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MAYOR TO MARK HISTORIC HANDOVER OF EYRE SQUARE

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Date Published: 14-Sep-2012

City Mayor Terry O’Flaherty is to mark the historic handover of Eyre Square to the people of Galway, at a special commemoration ceremony tomorrow [Sat Sept 15].

Eyre Square was handed over to Galway Corporation in 1712 by then Mayor Edward Eyre, the son of a Cromwellian officer who had settled in the city.

In 300 years, it has served as the Mayor’s Garden, and army parade ground and Meyrick Square before becoming Eyre Square in the 1820s.

Mayor Terry O’Flaherty will mark the anniversary by the unveiling of a commemorative plaque and the planting of a tree at noon tomorrow.

It’ll be followed by music and entertainment by ‘Sean agus Nua’ at 1 O’Clock.

Speaking to Galway Bay fm news, Mayor O’Flaherty invites the public to share in the occasion where she’ll also receive the ceremonial key to Eyre Square.

 

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Galway has country’s largest population of young people

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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

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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

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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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