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Saturday, December 05, 2020

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Total cumulative cases

8,567

Total COVID-19 tests

1.2%

Total positivity

5

Current cases

2.6%

Current monthly positivity rate

Louise Howorth


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The new fresh produce section at ETC is located at the counter near the refrigerators.

The new fresh produce section at ETC is located at the counter near the refrigerators.

Two UR study abroad students, juniors Nicole Murgia and Kevin Mudrick, looked in a market stand for Christmas gift ideas from both local and European traders.

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Two UR study abroad students, juniors Nicole Murgia and Kevin Mudrick, looked in a market stand for Christmas gift ideas from both local and European traders.

Food lovers can feast on a bratwurst, French pastries, pretzels, crêpes and waffles, while beer lovers can sample a stein at the German Bierkeller, offering a range of traditional German beers, apple cider and mulled wine.

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Food lovers can feast on a bratwurst, French pastries, pretzels, crêpes and waffles, while beer lovers can sample a stein at the German Bierkeller, offering a range of traditional German beers, apple cider and mulled wine.

The Christmas market is a huge holiday favorite with local families and received over 350,000 visitors last year.

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The Christmas market is a huge holiday favorite with local families and received over 350,000 visitors last year.

“Galway at Christmas is the reason why I decided to come to university here," Laura Halpin, a student at the National University of Ireland Galway, said. "Everybody is so happy and excited when it comes around … that could also be something to do with the beer tent though!”

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“Galway at Christmas is the reason why I decided to come to university here," Laura Halpin, a student at the National University of Ireland Galway, said. "Everybody is so happy and excited when it comes around … that could also be something to do with the beer tent though!”

Emergency services were on scene as families were trapped at height on the 32-meter high Big Wheel on the opening night of the market.

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Emergency services were on scene as families were trapped at height on the 32-meter high Big Wheel on the opening night of the market.

The Galway Continental Christmas Market is officially open in Eyre Square for the eighth year until until Friday, Dec. 22.

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The Galway Continental Christmas Market is officially open in Eyre Square for the eighth year until until Friday, Dec. 22.

There are over 50 wooden chalets selling food, drinks and gifts. There is a mail box for letters to Santa and children can even visit Santa’s grotto.

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There are over 50 wooden chalets selling food, drinks and gifts. There is a mail box for letters to Santa and children can even visit Santa’s grotto.

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