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Book of Condolences Open at City Hall

A Book of Condolences has been opened in City Hall in memory of former Taoiseach Albert Reynolds. The book is available for signing by members of the public between the hours of 9am and 4pm, Monday to Friday, until September 12th.

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The results of this year's Galway City Tidy Towns and Garden Competition have been announced.
Everyone has a contribution to make…. Social Inclusion ensures they can! Galway City Council's annual Social Inclusion Week 2014 will take place from the 13th to 19th of October, 2014.
Sister City Mayors Meet to Strengthen Partnership
A week of free an exciting events organised by Friends of Merlin Woods will take place in Merlin Woods Galway from Sunday August 24 th to Sun Aug 31 st .
GALWAY CITY COUNCIL HEREBY GIVES NOTICE, under Part 8 (Article 81) of the Planning and Development Regulations 2001-2013, of its intention to carry out road and footpath improvement works in the Maunsell's Road/Taylor's Hill/Rosary Lane...



IPB Pride of Place is an all-island competition that ackowledges the work that communities are doing all over the island of Ireland. The competition focus is about people coming together to shape, change and improve daily lives in their communities.

A campaign to encourage responsible dog ownership has been launched by Galway City Council. 'Take the Lead' calls on dog owners across the city to be more responsible, and considerate towards others, when it comes to dog fouling.

Along with iconic buildings around the globe, Galway City is getting in on the act of 'greening' iconic buildings around the city for the St Patrick's Weekend.

Galway City has just been crowned as Europe's Micro City of the Year by the Financial Times.

The Department of Environment, Community & Local Government has just published a series of information leaflets in a range of European Languages explaining "How Members of Local Authorities are Elected."


Upcoming Events / Imeachtaí atá ag teacht

Museum: Dance Workshop - Sean Nós Dance (beginners)

Date: 6 September 2014 11:30 to 13:00
Summary: Join award-winning sean-nós dancer Emma O'Sullivan from Connemara for an introduction to the skills and techniques needed to perform this traditional solo Irish dance. Emma will also demonstrate the brush and barrel dances.
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Museum: Dance Workshop - Sean Nós Dance (intermediate)

Date: 6 September 2014 14:00 to 15:30
Summary: Join award-winning sean-nós dancer Emma O'Sullivan from Connemara for an introduction to the skills and techniques needed to perform this traditional solo Irish dance. Emma will also demonstrate the brush and barrel dances. Age 12+ & Adult
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Museum: Talk - Birth, Death & Marriage Records

Date: 13 September 2014 14:00 to 15:30
Summary: Civil registration of all Irish births, marriages and deaths began, 150 years ago this year, on 1 January 1864. Join Gráinne Melia of the Galway Family History Society as she discusses the background to and uses of these genealogical sources.
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Museum Culture Night: Lectures - Sketches of Galway's Cultural History

Date: 19 September 2014 17:30 to 20:00
Summary: Twelve historians will present short illustrated talks dealing with aspects of the cultural life of the city and county over the past four hundred years.
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