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Jobs fears as owners to leave Connemara castle hotel

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One of Connemara’s best known hotels is likely to go on the market soon.

The staff were told this week that Minerva and Raymond Mason from Florida intend to withdraw from the Ballinahinch Castle Hotel.

The Mason’s have owned the property for almost 35 years.

Now staff have been told that the Masons – who are in their eighties – want to part with Ballinahinch.

There are 56 jobs there and its not known what will transpire as part of this change.

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Archbishop Micheal Neary celebrates golden jubilee of his ordination

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Galway Bay FM Newsroom – The weekend is a special one in the Tuam Diocese as it is almost fifty years to the day since Archbishop of Tuam Michael Neary was ordained to the Priesthood.

Born in Castlebar, County Mayo, Archbishop Neary received his early education at St. Patrick’s Boys National School, Castlebar, and St Jarlath’s College in Tuam.

Following his studies at St Patrick’s College Maynooth, He was ordained to the priesthood on 15 June 1971.

On 20 May 1992, he was appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Tuam and Titular Bishop of Quaestoriana by Pope John Paul II.

Following the resignation of Archbishop Joseph Cassidy, he was named Archbishop of Tuam on 17th January 1995.

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Farming group says over 7,000 Galway farmers will benefit from CAP redistribution proposals

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Galway Bay FM Newsroom – Over 7,000 Galway farmers will benefit from the proposed redistribution of the CAP scheme.

That’s according to the Irish Natura & Hill Farmers Association which is contesting the narrative that the current CAP proposals will undermine the income of Irish farmers.

The group argues over 72,000 farmers, including 7,413 Galway farmers, will benefit from a full flattening of payments.

This represents 60% of all farmers nationwide and 63% of farmers in county Galway.

The INHFA says the flattening would see all farmers paid a national average of €265 per hectare by 2026 – while in Galway annual payments would increase to €6.5 million.

Spokesperson for the INHFA Brendan Joyce says the current proposals will deliver for the vast majority of Irish and Galway farmers.

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Slight traffic delays expected as roadworks to take place on the LP8733 and the R355

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Galway Bay FM Newsroom – Motorists travelling on the LP8733 Moyowen and the R355 Magheranearla are advised to expect delays tomorrow due to road works in both areas.

Colas Contracting Ltd acting on behalf of Galway County Council and Lagan Asphalt Ltd wishes to advise road users that Road Surfacing Works will commence on Monday the 21st of June for a duration of 1 day starting at 7.45am until 6.30pm tomorrow evening and as a consequence, users of these roads are requested to expect delays and as such should allow additional time for their journeys.

Galway County Council would like to take this opportunity to apologise for any inconvenience caused by these works

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