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Investigation underway following plane crash near Athenry

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – An investigation is being carried out following a plane crash near Athenry yesterday.

A man and a woman – both aged in their 60s – were taken to University Hospital Galway following the light aircraft crash in a field near Killimordaly GAA club around 1.30pm.

It’s understood the pilot was attempting to make an emergency landing in the Cessna 172 following engine trouble when the crash happened.

One person was airlifted via Air Corps helicopter 112 to UHG while another was taken via ambulance.

Personel from the Air Accident Investigation Unit attended the scene and will carry out an investigation into the incident.

Local Fianna Fáil Councillor Albert Dolan says investigators need time to establish what exactly happened…

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City Hall opens book of condolence following death of John Hume

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Galway city council has opened a book of condolence following the death of John Hume.

The remains of the former Nobel peace prize winner will be removed from his home in Donegal to Saint Eugene’s cathedral in Derry this evening.

Mr. Hume passed away in the early hours of yesterday having suffered from Dementia for some time.

He was awarded the freedom of Galway city in 1999 in appreciation for his work in the promotion of peace and reconciliation in Northern Ireland.

A funeral mass will be held for the 83 year old tomorrow in accordance with public health guidance.

A book of condolence will be opened at City Hall this morning and will remain open until Friday afternoon.

Galway West TD Eamon O’Cuiv told Keith Finnegan on Galway talks John Hume did a lot for the country – often against the odds….

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Power restored to 2700 households following issues with Claregalway transformer

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Power has been restored to 2700 houses in the East Galway area.

2,700 households experienced the outage this morning in areas including Turloughmore, parts of Claregalway, Ballyglunin, Abbeyknockmoy and Tuam.

It was due to issues with the transformer based in Claregalway.

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Galway International Arts Festival launches revised Autumn programme

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – The Galway International Arts Festival has launched its revised Autumn programme.

The programme which takes place across September and October will consist of a mix of live arts and digital components.

The Festival opens on Thursday September 3rd with John Gerrard’s much anticipated outdoor mirror and LED lighting installation “Mirror Pavillion.”

“Mirror Pavillion,” is being produced in partnership with Galway 2020, and will be hosted at the Claddagh Quay before moving to Connemara’s Derrigimlagh Bog in October.

Meanwhile, Domhnall Gleeson will return to the Galway stage in a special preview performance of Enda Walsh’s new play “Medicine.”

Tickets for the festival go on sale on the GIAF website on Monday August 10th.

Festival Arts Director Paul Fahy says the programme is designed to be accessible to as many people as possible…

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