Freshwater caverns in Galway Bay could lead to network
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Researchers who discovered natural conduits under Galway Bay which provide freshwater to Inis Meáin, believe further research is needed.
The discovery was made by NUIG researchers after speaking with residents of the Aran Island who said they had an endless supply of freshwater.
According to today’s Irish Times, Dr. Tiernan Henry from the School of Sciences at NUIG says the freshwater aquifers supplying Inis Meáin could be part of a far more extensive network.
It’s thought that there could be freshwater caverns on Inis Oírr, which has often experienced summer water shortages, if they could be tapped.
Researchers believe the conduits, which could be up to 30 miles long, are caused by water falling on land and dissolving the limestone.
They want further research to be carried out to establish the full extent of the sub-sea link in Galway Bay.
Junior Enterprise Minister to attend Furbo event to celebrate Gaeltacht women in business
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Junior Enterprise Minister Dara Calleary will attend an event in Furbo later today (mar 31) to celebrate Gaeltacht women in business.
The event will see pitching sessions and talks about growing a business in the Gaeltacht area.
The event is organised by Údarás na Gaeltachta and the Atlantic Technological University
Speakers will include Clifden native founder and CEO of CLS, Evelyn O’Toole.
It will take place at the Connemara Coast Hotel from 12:45 this afternoon
Motorists urged to avoid N84 as road remains closed following collision involving HGV
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Motorists are being urged to avoid the N84 this evening as the road remains closed, following a road traffic collision.
A HGV over-turned on the road between Regan’s Clonboo and McGaugh’s Garden Centre at around lunchtime.
Another vehicle was involved in the incident, and it’s understood while some injuries were reported, they’re not life threatening.
The road has been closed since lunchtime due to the need for a crane to remove the truck from the road.
Meanwhile, there was disruption on the N59 Galway to Clifden Road earlier this afternoon due to another road collision.
The incident saw the road reduced to a single lane for a time, but it’s since fully reopened, with minor injuries reported.
Public invited to Front Line Defenders lecture at University of Galway
Galway Bay fm – Members of the public are invited to attend the touring Front Line Defenders lecture at the University of Galway tomorrow (Fri Mar 31st)
The annual lecture is hitting Queens University in Belfast and Trinity College Dublin, before coming to Galway
Front Line Defenders is an international human rights organisation founded in Dublin in 2001, with the specific aim of protecting human rights defenders at risk
The free, public lecture at University of Galway, at 2 tomorrow afternoon, will be hosted by Iranian feminist activist and journalist, Parvin Ardalan.
Registration can be done on Eventbrite.ie