Galway Bay fm newsroom – An Exhibition commemorating the arrival of newly equipped fishing boats in Connemara in the 1950’s will open in the Carna Emigrants Commemorate Centre this evening.
The Exhibition entitled “From Kilkeel to Carna” centres on what is known as the GAEL LINN scheme which provided the money to modernise boats and assist fishermen in the west Connemara area.
As the men in the Gael Linn boats sailed in towards Carna on the evening of the 23rd of June 60 years ago they could see the traditional bonfires of St John Eve lit along the Connemara coast.
It had been a long journey and a far seeing project.
The Irish language organisation, Gael Linn, initiated a scheme giving fishermen access to modern boats fitted with engines.
This was done in Kilkeel in Co Down and fishermen brought their boats by sea to Dublin and from there by Canal until they reached the Shannon.
The Shannon brought them to the Atlantic and they sailed along the west coast to Carna.
The scheme greatly benefited fishermen at that time.
The Exhibition commemorating that event will be held in Carna from 4 until 6 this Saturday evening.
The Exhibition continues between 12. 30 and 2.30 this Sunday afternoon.
Draft Tuam Local Area Plan now on public display
Galway Bay fm newsroom – The draft Local Area Plan for Tuam is now on public display, with documents also available on the county council website.
The 2023-2029 plan can be inspected, and submissions can be made by members of the public until 4PM on March 23rd.
A number of other plans for the area are also on display, including a Local Transport Plan and a Strategic Flood Risk Assessment.
They are available to view at the Planning Counter at County Hall, Tuam Library and Tuam Civic Offices.
University of Galway event to give students insight into career in healthcare
Galway Bay fm newsroom – An event will be held at University of Galway in April to give students an insight into a career in healthcare.
The interactive programme for transition year students will take place on Saturday April 1st, and again on Saturday, April 22nd.
They’ll see advanced simulations of real-life medical procedures and scenarios.
Registration is now open and the deadline is Friday, February 24th.
Professor of Simulation, Dr. Dara Byrne, explains what students can expect to see.
Taoiseach says he “doesn’t accept” Galway Ring Road bad for environment
Galway Bay fm newsroom – The Taoiseach has said he does not accept the view that the Galway Ring Road would be bad for the environment.
Leo Varadkar was responding to questions posed by Galway West Deputy Noel Grealish in the Dáil.
It’s as An Bord Pleanala is to reconsider an application for the long-awaited project, after permission was quashed on environmental grounds.
The Taoiseach said while there are different views at cabinet, the Ring Road is part of the National Development Plan.
He gave an assurance that ultimately, if planning permission is granted, it will be funded.