Galway County Council has issued an enforcement order following a report of unauthorised work on a late 18th century Gothic-style mansion.
William and Kathleen Greaney of Cregboy Claregalway have been ordered to cease any further work at listed building, Ardfry.
Archaeologist, Michael Gibbons has described the removal of stone from the two-storey ruin, which was once the home of Irish literary revival figure, Valentine Blake, as “wanton vandalism”.
According to today’s Irish Times, the owners must consult with the County Council’s heritage and conservation offices about remedial works.
LISTEN: Mám Éan pilgrimage to return this weekend
Galway Bay FM Newsroom – The Mám Éan pilgrammage is set to take place in Connemara this weekend.
The popular pilgramage to Mám Éan pass, nestled in the Maumturk mountains, has previously been cancelled due to Covid-19.
However, it’s set to resume this Sunday with some restrictions in place.
Gatherers will remain at the chapel and will not move from station to station as is usually tradition.
Former Councillor Sean O’ Tuairisg says it’s great to have the event back this weekend.
Protest to take place in Mervue this afternoon over planned housing development
Galway Bay FM Newsroom – A protest will take place in Mervue this afternoon over a planned “build to rent” housing development in the area.
The Crown Square Development will consist of 345 units comprised of one-bed, two-bed and three-bed units.
However, People Before Profit Galway says it’s unacceptable that the homes will go straight to an investment fund when completed.
They argue that vulture and cuckoo funds should be banned in Ireland – but instead they are being accomodated by Government policy.
The local party branch has organised a protest to take place at the Crown Square site this afternoon at 2pm.