Macra na Feirme to hold open meeting in Loughrea
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Macra na Feirme is to hold an open meeting in Loughrea this Friday.
The meeting will welcome existing and potential new members to the social club, which is aimed at those aged between 17 and 35.
It supports the sustainable development of rural communities by supporting the social, economic and cultural, development of young people in rural areas.
The public meeting will take place at the Loughrea Family Resource Centre on Friday evening at 8.
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Incidents of hate crime increased in Galway last year
From Galway Bay fm newsroom- There has been a slight increase in reported incidents of hate crime in Galway.
Last year, 22 cases of hate crime and hate related incidents were reported in the county Garda Division – an increase on the 17 reported in 2021.
Half of last year’s incidents in Galway related to race.
Across the country there were 582 reported incidents of such crimes, an increase of almost a third compared to 2021.
Stephanie Rohan gives some examples of the incidents reported nationally last year:
Thousands of students expected to attend upcoming open days at Galway universities
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Thousands of students are expected to attend open days at University of Galway and Atlantic Technological University Galway this Saturday (25/03).
There are over 100 talks organised for the University of Galway’s open day from 9am to 3pm.
Student Recruitment Officer, Caroline Duggan says there will be a range of different talks:
Meanwhile, ATU Galway is welcoming prospective students to its Dublin Road, Wellpark Road cand Connemara campuses until 1PM.
ATU School Liaison Officer, Lorraine Cunningham describes some of what ATU has to offer as it approaches its first anniversary of becoming a university:
Public info events to be held on Galway-Athlone cycleway project
From Galway Bay fm newsroom- Four public information events will be held across the county next week on the Galway-Athlone cycleway project.
People are invited to view the preferred route for the 205km stretch, which is expected to run from Ballyloughane Beach to Athlone Castle in Westmeath.
It will pass through lands adjacent to Oranmore, Renville, Clarinbridge, Kilcolgan, Kinvara, Gort, Woodford, Portumna, Meelick, Clonfert, Ballinasloe and Shannonbridge.
The info events will be hosted at the Oranmore Lodge Hotel on Tuesday March 28th, the Lady Gregory Hotel in Gort on March 29th, Portumna Community Hall on March 30th and at the Shearwater Hotel in Ballinasloe on March 31st.
Each session will take place from 3-8pm.
Senator Aisling Dolan says the cycleway will have many benefits for the local area: