Galway Bay fm newsroom – There are renewed calls to upgrade Coast Guard stations around the country, including Cleggan in Connemara.
It’s emerged that a third of all Coast Guard stations and buildings don’t have basic facilities such as running water or bathrooms.
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RSA child car seat checking service coming to Galway
The Road Safety Authority is to host a car seat checking service in Galway this month to reduce the amount of child car seats that are incorrectly fitted.
The first event will take place at SuperValu in Barna on December 6th followed by SuperValu in Gort on December 7th.
A final city event will take place in Smyth’s Toys in Galway Retail Park on December 8th, with all events taking place from 10am – 5:30pm.
Aisling Sloyan, Senior Road Safety Promotion Officer at the RSA explains how to ensure that a child’s car seat is correctly fitted.
One of Connemara’s longest running annual community publications has been published
The Carna/Cill Chiaráin Yearbook, One of Connemara’s longest-running annual community publications, has been published this week.
This year’s edition has a focus on developments planned for the local secondary school in Carna and on a plan for a total upgrading of facilities by the local GAA club. It also features an article on the proposed offshore wind farm at Sceirde Rocks.
The yearly publication is known as Iorras Aithneach and that is the windy peninsula that edges into the Atlantic in the Carna and Cill Chiaráin area. It is a community publication and this year it features one of the most groundbreaking stories since it was launched in 1990.
Nine miles directly west in the Atlantic Ocean there are storied rocks; in English, they are known as the Skerd Rocks but locally there are known as Skeirde. The seas can be fearsome out there but an Australian-backed company known as Corio is ready to invest a billion euros on a wind farm in that windswept ocean.
The company states in this Iorras Aithneach Yearbook that a community fund worth millions will also be available, when, they start producing power.
The project, as planned, would provide power for 350,000 households.
There would be 200 jobs in the construction phase in what would be a major logistical enterprise of the Connemara coast.
2028 is seen as a likely completion date depending on permits.
Galway-based company named Medtech Company of the Year at national conference
CERENOVUS, based in Ballybrit, has been named Medtech Company of the Year at national conference held this week in Galway.
Over 500 business leaders gathered together at the Galmont Hotel this week for ‘Medtech Rising’ and the Irish Medtech Awards.
CERENOVUS is a leader in neurovascular care, and works in collaboration with ATU Galway and University of Galway.
Incoming Chair of the Irish Medtech Association, Barry Comerford, oulines Galway’s significant relationship with the Medtech industry,