Galway Bay fm newsroom – The need for a footbridge over the Owenriff river in Oughterard has now reached crisis point according to local councillors.
At a meeting of Connemara Municipal District, which was held in Oughterard, councillors expressed concern that serious injuries or a fatality could occur at the village bridge unless the footbridge is constructed.
The need for a a footbridge in Oughterard has long been conveyed by locals and councillors to the county council.
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Car parking charges to be introduced at Leisureland next week
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Car parking charges are to be introduced at Leisureland next week.
The move was announced in August due to the difficulty experienced by visitors and members trying to find on-site parking.
From Wednesday, Leisureland will start utilising newly-installed car barrier systems.
The cost of parking will be €2 per hour, or €12 for the day – with no overnight parking or camping permitted.
Gym and pool members will continue to have access to free parking.
The management company says the new charges will ensure better availability and a better service to members and other users of the facilities.
New bike parking stations have also been installed, while 22 parking spaces in the front section have been reserved as a set-down area.
Plans for 60 apartments at West City Retail Park
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Plans have been lodged for an apartment block at West City Centre Office & Retail Park in Westside.
The project would involve the demolition of the existing first floor office level, to make way for 60 new apartments.
The development would be primarily made up of two-bed and single-bed units spread across first, second and third floor level.
At present, Aldi is the anchor tenant of the retail park at ground floor level.
City planners are due to make a decision in January.
Two Galway teaching graduates receive top awards
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Two Galway teaching graduates have achieved ‘top of their class’ status at the annual Hibernia College conferring ceremony.
Along with that honour, Spiddal’s Aonghus Ó hEochaidh also received a placement performance award by the Irish National Teachers’ Organisation.
While Mary Corless, a teacher in Scoil Bhride in Tuam, was awarded for receiving the highest grade in the research module.
Both teaching graduates were awarded during their conferring at Dublin’s Convention Centre.