Saturday February 22, 2020

Look West for business growth

There are many compelling reasons for locating a business in Galway in the 21st century, writes Siobhan Maguire

30th September, 2018
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Galway has become a centre for modern industry as well as offering an enviable lifestyle

Did you know that in 1919, the first trans-Atlantic flight piloted by Alcock and Brown landed in Connemara near the Marconi wireless station? Or that one of the first trans-Atlantic telephone calls by satellite was made by the mayor of Menlo Park in California to the home of Galway mayor Paddy Ryan in 1963?

Dave Hickey, president of Galway’s Chamber of Commerce, said the county’s unique location on the edge of the Atlantic has positioned the region...

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