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Galway International Arts Festival unveils in person and digital programme for 2021

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Galway International Arts Festival has unveiled its programme of live in-person and online arts experiences for 2021.

The event has moved from its traditional slot in July to the later timeline from August 28th to September 18th.

This year’s line-up will includes world premieres and new collaborations, alongside an enhanced digital programme.

Tickets go on sale online this Friday at 10am at giaf.ie

The line-up includes 10 premieres and commissions, including a new play from Enda Walsh, Medicine and a new production of Happy Days performed in the Irish language in Inis Oírr.

The second part of John Gerrard’s Mirror Pavilion, Leaf Work will open the 2021 festival when it premieres in Derrigimlagh Bog Connemara on August 28th.

GIAF will also partner with Other Voices for a special live-streamed festival concert from St Nicholas’ Church, as part of the Courage series which will feature NewDad, Anna Mullarkey, Tolü Makay, Susan O’Neill and Mick Flannery.

The First Thought programme will also feature this year with discussions focusing on everything from cyber-hacking to the impact of remote working on rural Ireland to vaccine development.

John Crumlish, Chief Executive of GIAF told Keith Finnegan on Galway Talks the festival is indoors and outdoors, city and county, in person and online.

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1,345 cases of Covid-19 confirmed nationally

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Galway Bay FM Newsroom – The Department of Health has confirmed 1,345 new cases of Covid-19 here.

It’s a reduction of 41 on yesterday’s figures which were the highest in six months.

There are currently 105 people in hospital with the virus, a reduction of one person.

Of those, 21 are in intensive care units, also a decrease of one person compared to yesterday.

The five-day moving average in Ireland has risen to 1,282, compared to 983 this day last week.

The 14-day incidence rate per 100,000 of the population now stands at 310, while the seven-day moving average is 1,237.

The HSE continue to be affected by the recent cyber attack and the daily case figure may change due to future data review, validation and update.

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LISTEN: Major road enhancement scheme near Abbeyknockmoy expected to begin by late 2023

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A major road enhancement scheme near Abbeyknockmoy is expected to begin by late 2023.

Galway County Council has confirmed that significant progress is being made on the N63 Liss to Abbey road realignment scheme.

The proposed scheme involves widening and realigning the 1.2km Type 2 single carriageway with a half a metre hard strip on either side and installing a new bridge over the River Abbert.

The County Council says it expects to make an application to An Bord Pleanála for scheme approval by the third quarter of this year.

It’s anticipated that an oral hearing will take place by the start of next year and if approved, it’s hoped that works with begin by the start of 2024.

Local Councillor Pete Roche says it’s great to see this level of progress for the long awaited €18 million project:

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Water restored to Carna and Roundstone following power outage

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Galway Bay FM Newsroom – Irish Water and Galway County Council have confirmed that water supply has been restored to impacted customers in Carna and Roundstone and the surrounding areas following a power outage at the Cill Chiaran Water Treatment Plant.

Dedicated water service crews were mobilised and repairs were undertaken yesterday evening and this morning and it is recommended that customers allow 2 to 3 hours after the estimated restoration time for the water supply to fully return.

In a statement, Irish Water and Galway County Council said that they understood the inconvenience caused when disruptions occur and they thanked customers for their patience while supply was restored to impacted customers.

The Irish Water Customer Care helpline is open 24/7 on 1800 278 278 and customers can also contact them on Twitter @IWCare with any queries. For updates please see the Water Supply Updates section of their website.

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