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City Council to discuss major port expansion

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Galway city councillors will meet today to discuss the future for Galway Harbour.

The Harbour Company is planning a multi-million euro redevelopment of the Docks, the first stage of which, could begin next year.

Over 100 submissions have been forwarded to  An Bord Pleanála on the proposed plans for the Docks area.

It approved the 27 hectare extension will be carried out over four stages with the first due to begin next year at a cost of 52 million euro.

At a special meeting of the City Council later today (Mon 24/3), Councillors will discuss the strategic plan for the Docks.

They’re also due to discuss controversial plans to close Lough Atalia road for two months to facilitate work to lower the road under the railway bridge.

The improvement measures aim to cater for the safer movement of large vehicles under the bridge.

The meeting gets underway at City Hall at 4 o’ clock this afternoon.

 

 

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Galway one of just three counties with no confirmed case of Monkeypox

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Galway is one of just three counties with no confirmed case of Monkeypox

That’s according to the latest report from HPSC.

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre lists the county in a group alongside Mayo and Roscommon, with none of the three having a reported case.

In the most recently published weekly report, the HSPC confirms there have been 101 cases nationwide

To date, all cases are male, and have a median age of 36 years.

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Two Connemara beaches listed in top 15 wild swimming spots in UK and Ireland

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Two of Connemara’s beaches are listed in the top 15 wild swimming spots across the UK and Ireland.

Trá an Dóilín in Carraroe came in at number six, while Dog’s Bay in Roundstone was named the 13th best out of the 800 waterways considered.

Six Irish beaches made the list, with Achill Island’s Keem Beach taking the crown.

To rank the beaches, reusable bottle company, Ocean Bottle, scraped water samples, cross-referenced their Google rating and number of reviews.

In a separate list of ‘hidden gems’, Aillebrack/Silverhill Beach was awarded the top spot.

While Gurteen Beach in Ervallagh and Trá na Reilige in An Cheathrú Rua also made the top 20 hidden gems list.

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West is first location for tourism initiative Slow Cabins

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – The west is the first location in Ireland for new solar and rain-powered Slow Cabins.

The eco-cabins are set in a secret address on the west coast, with guests only given their exaction location in the days before their trip.

However those in Galway only have a short distance to travel according to Lisa Regan of SlowCabins.ie.

Sarah Slevin caught up with Lisa to find out more about the simple and peaceful getaways

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