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Major coastal tourism route through Galway unveiled

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Minister of State for Tourism, Michael Ring has unveiled the final route for the Wild Atlantic Way, which will run from Donegal to Cork, via Galway.

It’ll be Ireland’s first long-distance driving route, stretching from the Inishowen Peninsula in Donegal to Kinsale in Cork.

The 2 thousand 500 kilometre route was unveiled following a public consultation process.

It includes 156 strategically placed discover points for tourists, many of which are in Galway.

Tourism operators and communities along the Galway section of the route will liaise with Fáilte Ireland to promote various local attractions.

Speaking to Galway Bay fm News, Fiona Monaghan from Fáilte Ireland West, says the Wild Atlantic Way will boost Galway as a tourism destination.

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Local TD says €2.5m funding “vital lifeline” to local radio

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – A local TD says the announcement of 2.5 million euro in additional funding for the broadcasting sector is a “vital lifeline” for local radio.

The allocation has been made through the Sound and Vision Scheme, which provides grants for the creation of high-quality programmes.

Galway East Fine Gael TD Ciaran Cannon says local radio provides a very important public service and deserves greater support.

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TFI Local Link to launch new service between Ballinasloe and Castlerea

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – TFI Local Link Galway will launch a new service between Ballinasloe and Castlerea on Monday.

Route 546 will operate three times a day in each direction.

It’ll cover Castlerea, Williamstown, Glenamaddy, Kilkerrin, Moylough, Mountbellew, Caltra, Ahascragh and Ballinasloe.

The new service will also provide commuters with a new peak-time service that interchanges with direct services to Galway from Ballinasloe.

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Galway company raises over €15m to develop revolutionary heart impant

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – A Galway-based company has raised over 15 million euro in funding to develop a revolutionary heart impant.

AuriGen Medical has launched a crowdfunding campaign, with the funds going toward facilitating clinical trials.

The start-up company is based in ATU Galway and was founded by John Thomspson and Dr Tony O’Halloran.

Dr Thompson explains how funding and investment has progressed their development of the heart implant which aims to treat stroke and arrhythmia risk:

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