My Name is Bridget pieces together the story of Bridget Dolan, who in 1946 at the age of twenty-six, entered The Tuam Mother and Baby Home, alone and eight months pregnant.The book was released today and will be launched in Dublin by Christina Noble on Tuesday night.
Bridget gave birth to a boy, John, who died at the home less than two years later. Tragically Bridget found herself back in the home in 1949, again alone and pregnant. Her second child was once again delivered into the care of the nuns and was taken from her, never to be seen or heard from again.
In 2012, eleven years after Bridget’s death, Anna Corrigan, Bridget’s daughter, discovered that she was not an only child as she had always believed, but had had two brothers. In the book, with Alison O’Reilly, Anna pieces together her mother’s story.
Údarás na Gaeltachta approves over 60 new jobs in Connemara
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Údarás na Gaeltachta has approved over 60 new jobs in Connemara.
At its board meeting last evening, investment was approved in a wide range of projects in Gaeltacht regions nationwide.
Among the projects approved was a a development at Aran Biomedical in An Spidéal, whill will create 45 new jobs.
Investment was also approved for Tully-based media company Fíbín Teo, which will create 15 new jobs by 2025.
The meeting was attended by the newly appointed CEO of Údarás, Tomás O’ Síocháin.
Anger over delivery of just 85 affordable homes in Galway over lifetime of Government
Galway Bay fm newsroom – A local Fianna Fail Senator is expressing anger over the delivery of just 85 affordable homes in Galway over the lifetime of the current Government.
Senator Ollie Crowe said it’s a completely unacceptable figure that lags far behind other urban areas like Cork or Limerick.
But Minister Malcolm Noonan said the responsibility lies with Galway City and County Councils – and suggested they need a more ambitious agenda.
Senator Crowe said whoever is to blame, it’s an unacceptable situation and some sort of action is needed.
City to host public consultation on new hydrogen hub at Galway Harbour
Galway Bay fm newsroom – A public consultation meeting will take place in the city next week on a planned major hydrogen hub at Galway Harbour. (14/12)
The major zero-emissions transport facility will research, produce and use renewable hydrogen gas.
The fuel will initially be distributed for use by buses and trucks, and then extended to maritme and aviation.
The public consultation will provide an overview of the project and the proposed route options for electric cables.
It takes place the Harbour Hotel on Wednesday December 14th, from 3 to 8pm.