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Development of high-spec homes in Furbo is turning buyers’ heads

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House Type A.

Gleann na bhFear is a small attractive new development now under construction in the very heart of the beautiful townland of Furbo located just up the road before the church 500 metres.

According to selling agent Derek Niland: “There are many people who would love to live within a 5/10 minute walk to the seashore.

“As well as being just a short distance from Furbo beach, all the other conveniences are on your doorstep.

“The school, church, shop/filling station, the pub and restaurant and of course the newly-refurbished Connemara Coast Hotel. Furbo has become the sought-after place to live. Barna & Galway Golf Clubs are just a 10-minute drive away.”

Type A is 2,140 sq ft; Type B is 2,064 sq ft and Type C is 2,457 sq ft.

“The location is unique – often people living close to the bay complain about the south westerly winds, but Gleann na bhFear is protected from a lot of this wind by the makeup of the site.

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Athenry Credit Union’s goodwill gesture to customers

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Billy Mulvihill, John McCartan and Peter Kelly at the recent launch of the Athenry Credit Union's new Current Account service .

Members of Athenry Credit Union had been expecting to pay fees for the Current Accounts service for the quarter just ended – but to support their members during this Covid-19 Pandemic, CU management has decided to refund the automatically applied quarterly fees.

Earlier this year, Athenry Credit Union launched a full-service Current Account with a globally accepted Mastercard Debit Card that boasts Contactless Payments, Standing Orders, Direct Debits, and the option of an Overdraft facility.

“The Credit Union has always been member-focused, during these times of uncertainty we need to support our members and help them get through this difficult period,” explained Athenry Credit Union CEO Tony Dennis.

“We had to make the difficult decision to reduce in-branch visits due to the recent outbreaks of Covid-19 in Ireland.

“We pride ourselves on offering award-winning customer service and being on hand to assist members with in-branch transactions.

“I would encourage members to utilise our Online Banking and Banking App which offers an array of excellent services online that include the ability for members to transfer money internally and externally, online loan application facility, the ability to lodge money to accounts using any Irish debit card and much more,” he added.

For more, read this week’s Connacht Tribune.

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GAA at local and national level awaiting the next Government move on virus restrictions

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St Thomas' Eanna Burke tussling for possession with Sean Morrissey of Liam Mellows in last year's Galway senior hurling final.

WITH the next Government announcement in relation to non-essential movement outside the home to be made on or before April 12, it is expected GAA officials – county and nationally – will then give some indication of what is to become of the summer’s calendar of fixtures.

Locally, the two opening rounds of the senior and intermediate hurling championships have already fallen by the wayside. In all, it takes 10 weekends – at least – to run off the senior hurling title race, weekends which are now not available. As a result, Galway GAA may have to reformat their championship.

As yet, the Galway senior and intermediate football championships, due to commence on the weekend of May 24, are not affected, although a Government announcement this weekend prolonging the restrictions on non-essential movement may also throw these competitions into disarray.

At inter-county level, it is also understood the GAA will reveal what their plans are for the unfinished hurling and football National Leagues after April 12. GAA headquarters may also indicate at this stage where they stand on running this year’s provincial and All-Ireland championships.

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Database on labour for farms is set up

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Galway IFA Chairperson, Anne Mitchell

A REGIONAL farm labour database is being set up this week aimed at linking farm families affected by a COVID-19 illness with an available relief worker.

The initiative by Teagasc – in collaboration with the Farm Relief Service (FRS), the ICMSA and the IFA – is aimed at helping farms where the main farm operator is either hospitalised or isolated due to the coronavirus.

Galway IFA Chairperson, Anne Mitchell, told the Farming Tribune, that this initiative would help to give peace-of-mind to many farmers who are worried about what would happen if they were diagnosed with COVID-19.

“This is a very practical initiative aimed at helping farmers who would be unable to work or mix with people if they picked up the coronavirus.

“It would be a big help in helping them to link up with a farm operative who could carry out their normal day-to-day farming duties during the course of their illness,” said Anne Mitchell.

Teagasc Director, Professor Gerry Boyle, said that he was encouraging farmers, rural dwellers – and students with a basic knowledge of farming – to contact Teagasc over the coming days.

He said that these would be people with the skills to help out with farming tasks such as milking, calf-rearing, grassland management, silage and meal feeding, as well as general farming duties.

For more, read this week’s Connacht Tribune.

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