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More than 10 thousand people expected to attend Galway Novena from tomorrow

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – More than 10,000 people are expected to attend this years Galway Novena, which gets underway in the city tomorrow.

Now in it’s 38th year, this year’s event will focus on the theme of the ‘Joy of Love and Family Life Today’.

Ten thousand attendees, several hundred volunteers, 62 hymns and a redemptorist team of 12.

Just some of the numbers that’ll make up this years Galway Solemn Novena, which will get underway at Galway Cathedral tomorrow morning.

The overall theme for this year’s event – which runs from tomorrow until Tuesday the 26th – is family life in the modern day.

Weekday mass times are at 7.30am, 11am, 1.10pm, 3.30pm, 7.30pm and 9pm.

While on Sunday, mass will be said at 9am, 10.30am, 12.30pm, 4.30pm, 6.30pm and 8pm.

Children will be blessed after all sessions on Sunday the 24th, while mass and anointing of the sick will take place on Saturday the 23rd at 11am.

Special candlelight mediation sessions will also take place at 10pm on Wednesday the 20th, and Monday the 25th.

Further details on this year’s Galway Solemn Novena can be found at galwaycathedral.ie.

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8,039 new cases of COVID-19

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From the Galway Bay FM newsroom:

A further 8,039 COVID-19 cases have been confirmed by the Department of Health.

3,692 are PCR while a further 4,347 positive antigen tests have been registered through the HSE portal.

885 people are in hospital with the virus – 76 of them are in ICU.

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Women in Galway city encouraged to highlight areas along their daily walk where they don’t feel safe

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From Galway Bay FM newsroom- Women across Galway city are being encouraged to highlight areas along their daily walk where they don’t feel safe, that can be improved by the local authority.

City Councillor Owen Hanley says he has been contacted by numerous people who have flagged areas across the city which women in particular felt weren’t safe enough.

Issues highlighted include hedges that are too high, blind spots or lights which are not in operation.

Councillor Hanley says he is planning to bring such issues to the attention of Galway City Council,who can do more to ensure walkers feel safe.

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Over €23m for active travel projects across Galway

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From Galway Bay FM newsroom- More than €23m in funding is on the way to connect communities across Galway and make walking and cycling a safe transport alternative

The Government’s Active Travel Investment Programme will fund 64 projects across Galway city and county.

This will include cycling and footpath infrastructure, pedestrian crossings, public transport measures, investment in the Safe to Schools programme and the development of local greenways.

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