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200 thousand euro for two county flood relief schemes

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Galway Bay fm newsroom:
200 thousand euro has been ringfenced for two flood relief schemes in the county.
The County Council is to receive 166 thousand euro for works at Ballinamore Bridge, and over 31 thousand euro for works at Dark Road, Castletaylor.
Both locations have suffered severe flooding in recent years.
Galway East TD Sean Canney says the OPW funds will be of great benefit to both areas.

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Galway farmer named young farmer of the year

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Galway Bay FM Newsroom – East Galway farmer Dara Killeen has been named the FBD Macra Na Feirme Young Farmer of the year

The Dairy Farmer from Meelick, who farms a dairy enterprise with his father are new to dairy farming having entered in 2017 and are a focus farm for Aurivo, whom they supply their milk to.

Dara and his father milk 150 high EBI crossbred cows.

Macra President Thomas Duffy says Dara demonstrates all the best qualities of a young farmer, progressive, environmentally conscious and quality focused.

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Appeal launched on the Late Late Toy Show inspired by young Kiltullagh lady raises over 5 Million Euro

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Galway Bay FM Newsroom – An appeal inspired by the story of a little girl from Galway has risen to over €5 million euro since its launch last night on the Late Late Toy Show.

Saoirse Ruane from Kiltullagh, Athenry captured the hearts of the nation last night and spoke to Ryan Tubridy about her year which began with her becoming ill while watching the Toy Show last year.

Following initial treatment, she was sent home in a cast with crutches but later it was discovered that she had a tumour which led to her leg being amputated.

Saoirse, who was later joined by her mother Rosanne, told Ryan that she had three dreams during her recovery.

One was to appear on the Late Late Toy Show which was ticked off

The Second was to be able to walk again by Christmas which she achieved with a prosthetic leg that had a beautiful unicorn on it.

The third was to go on a family holiday.

At that moment, Ryan Tubridy produced a “Golden Ticket” and explained that Aer Lingus wanted to send the family on a weeklong trip of a lifetime to Disneyworld, Orlando.

Following that news, Dublin Airport tweeted minutes later to say that they will offer Saoirse and her family complimentary use of their Platinum Services VIP facility when they are travelling.

Saoirse’s story and her incredible fundraising over the past twelve months inspired the Late Late Show to then begin an appeal instead of the usual competition with half of the money raised shared among Barnardos, The Children’s Health Foundation and Children’s Books Ireland. The other 50 per cent will be distributed by The Community Foundation for Ireland to various charities nationwide.

By the end of the annual extravaganza, the appeal had already raised more than €5.2 million.

For more information or to donate please visit www.rte.ie/toyshowappeal, or call 1800 111 800

SAOIRSE RUANE (Galway, Age 8) pictured with her mum at The Late Late Toy Show 2020, at RTÉ in Dublin, Friday, November 27th 2020.
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Kiltullagh’s Saoirse Ruane helping Ryan launch the Late Late Toy Show appeal

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Kiltullagh’s Saoirse Ruane has helped Ryan Tubridy launch the Late Late Toy Show appeal

After her challenging year she enjoyed reviewing some toys before being joined on set by her mother Roseanne

They were both delighted to hear the family has been given a dream trip to Disney World in Orlando

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