Galway Bay fm newsroom – More than 600 calls were made from people in Galway to a telephone counselling helpline so far this year.
Connect is an out-of-hours telephone counselling service for abuse survivors and opens from 6pm to 10pm every Wednesday to Sunday.
Nationally, it has experienced a 12 percent increase in calls over the past year.
The most common form of abuse was within the family, followed by the community and then institutional abuse.
Connect Manager, Theresa Merrigan says both men and women in Galway are availing of the service.
Request for more time to build sports facility at Inishbofin appealed to planning board
From Galway Bay FM newsroom- The county council’s refusal of an application for more time to develop a sports facility at Inishbofin has been appealed to An Bord Pleanála.
The plan led by Inishbofin Development Company C-L-G to request extra time for the project was refused by the council in April.
The development at Middlequarter involves a single storey sports facility to include dressing rooms, referee room, showers and toilets.
An Bord Pleanála is due to issue a decision in September.
Gaelscoil Dara Renmore wins national science competition
From Galway Bay FM newsroom- Gaelscoil Dara in Renmore has been declared the winner of START, a national science competition
It challenges primary school children aged 8 to 12 to simulate their own trial and report on their findings.
The ‘Schools Teaching Awareness of Randomised Trials’ final took place yesterday at NUI Galway
Gaelscoil Dara’s winning entry asked the question ‘do children learn better from a teacher or from each other?’
Athenry’s Agricultural Show returns for first time since 2019
From Galway Bay FM newsroom- The Athenry Agricultural Show is returning tomorrow for the first time since 2019.
As with previous years, there will be a wide range of classes in categories such as showjumping, equine, sheep and dog showing, and baking.
Many categories will hold championships, and a range of qualifiers for other shows throughout the country will also be available.
A full schedule of classes is available on the Athenry agri show website.
Assistant show secretary and PRO, Mary O’Keeffe says everyone is excited to see the return of the event.