Galway Bay fm newsroom – The women of Galway’s Magdalene Laundries will be remembered at a ceremony in the city this weekend.
The ‘Flowers for Magdalenes’ event is now in its 7th year, and sees flowers laid on the graves of the women who once lived and worked in the laundries.
Over 1,600 former Magdalene women are buried at cemeteries across Ireland, many in unmarked graves.
The Galway ‘Flowers for Magdalenes’ event will take place at Bohermore Cemetery at 2pm on Sunday.
Spokesperson for the event, Rachel Doyle says it’s vital that the experiences of those who passed through the homes are never forgotten.
Meanwhile, Tuam Historian Catherine Corless was last night recognised at the 2018 Rehab Galway People of the Year Awards.
Her investigations, which span several years, have led to a commission of inquiry into the burial of infants at the site of the former Mother and Baby Home in the town.
Speaking last evening, Ms. Corless said she’s honored to be able to provide a voice for so many people looking for answers.
Coming up on FYI Galway@5
- Galway County Council has outlined the timeline for a controversial plan for a large scale social and affordable housing development on the Oranmore Road in Claregalway
- The Dáil’s Business Committee is in session to discuss criticism of the Oireachtas from President Michael D Higgins. The President says too much legislation is being left until the end of the Dáil term – leaving him little time to consider it.
- Kinvara nurse turned farmer, Deirdre McMahon, has won the national title of Teagasc/FBD Student of the Year
Bons Secours submits plan to extend operating theatre department at Renmore facility
Galway Bay fm newsroom – There are plans to extend the operating theatre department at the Bon Secours Hospital at the Dublin Road in the city.
Bon Secours Health System CLG has lodged an application for the construction of a single storey extension to the operating theatre department, and an extension of the existing theatre plantroom on the first floor level.
City planners are due to make a decision in September.
Operation times scaled back at Galway’s walk-in COVID-19 test centres
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Walk-in services at the COVID 19 test centres in the city and at Carnmore have been scaled back.
At the former Galway Airport site, members of the public can avail of a walk-in test from 10am until 2pm, Monday to Sunday.
However, it will remain open for scheduled GP referrals until 7.30pm on a daily basis.
Meanwhile, the walk-in testing service at the city base at Forster Street will be available from 10am to 3pm, Monday to Sunday.
It’ll continue to accept scheduled GP referrals until 5pm each day.