in Galway and across the country in recent months.

However, cameras are in place at some clothes banks and surveillance is carried out by local authorities.

Speaking on Galway Talks, Councillor Neil McNeilis said the problem of theft from clothes banks is widespread.

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Galway ‘Park and Ride’ could become permanent



Date Published: 07-May-2013

A park ‘n’ ride scheme from Carnmore into Galway city could become a permanent service if there is public demand.

That’s according to the Chief Executive of Galway Chamber of Commerce, Michael Coyle.

The pilot scheme will begin at 7.20 next Monday morning, May 13th.

Motorists will be able to park cars at the airport carpark in Carnmore and avail of a bus transfer to Forster Street in the city.

Buses will depart every 20 minutes at peak times and every 30 minutes at offpeak times throughout the day, at a cost of 2 euro per journey.

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