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Burst watermain in Athenry causing widespread disruption to supply

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Households and businesses in Athenry, Clarinbridge, Kilcolgan and Ballindereen are without water this morning.
It’s due to a burst watermain in the town near the castle.
The issue occurred overnight on a trunk watermain from Ballydavid Reservoir.
Crews are working to repair the pipe this morning and hope to restore suppy to most areas by this afternoon.
Irish Water advises it may take longer for a full supply to be returned to the Clarenbrige and Kilcolgan areas.
A traffic management system will be in operation in the area around Athenry Castle.

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Galway woman rescued after 15 hours at sea returns home as younger cousin remains at UHG for treatment

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Galway Bay fm newsroom:

One of the two girls rescued from the Atlantic Ocean yesterday has returned home, while the other is still being monitored in Hospital.

The father of one of the girls rescued off Inis Oirr yesterday after drifting out to sea says he was beginning to lose hope.

Cousins 17 year old Ellen Glynn and 23 year old Sara Feeney from Cappagh Road in Knocknacarra spent 15 hours in the water after high winds brought their paddle boards 27 kilometers from land.

Galway City fisherman Patrick Oliver and his son Morgan, eventually located the pair yesterday afternoon after a major search and rescue operation.

Sara was released from hospital yesterday while Ellen is still receiving treatment at UHG

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B&B owners in Galway urged to apply for business restart grant

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Owners and operators of non-rated B&Bs in Galway are being urged to apply for the Business Restart Grant.

The scheme has been introduced as part of the July Stimulus package and is being operated by Fáilte Ireland.

Hundreds of Galway B&B’s could qualify for the initiative that offers grants of up to four thousand euro per business.

That’s according to Fine Gael City Councillor Eddie Hoare who says the scheme could provide vital assistance to local non-rated B&Bs in particular.

To hear from Cllr Hoare, tune in to Galway Bay fm on the hour..

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Galway girls missing at sea could see helicopters searching for them overnight says father

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – The two cousins from Galway who were missing at sea for over 15 hours could see the helicopters searching for them overnight, according to one of their fathers.

Ellen Glynn and Sara Feeney, aged 17 and 23, drifted over 20 miles out to sea on Wednesday night after they had been paddleboarding at Furbo beach.

They managed to stay together and clung to a lobster pot around three miles south west of Inis Oírr where they remained overnight.

Galway City fisherman Patrick Oliver and his son Morgan, eventually located the pair yesterday afternoon after a major search and rescue operation.

Sara was released from hospital yesterday while Ellen is still receiving treatment.

Ellen’s dad Johnny Glynn says both girls are just happy to be alive.

He says they had to deal with large waves – and the frustration of coming close to being rescued on Wednesday night:

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