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Beautiful family home has been finished to an exceptional standard

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This spectacular 3,200 square foot home in Claregalway is set on a mature landscaped site of one acre and boasts a separate office/studio.

The property at Rockwood offers an abundance of space, just 3km from Claregalway village, 8km from Galway City and 4km from Parkmore Industrial Estate and Ballybrit.

According to selSling agent Joe Greaney: “This is a spectacular, beautifully constructed residence standing on a lovely mature corner site of one acre, just a stone’s throw from Claregalway, situated in a mature residential and desirable road in the Rockwood area, in a peaceful location. There is also a number of riding schools in the vicinity.”

The architecturally-designed house stands on a mature landscaped site, with gated entrance and paved groundworks.  The property comprises 3,200 sq ft and has a separate garage and a large bright separate office building/studio, finished to a very high standard which also includes a kitchenette and shower-room.

The property was built in 2006 with wonderful proportions and excellent layout throughout. It has a spectacular feature entrance hall, landing area and drawing room.

Accommodation at ground floor level comprises a spacious and bright entrance hall, elegant drawing room, kitchen/dining room, TV/family room, utility, washroom, gym, office, downstairs toilet and cloakroom.

At first floor level there are four spacious bedrooms, all of which have walk-in wardrobes (three) with en suites and a master bathroom with bath, shower, WC, hand basin, bidet.

The property is finished to a very high standard with hollowcore flooring, concrete walls upstairs. The décor is modern and classic throughout.

The asking price is €675,000. The BER Rating is B3. For further information or to arrange a viewing, contact Keane Mahony Smith on 091 563744.

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Boil water notice issued for Barna area

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A boil water notice has been issued for the Barna area for health protection purposes

The areas affected are Barna Village, Truskey West and Truskey East, Barr Aille, Fermoyle, Ballard and along the Connemara Coast Road as far as Furbo, and on the Barna/Galway Road as far as Silverstrand.

The notice has been put in place due to issues with disinfection of the water at Tonabruckey Reservoir.

The notice affects approximately 2,300 people supplied by the Barna section of the Galway City West Public Water Supply area.

Customers in the area served by Tonabrucky Reservoir will notice increased levels of chlorine in their water supply in the coming days as we work to resolve the issue.

Vulnerable customers who have registered with Irish Water will receive direct communication on this Boil Water Notice.

Irish water, the City Council and the HSE will monitor the supply and will lift the notice when it is safe to do so.

In line with HSE Covid-19 advice and the requirement for frequent hand washing, Irish Water advises that the water remains suitable for this purpose and boiling the water is not required.

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Violent incident in Tuam leaves seven hospitalised

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Gardaí are investigating after an incident in Tuam yesterday left seven people injured.

A violent altercation broke out between a large group at the cemetery in Tuam at about 4pm yesterday.

Around 30 Gardaí responded to the incident at the cemetery on the Athenry Road in Tuam, which broke out following two funerals in the area.

Gardaí supported by members from the wider North Western Region and the Regional Armed Support Unit had to physically intervene between parties and disperse those present.

Five males and two females were injured during the course of the incident and were taken to University Hospital Galway with non-life threatening injuries.

A 16-year-old boy was arrested at the scene, as he tried to flee in possession of a knife.

He was taken to Tuam Garda Station and has since been released. A file is being prepared for the Juvenile Liaison Officer.

Gardaí are appealing for any witnesses to this incident or for anyone with any information to contact Tuam Garda Station .

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Anger over ANC ‘snip’

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Agriculture Minister, Charlie McConalogue

ANGRY farmers hit out during last week’s Galway IFA at the Dept. of Agriculture over what they described as their ‘heavy handed tactics’ in docking BEAM penalties from ANC payments made last week.

Although Agriculture Minister, Charlie McConalogue, has apologised for the actions taken by his Department officials, delegates who attended last Thursday’s night county IFA meeting in the Claregalway Hotel, hit out at what happened.

In some cases, according to Galway IFA Chairperson, Anne Mitchell, farmers who had already paid back the BEAM penalty also had the money deducted from their ANC (Areas of Natural Constraint) payments made last week.

Many farmers received ‘a shock in the post’ when their ANC payments were hit with the deductions of penalties from the BEAM scheme – earlier they had been warned of interest penalties if any balances weren’t repaid within 30 days.

At the core of the problem was the inclusion of a 5% stock numbers reduction in the BEAM scheme (Beef Exceptional Aid Measure) aimed at helping to compensate farmers for a drop-off in beef prices between September, 2018 and May, 2019.

For more, read this week’s Connacht Tribune.

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