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May 12, 2011



Date Published: 11-May-2011


Fatal fire

Mr. C.J. Cottingham, Coronoer, Oughterard, held an inquest on the remains of a child who died in the workhouse on Tuesday as a result of the burns sustained at her parents’ residence in Renmore, during their absence. From the evidence, it appears that the mother left the house for a short time on business, and during her absence another child, aged 6, threw a lighted twine at his little sister, igniting her clothing, with the sad result she received the injuries to which she succumbed.

Farm cleared

On Monday week, a grass farm near the congested village of Laraghmore was the scene of considerable excitement, when Mrs. Broderick and her son came, with a large force of police, to clear off the stock of a number of small tenants who held some grazing on the farm.

The poor tenants in Laraghmore village are in a pitiable condition, although there is an abundance of grassland all round them. Three of the tenants whose stock was cleared off hold only seven acres of poor land between them. This case comes before the meeting to be held at Kilskeagh on Sunday, the 14th inst., when the tenants from Laraghmore will be in attendance.

Homes burned

At Tuam Petty Sessions, a couple from Tierboy-road, Tuam, were charged with the burning of two dwelling houses at Cloonthooa, the property of Mr. P.E. Carroll, Tuam. Mr. O’Rorke, D.I., Tuam, prosecuted.


New reservoir

At a meeting of Galway Urban Council, a report was submitted by Prof. F.S. Rishworth of the Engineering Department, U.C.G. on requirements for water supply to Galway. It requires a new reservoir to serve the needs of the western portion of the town, west of Eglinton Canal, situation on Clifton Hill, about the same size as the existing reservoir, i.e., about 500,000 gallons, the same level, and practically the same distance from the pumping station by a main siphoned under the River Corrib at Terryland.

A new reservoir is essential for the growing needs of the town, and particularly for Taylor’s Hill district and the proposed housing development at Shantalla.

Infectious diseases

During the month of March, fifteen cases of infectious diseases were reported by Dr. B. O’Beirne, county medical officer of health, as having occurred in Co. Galway. Five of these cases were diphtheria. Two occurred in Loughrea, one in Galway urban area, one in the Galway rural area and one in Tuam. There were five cases of scarlet fever: Ballinasloe rural, Galway urban, Galway rural, Glenamaddy and Mountbellew. There was an outbreak of a mild form of influenza in the Oughterard dispensary district.

Publican ‘treats’ customers

At Galway District Court on Thursday last, before Sean Mac Giollarnatith, D.J., Mrs. Glynn, Oranmore, was charged with a breach of the licensing laws. Mr. H. Macdermot, solr., defended.

Guard Allen, Oranmore, said that on Sunday he went to the house of the defendant and found two men in the bar. He also found other men on the premises. There was no evidence of the sale of drink, but the publican admitted that she had treated two men. The Justice said that the case was suspicious, but as there was no evidence of the sale of drink, he would have to dismiss it.

Bus service

A deputation from Galway put an impressive case before Mr. Sean Lemass, Minister for Industry and Commerce, against the proposal of the Great Southern Railways Company to acquire the Galway Omnibus Service. The Minister now finds himself in a dilemma. He has conferred powers on the Railway Company to acquire road undertakings so that they may be able to secure a monopoly of transport services.

For more, read this week’s Connacht Tribune.

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Galway ‘Park and Ride’ could become permanent



Date Published: 07-May-2013

A park ‘n’ ride scheme from Carnmore into Galway city could become a permanent service if there is public demand.

That’s according to the Chief Executive of Galway Chamber of Commerce, Michael Coyle.

The pilot scheme will begin at 7.20 next Monday morning, May 13th.

Motorists will be able to park cars at the airport carpark in Carnmore and avail of a bus transfer to Forster Street in the city.

Buses will depart every 20 minutes at peak times and every 30 minutes at offpeak times throughout the day, at a cost of 2 euro per journey.

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Tuam awaits UK hay import as overnight rainfall adds to fodder crisis



Date Published: 09-May-2013

Tuam is now awaiting a third import of hay from the UK as overnight rainfall has increased pressure on farmers struggling to source fodder.

A total of ten loads are expected at Connacht Gold stores throughout the West with a load expected at the Airglooney outlet this evening or tomorrow.

Farmers throughout the county have been struggling to cope with the animal feed shortage and a below than normal grass growth due to unseasonal weather conditions.

Overnight rainfall in the Galway area has also added to the problem making ground conditions in many areas are quite poor.

Joe Waldron, Agricultual Advisor with Connacht Gold says farmers in short supply can contact the Airglooney outlet on 093 – 24101.

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Transport Minister urges end to Bus Eireann strike action



Date Published: 12-May-2013

The Transport Minister is urging drivers at Bus Éireann to engage in talks with management, in an effort to bring their strike action to an end.

There were no Bus Éireann services operating out of Galway today as a result of nationwide strike action by staff affiliated with the national bus and rail union.

Up to 20 Bus Éireann drivers are continuing to picket outside the bus depot at the docks in the city this evening.

Drivers from other unions have decided not to cross the picket line and go into work today – causing the disruption to be even worse.

Bus drivers are protesting against five million euro worth of cuts to their overtime and premium pay – cuts which Bus Eireann says are vital to ensure the future viability of the company.

The majority of services nationwide are disrupted, and the union say strike action will continue until management are willing to go back into negotiations.

However, it’s not expected to affect school services next week.

Galway bay fm news understands that around 70 percent, or over 100 Galway bus Eireann drivers are affiliated with the NBRU.


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