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Extension on bids to construct new school for Clarin College Athenry

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – The deadline for tenders for the construction of a new secondary school for Clarin College in Athenry has been extended.
The new facility will include a two-classroom special needs unit, sports hall, general purpose hall and student and teachers facilities.
The new one thousand pupil school will also include 90 car parking spaces, ball courts and a new pedestrian and cycle path along the R348.
The project went to tender at the end of May with a deadline of July 19th – however, it’s now been extended until August 8th.
The Department of Education says it expects construction to begin by September or October.

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Campaign group says Salthill cycleway will form blue jewel in Galway’s greenways crown

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Galway Cycling Campaign says the Salthill cycleway will form the blue jewel in Galway’s greenways crown.

It comes as the proposal was passed at last evening’s meeting of Galway City Council where 17 out of the 18 city councillors supported the motion put forward by Mayor Collette Connolly.

The route would run from the Grattan Road as far as the Kingston junction on the Barna side of the city.

However, the suggested route is subject to engineering studies, and to planning before any work can commence.

The campaign group behind the plan says the temporary 3 kilometre coastal cycleway will provide a safe route to schools, sports, and work for tens of thousands of people between Knocknacarra and the city centre via Salthill, as well as making the city’s seafront a safer and more pleasant destination for people walking and cycling.

The Mayor of Galway says she’s “over the moon” that her motion got the backing of city councillors.

The plan had raised concerns over the impact on local business with the feared loss of up to 200 car parking spaces, and the potential impact on traffic movement.

Mayor Collette Connolly says efforts have been made to address any issues raised …..

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Galway City Councillors Give Green Light To Trial Cycle-way in Salthill.

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From the Galway Bay FM Newsroom: Galway City Councillors have voted to proceed with a trial cycle-way in Salthill.

4 local cycling groups had called on councillors to support their bid to bring a two-way cycle-way from Grattan Road to Knocknacarra Road running along the Prom.

17 out of the 18 city councillors supported the motion by Mayor Collette Connolly at this afternoon’s city council meeting.

The plan had raised concerns over the impact on local business with the feared loss of over 200 car parking spaces.

Campaign groups say the infrastructure should be trialed for six months to determine its viability.

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City Councillors to vote on controversial plan for Salthill Prom cycle-way

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From the Galway Bay FM Newsroom: Galway city councillors will vote this afternoon on controversial proposals to bring a temporary cycle-way to Salthill

Galway Cycling campaign, Galway Urban Greenway Alliance, Knocknacarra Bike Bus and East of the Corrib Bike Bus are calling on councillors to support their bid to bring a two-way cycle-way from Grattan Road to Knocknacarra Road running along the Prom.

The campaign groups say the infrastructure should be trialed for six months to determine its viability.

The plan has raised concerns over the impact on local business with the feared loss of over 200 car parking spaces.

City councillors are set to vote on the proposal at a meeting this afternoon.

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