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Mayors of Galway outline highlights of 2013

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Galway bay fm newsroom – The Mayors of Galway city and county have outlined their highlights of 2013.

Mayor of County Galway Liam Carroll says Inis Oírr’s victory at the international Livcom awards was a huge tourism boost for the Island and the west of Ireland.

A delegation attended a ceremony in China earlier this month where they won the overall award for healthy lifestyles and the gold award for best community in the world with up to 20 thousand people.

Mayor Padraig Conneely says his highlight was the signing of a friendship agreement between Menlo Park in California and Menlo in the city.

Menlo Park in California celebrated its 150th anniversary when two emigrants from Menlo in Galway, Denis Oliver and Daniel McGlynn settled over there.

Pardaig Conneely says the pair will be recognised for their efforts for years to come

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Galway vaccination centre temporarily moving to Merlin Park

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – The Galway Vaccination Centre is temporarily relocating from Galway Racecourse, Ballybrit – to Unit 3, Podiatry, Merlin Park, Galway.

It’ll be moved from this Sunday 10th July until Monday 1st August.

Podiatry services in Merlin Park will not be affected during this period.

The centre will not be taking any walk-in appointments due to limited space.

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Galway Port increases capacity with the arrival of Ireland’s largest wind turbines

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Galway Port is increasing its capacity to make way for the arrival of Ireland’s largest wind turbines.

Arderroo Wind Farm in Connemara is expecting 22 more turbines in total, with one shipment having arrived just this morning. (06/07)

It’s the sixteenth wind turbine project the port has worked on, which is increasing its profile as an energy hub.

CEO, Conor O’Dowd, says it’s a very important project for them:

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Local TD demands support for farmers with cost of shearing sheep

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Galway East TD Sean Canney says the Government must put a scheme in place to support farmers in the shearing of sheep.

It follows the recent publication of a long-awaited Wool Feasibility Study, which recommends a range of measures to develop and market Irish wool.

Deputy Canney says while it’s all hugely positive news, farmers do need some help in the meantime – such as a €5 shearing grant per sheep.

Speaking to Galway Talks, he says there is huge potential for wool in our economy.

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