The official opening of the Old Salthill photographs exhibition took place in Leisureland, Galway on Wednesday 8th August. Chairman of Leisureland Board Donal Lyons thanked Tom Kenny for all his historical knowledge of Salthill and for curating such a fantastic exhibition. He said that the Board are delighted to have the “Old Salthill” exhibition in Leisureland and that this is a new departure for Leisureland and they look forward to future exhibitions.
Tom Kenny said that he recommends “Everyone look in (their) attics and old storage areas to see if they have old photographs still lying around. I can’t express how important these historical documents are and that each is a valuable piece of a puzzle.”
Operations Manager Ian Brennan thanked Tom Kenny and Galway Museum for producing such an incredible exhibition. He noted “All the wonderful individuals and groups that have helped Leisureland reach this important stepping stone in its history, and who together make the rich tapestry that has got us to where we are today.”
He especially congratulated the Leisureland Board along with all their incredible staff and swimming Instructors. They now have a Leisure and Entertainment facility that we can be proud of and which has huge future potential and opportunities.
He said all of this is only made possible by the strong support and input from Galway City Councils Chief Executive Brenden Mc Grath. “He has made Leisureland, Salthill and Galway, a city at the very heart of Ireland. The midpoint of the Wild Atlantic Way.”
He also mentioned Acting Director of Services Gary McMahon and his stewardship of Leisureland, which has created an ethos of huge positive change.
Photographer: Andrew Downes, XPOSURE