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13 hundred ESB customers in county without power

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Galway bay fm newsroom – Up to 13 hundred ESB customers are without power in the county today following a night of high winds.

The area worst affected area is Gort, while homes in Kiltartin, Craughwell and parts of Loughrea are also without electricity.

Homes in Carraroe and Spiddal are also impacted.

Nationally, Seven thousand homes including parts of Clare, Cork, Limerick Kildare and Wicklow are still without power.

The ESB says it’s deploying resources from other parts of the country in a bid to get all homes back on the grid.

Mike Fitzgerald is the Head of Distribution and Customer Services at ESB Networks – he says he hopes most homes will have their power restored by this evening.

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Macnas to welcome special visitor over Halloween

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Galway Bay fm newsroom- Galway is set to welcome a unique visitor over the Halloween weekend.

Macnas have announced that they are expecting the giant CON MÓR to emerge from the River Corrib.

Giant expert Marjorie Morrigan identified CON MÓR, a member of the Irish legends, Tuatha Dé Danann, as originating from an Island of Giants off the coast of Connaught.

CON MÓR was known to love all things nature, especially birds. Spectators are encouraged to bring feathers for CON MÓR when going to see him.

Noeline Kavanagh, Artistic Director of Macnas, tells us what we can expect from the giant,

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First block laid in expansion at Western Alzheimers Respite Centre

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Galway Bay fm newsroom- The first block has been laid today on a major multi-million euro expansion at the Western Alzheimers Centre in Ballindine.

The new complex will increase the number of beds from 12 to 20, and provide improve communal resident and visitor areas.

David Nevin has more.

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HSE considering new entrances to Merlin Park Hospital

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Galway Bay fm newsroom- The HSE has expressed interest in creating new entrances to Merlin Park Hospital.

The matter was raised at a meeting of the Health Forum West by Councillor Declan McDonnell, who queried if it was under active consideration.

The HSE executive confirmed it was something they are mindful of, noting a particular need for a lighted junction as the hospital gets busier.

Councillor McDonnell feels it’s something that’s needed sooner rather than later.

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