Galway Advertiser 1970/1970_07_02/GA_02071970_E1_001.pdf
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GALWAY HORSE AND CONNEMARA PONY SHOW Galway Show 1970 looks like being a bigger success than ever. Entries in the Showing-in-Harid Classes break all previous records and it is necessary to divide a number of Classes to give the Judges an opportunity of seeing all of the ponies properly. The Connemara Pony section takes on an International air with an entry in Class 9 from i Miss Catherine Henry of London. With i over 120'entries in the Auction Sale, this new venture will provide a great attraction on Saturday afternoon. The Sale is being conducted by M / s . Keane, Mahony and Smith of Dublin, who are experts in this field. On Saturday and Sunday, the huge jumping entries include the top riders on the Irish scene today. Coming to Galway are Miss Iris Kellett, Miss Marion McDowell, Miss Diana Connolly-Carew, Mr. and Mrs. Billy McCully, Mr. Frank McGarry, Mr. Seamus Hayes, Mr. Tommy Wade, Mr. Tommy Brennan and Junior In ternational, Paul Darragh, to mention only a few. The Irish Army Jumping Team will attend. For the ' first time in recent years,. the Gonrse Will be profes sionally bililt and the Committee are very pleased to have secured the services of Captain T. Mor gan of Lismore--a noted course builder. Captain Morgan received very high praise indeed for his recent course at Cork Show. The Showing-in-Hand Classes commence on Saturday morning at 11.00 a.m. sharp, followed by the Auction Sale at 3.00 p.m. Jumping commences at 12 noon, on both Saturday and Sunday. This is an opportunity for the Galway sporting public to see International stars in action at Galway Sportsground. Horse jumping which is such a thrilling spectacle on television, is much more exciting at close quarters, so the Committee is looking for ward to the full support of the Galway public on Saturday and Sunday next. SILVER WEDDING ANNIVERSARY Last Saturday was the Silver Wedding Anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Linnane, 21 Barry Avenue, Mervue, who were married in St. Edward's Church, on June 27trj, 1945, in London. Great joy and best wishes from their eldest daughter, Kathleen, and all their family: Bernadette, Patricia, Josephine, and their sonin-law, Michael Walsh, from Fairhill.
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Crisis in Ballyloughan
BALLYLOUGHAN has for many years been the quiet refuge for families who enjoy days on the beach without caring for the 'niceties' of modern living. There are no public lavatories or changing rooms on Ballyloughan Beach -- just the hay, grass and sand. Recently, however, the beach has become popular, and its potential has come under the eye of that progressive Renmore/Mervue Residents Association. Representing 1,200 residents, and aware that overcrowding in Salthill is now becoming evident, the Association agreed that the beach should be re-developed to accommodate every modern facility.
But before redevelopment could take place there was trouble: dead jellyfish floating ashore, was immediately blamed on a leaking sewage which was contaminating the sea and seemed to be proving a health risk. It was decided at the beginning of June, to invite Mr. Robert Molloy, Minister for Local Government; Mr. Sharkey, County Manager, and members of the Corporation to inspect the beach on Sunday, June 28th, "with a view to having improve ments carried out." Sunday dawned a windy, wet day, and to make the beach look more attractive, the Association had benches placed along the front. A lorry was to be used as a platform for speakers, and just after 3.00 p.m., , everything was ready, but then it happened. A group of Ballyloughan residents came forward, protesting avidly, that the meeting was being held on private property. This came as a complete surprise to the Asso ciation, but the Ballyloughan resi dents insisted that the sea-front was owned in Commonage by nine families who pay the yearly rates. So determined were the Ballyloughan people, that benches were broken, people argued and angry voices were raised, until finally the Association were so frustrated that they retired to Flannery's to discuss the matter further. The Ballyloughan people insisted, that if the Association wanted the land, they would have to pay them a Quarter of a Million Pounds! Not very dismayed, though slightly bewildered by the sudden turn of events, Mr. P. Lyons, Secretary of the Renmore/Mervue Residents, stated that the local people are only asking for basic civilised amenities to be installed on the beach. He reminded the people that the Association had erected a temporary dry toilet on the beach for women and children who would otherwise be obliged to go home. "As far as Bally loughan Beach is concerned," he continued "Galway Corporation can never be accused of having neglected to maintain, unspoilt or intact, the same sanitary facilities as were enjoyed there by Chris topher Columbus and his crew, when in the Winter of 1476, he dropped anchor in Galway Bay." Mr. Robert Molloy, Minister for Local Government, stated that since he entered the Dail in 1965, he has always been interested to further the betterment of bathing facilities, and if the Galway Cor poration drew up plans for mod ernisation of Ballyloughan Beach, they would receive favourable consideration from his depart ment. So that is the situation: the Ballyloughan residents claiming, as they are paying the rates, the land is theirs. And the Renmore/ Mervue Residents saying the beach must be developed for the common good. Whoever is right, one thing is certain: Christopher Columbus will never return to Ballyloughan Beach.
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The scene at Ballyloughan last Sunday, showing the forceful removal of benches from the lorry which was to be used as a platform.
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