Galway Bay fm newsroom – A special conference to explore the creation of a lasting cultural legacy for Galway will take place in the city from tomorrow.
‘Galway 2020 – Creating the Legacy’ will bring together a huge and diverse range of local interests from across the county.
It’s as planning is underway for a year-long programme of events to mark Galway’s designation as European Capital of Culture in 2020.
The Galway 2020 team is eager to ensure the legacy of the event shapes the cultural development of the county for future generations.
The three day conference gets underway at GMIT’s Cluain Mhuire campus in the city from tomorrow morning.
Chief Executive of Galway 2020 Hannah Kiely says they’ll be releasing a public report on the outcome of the conference in the coming weeks.
Local TD says €2.5m funding “vital lifeline” to local radio
Galway Bay fm newsroom – A local TD says the announcement of 2.5 million euro in additional funding for the broadcasting sector is a “vital lifeline” for local radio.
The allocation has been made through the Sound and Vision Scheme, which provides grants for the creation of high-quality programmes.
Galway East Fine Gael TD Ciaran Cannon says local radio provides a very important public service and deserves greater support.
TFI Local Link to launch new service between Ballinasloe and Castlerea
Galway Bay fm newsroom – TFI Local Link Galway will launch a new service between Ballinasloe and Castlerea on Monday.
Route 546 will operate three times a day in each direction.
It’ll cover Castlerea, Williamstown, Glenamaddy, Kilkerrin, Moylough, Mountbellew, Caltra, Ahascragh and Ballinasloe.
The new service will also provide commuters with a new peak-time service that interchanges with direct services to Galway from Ballinasloe.
Galway company raises over €15m to develop revolutionary heart impant
Galway Bay fm newsroom – A Galway-based company has raised over 15 million euro in funding to develop a revolutionary heart impant.
AuriGen Medical has launched a crowdfunding campaign, with the funds going toward facilitating clinical trials.
The start-up company is based in ATU Galway and was founded by John Thomspson and Dr Tony O’Halloran.
Dr Thompson explains how funding and investment has progressed their development of the heart implant which aims to treat stroke and arrhythmia risk: