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Council awaits report on Monivea Road speed limit

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Motorists will have to wait until November to see a change to the controversial 60km/h speed limit on the Monivea Road.

At this week’s meeting of Galway County Council, councillors were told that the new body for national default speed limits is to deliver a report to the council by November.

Back in 2007, the local area councillors in Oranmore came together to decide on a review of local speed limits.

They subsequently submitted a proposal for national, country and regional roads in the area.

In July of last year, the Oranmore councillors agreed what the speed limits would be for electoral area- and the Gardaí and the NRA were notified.

The current speed limit on the Monivea road from Galway Airport to Ballintemple is 60km/h, while smaller tertiary roads in the area carry an 80km/h limit.

Councillor Cuddy says the current system does not make sense.

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Request for more time to build sports facility at Inishbofin appealed to planning board

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From Galway Bay FM newsroom- The county council’s refusal of an application for more time to develop a sports facility at Inishbofin has been appealed to An Bord Pleanála.

The plan led by Inishbofin Development Company C-L-G to request extra time for the project was refused by the council in April.

The development at Middlequarter involves a single storey sports facility to include dressing rooms, referee room, showers and toilets.

An Bord Pleanála is due to issue a decision in September.

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Gaelscoil Dara Renmore wins national science competition

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From Galway Bay FM newsroom- Gaelscoil Dara in Renmore has been declared the winner of START, a national science competition

It challenges primary school children aged 8 to 12 to simulate their own trial and report on their findings.

The ‘Schools Teaching Awareness of Randomised Trials’ final took place yesterday at NUI Galway

Gaelscoil Dara’s winning entry asked the question ‘do children learn better from a teacher or from each other?’

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Athenry’s Agricultural Show returns for first time since 2019

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From Galway Bay FM newsroom- The Athenry Agricultural Show is returning tomorrow for the first time since 2019.

As with previous years, there will be a wide range of classes in categories such as showjumping, equine, sheep and dog showing, and baking.

Many categories will hold championships, and a range of qualifiers for other shows throughout the country will also be available.

A full schedule of classes is available on the Athenry agri show website.

Assistant show secretary and PRO, Mary O’Keeffe says everyone is excited to see the return of the event.

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