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.
Galway Garda Chief says drugs “biggest challenge” facing force locally
Galway Bay fm newsroom – The Chief Superintendent of the Galway Garda Division has acknowledged that drugs are the biggest challenge facing the force locally.
Fíbín Media to launch new state of the art production studio in Connemara
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Galway-based production company Fíbín Media is to launch its new state of the art production studio tomorrow (7/12).
The new studio contains 130 square metres of floor space, and is located in Tully in Connemara.
It will offer a new home for Fíbín to create TV shows for young people through English and Irish.
Fíbín founder and CEO is Darach O Tuairisg.
Local addiction counsellor claims cocaine is “blowing a blizzard” in Galway
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Galway-based addiction counsellor, Joe Treacy, claims cocaine is “blowing a blizzard” in Galway.
Data has found that cocaine-use has increased across all age groups in recent years.
Joe Treacy was responding to comments made by local GP Martin Daly on Galway Talks yesterday, who said there is a wave of cocaine in rural areas.
Agreeing with Martin’s sentiments, Joe Treacy, says that cocaine-use is widespread in our communities.