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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,301 ✭✭✭ gordongekko


    Surely it should be Queen Street and Victoria place that was being closed


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,659 ✭✭✭ ratracer


    What do they mean by closed?

    Nobody allowed walk down it?

    Businesses not allowed to open?

    Any idea of the reasons for same?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,882 ✭✭✭ Peatys


    ratracer wrote: »
    What do they mean by closed?

    Nobody allowed walk down it?

    Businesses not allowed to open?

    Any idea of the reasons for same?

    Royals paying a visit


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,830 ✭✭✭ _Whimsical_


    Sounds like a security expense we can't particularly afford. Hopefully a bump in tourism will result if we get a sunny day and Galway is being beautiful.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,882 ✭✭✭ Peatys


    Sounds like a security expense we can't particularly afford.

    How much is left in the budget for the year?


  • Registered Users Posts: 446 ✭✭ Stevolende


    Are they visiting because Galway 2020 is the European City of Culture?
    & if so didn't they just leave Europe?

    Hadn't heard there was a royal visit due to the republic.
    Do remember walking around Dublin the day before the last one i was aware of and near chaos amid security measures.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,882 ✭✭✭ Peatys


    Stevolende wrote: »
    Are they visiting because Galway 2020 is the European City of Culture?
    No
    & if so didn't they just leave Europe?
    n/a
    Hadn't heard there was a royal visit due to the republic.
    Do remember walking around Dublin the day before the last one i was aware of and near chaos amid security measures.

    There's visits a few times every year. Charles & Camilla enjoy West cork for example. If there's no official appointments, we'll not hear in the media of the visits.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,031 ✭✭✭ McTigs


    Stevolende wrote: »
    Are they visiting because Galway 2020 is the European City of Culture?
    & if so didn't they just leave Europe?
    they left the EU.... leaving Europe would be impossible.


  • Registered Users Posts: 652 ✭✭✭ buzz11




    What an amateurish notice -- somebody barely passed the ECDL...


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  • Registered Users Posts: 10,804 ✭✭✭✭ flazio


    Sounds like a security expense we can't particularly afford. Hopefully a bump in tourism will result if we get a sunny day and Galway is being beautiful.

    Which is why they're paying for it themselves.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,830 ✭✭✭ _Whimsical_


    flazio wrote: »
    Which is why they're paying for it themselves.

    Well that makes a pleasant change. Charles and Camilla's visit cost over 2 million in terms of Garda protection.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,092 ✭✭✭ GerardKeating


    buzz11 wrote: »
    What an amateurish notice -- somebody barely passed the ECDL...

    A half day street closure hardly rates the efforts of a full design studio for the notice...


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,778 ✭✭✭✭ zell12


    A half day street closure hardly rates the efforts of a full design studio for the notice...
    Even the phone number is not correct,
    we have a new place called Williams Street (appropriate for the visit),
    and you'd think the writer would know how to spell 'gaurd'


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,778 ✭✭✭✭ zell12


    Tribune reporting:
    While Gardaí and Galway City Council refused to confirm or deny the speculation yesterday, the Galway City Tribune understands that Kate and William will spend the day in Galway,
    and will visit Tigh Chóilí on Mainguard Street
    as well as calling in on Salthill-Knocknacarra GAA club.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,031 ✭✭✭ McTigs


    zell12 wrote: »
    we have a new place called Williams Street
    Doesn't William St go from Brown Thomas to Lynches Castle?


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,933 ✭✭✭ bobbyss


    A half day street closure hardly rates the efforts of a full design studio for the notice...

    If this is an official notice there should be no mistakes or errors. It's basic Ted. Garda Intelligence has long been on the non sequitur list.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,862 ✭✭✭ Gracelyn Gigantic Thesis


    McTigs wrote: »
    they left the EU.... leaving Europe would be impossible.

    Harry & Megan did it


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,092 ✭✭✭ GerardKeating


    zell12 wrote: »
    Even the phone number is not correct,

    The phone number is a valid number for Mill Street
    zell12 wrote: »
    we have a new place called Williams Street (appropriate for the visit),

    Not new, it runs from AIB Lynchs castle to Brown Thomas, often mistake for part of Shop Street.
    zell12 wrote: »
    and you'd think the writer would know how to spell 'gaurd'

    ??? All five occurances are spelt correctly.


  • Registered Users Posts: 23,895 ✭✭✭✭ Mrs OBumble


    Not new, it runs from AIB Lynchs castle to Brown Thomas, often mistake for part of Shop Street.

    ??? All five occurances are spelt correctly.

    We have William St. Not Williams St

    Ditto Mainguard St, not Maingaurd St.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,659 ✭✭✭ ratracer


    I reckon they’re gonna ditch the Royal family just like Harry and Meg did. They’re just looking for somewhere to live before announcing it.
    A friend of a friends best mate told him that they are trying to buy Taffee’s shop ( not the pub, obviously) and convert it to a sort of Palashín!


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,085 ✭✭✭ what_traffic


    ratracer wrote: »
    I reckon they’re gonna ditch the Royal family just like Harry and Meg did. They’re just looking for somewhere to live before announcing it.
    A friend of a friends best mate told him that they are trying to buy Taffee’s shop ( not the pub, obviously) and convert it to a sort of Palashín!

    Your mate of mate is right - but wrong location.
    They are going to take over McCambridges just down the street from Taffee’s and going to drop the Mc from above the door. It was the cheaper option.


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,778 ✭✭✭✭ zell12


    How's town and Dr Mannix Road being spruced up?

    Are trees being trimmed? Are building facades being painted? Roadworks being hurriedly polished off?


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,845 ✭✭✭ thesandeman


    zell12 wrote: »
    How's town and Dr Mannix Road being spruced up?

    Are trees being trimmed? Are building facades being painted? Roadworks being hurriedly polished off?

    They're painting the grass in Eyre Sq blue.


  • Registered Users Posts: 244 ✭✭ snoopy84


    Does anyone know which roads will be closed this Thursday, I can't find any information on the restrictions anywhere


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,778 ✭✭✭✭ zell12


    O'Briens Bridge will be closed
    Flood St/Cross St/Middle St etc, also

    I assume Threadneedle and surrounds also.

    We cannot know for security reasons


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,778 ✭✭✭✭ zell12


    For all public walkabouts, Garda sniper teams will be deployed on rooftops.
    The proposed walkabout in Galway, where the couple will meet local business owners and community leaders, is expected to be the biggest logistical nightmare.
    Gardaí notified city traders that road closures will be in place from 6am to 2pm in Williamsgate Street, Williams Street, Shop Street, High Street, Mainguard Street and Abbeygate Street. Vehicles have been banned from parking in the surrounding area to prevent any potential threats.
    Royal protection officers from the Metropolitan Police will accompany the Cambridges, working in tandem with a team of 12 members of the elite ERU, who will oversee their day-to-day security and are trained in close protection and overseeing security for VIPs.
    .


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,519 ✭✭✭ GalwayGrrrrrl


    Where will be the best spot for an ordinary member of the public to catch a glimpse of the royals? Is Salthill or shop street the better option?


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,552 ✭✭✭ barry181091


    Where will be the best spot for an ordinary member of the public to catch a glimpse of the royals? Is Salthill or shop street the better option?

    Back of dunnes (Exit of car park), dock road, around 12.45ish :)


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,519 ✭✭✭ GalwayGrrrrrl


    Back of dunnes (Exit of car park), dock road, around 12.45ish :)

    Are they stopping into dunnes for a sandwich on their way to salthill? Thanks for the tip though :)


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