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Fire services work to tackle gorse fires in Cloonboo and Carna

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Galway Fire Services are working to contain gorse fires across the county this evening, as the dry weather spell continues.
The fires are located in Cloonboo on the Headford Road and on a hillside in Carna, Connemara.
The road to Annaghdown just outside Cloonboo has now been closed to allow emergency services access the scene.
A bog fire in the Cloonboo area has resulted in heavy smoke volumes along a stretch of the N84 Headford Road.
The blaze broke out at around 4pm and has led to significant traffic delays.
West of the county, crews from Clifden and Carraroe are still at the scene of a mountain fire outside Carna in Connemara.
Fire services were drafted in at 8.30 this morning and remain at the scene on a hillside outside Glinsk.
Motorists in both areas are advised to drive with care.

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Late Bishop Martin Drennan remembered for his “bright mind” and love of Galway

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Galway Bay fm newsroom –Bishop Martin Drennan has been remembered by his brother Fr Michael Drennan for his bright mind, sense of humour and love of Galway.

Retired Bishop of Galway Martin Drennan passed away at the age of 78 last weekend and his funeral took place today.

Mourners gathered at Galway Cathedral to celebrate his life, including bishops and priests from across the country, Mayor of Galway Clodagh Higgins, TDs and Senators.

Words of condolence also came from as far away as the Vatican, as Pope Francis passed on a message for Bishop Drennan.

The funeral service was opened by Bishop Michael Duignan, with music by the Galway Cathedral Choir and Homily delivered by Fr Michael Drennan:

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Plaque unveiled at Eyre Square to commemorate murdered Corofin taxi driver Eileen Costello O Shaughnessy

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – A plaque has been unveiled at Eyre Square to commemorate Corofin woman Eileen Costello O’ Shaughnessy, who was murdered in Galway 25 years ago.

Gardaí have today renewed their appeal for information on the murder of the well-known taxi driver and mother-of-two on November 30th, 1997

She picked up a fare to Claregalway that day – her car was later found abandoned and her body was discovered off the N17 the following day.

Despite extensive investigations since then, no-one has been charged with her murder.

Several members of Eileen’s family were at today’s event, as well as friends and former colleagues.

Her brother Martin spoke to David Nevin about his late sister.

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