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International dimension to hurling festival

HURLERS from New York, San Francisco and across Britain will puc out in South Galway next month as part of the International Hurling Festival.

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Opt-out system will ‘not improve donation levels’

CHANGING the organ donation system in Ireland to an ‘opt-out’ scenario will “not improve donation levels”, according to the newly appointed honorary chairman of the Irish Kidney Association (IKA).

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Local athlete remembered in fundraiser

PEOPLE from across South Galway and Clare will be welcomed to Beagh later this month for a series of events aimed at raising funds for the community centre in parish.

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Honouring a national treasure

Well-known South Galway historian Sr Mary De Lourdes Fahy was described as a ‘champion’ and ‘a national treasure’ when she was honoured with a special award last week.

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Caravan park upgrade touted as parking solution

A proposal to upgrade an existing caravan park in Kinvara, which was recently given the go-ahead by Galway County Council, could help end the illegal parking problem in the seaside village a public representative has claimed.

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Gort becoming a ‘ghost town’

A Gort businesswoman is calling on Galway County Council to offer more support to the community, which has seen 25 businesses close their doors in the last two years.

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Hostess with the mostest to open Gort Show

All-Ireland No Name Hostess of the Year Suzanne O’Donnell and Robbie Murray, captain of the county and All-Ireland-winning St Thomas hurling team, will open this year’s Gort Show on Saturday.

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Kinvara school gets approval for ASD unit

Planning permission has been granted to the board of management of Scoil Iosaif Noafa (St Joseph’s National School) in Kinvara for the development of an ASD unit catering for children with autism and special needs.

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