New city cemetery to cost up to €2m
Galway Bay fm newsroom – It’s been revealed a new cemetery for Galway City could cost up to €2 million.
However, despite an urgent need for space, the City Council is encountering difficulties in securing suitable land.
Meanwhile, the local authority is set to undertake works to extend Rahoon Cemetery early next year.
For a considerable time, the City Council has been seeking lands to accommodate a new cemetery within the city boundaries.
At this week’s meeting of the local authority, City CEO Brendan McGrath admitted it has been a difficult process and there is now an urgent need to secure new land.
Testing is currently being carried out on three identified sites – while a number of potential sites have already been ruled out due to unsuitable ground conditions.
It’s estimated the total cost of a new cemetery would be between €1.5 and €2 million, including the cost of land acquisition.
Meanwhile, the City Council is preparing to proceed with an extension at Rahoon Cemetery – with works to get underway in the first quarter of next year.
Motorists urged to avoid N84 as road remains closed following collision involving HGV
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Motorists are being urged to avoid the N84 this evening as the road remains closed, following a road traffic collision.
A HGV over-turned on the road between Regan’s Clonboo and McGaugh’s Garden Centre at around lunchtime.
Another vehicle was involved in the incident, and it’s understood while some injuries were reported, they’re not life threatening.
The road has been closed since lunchtime due to the need for a crane to remove the truck from the road.
Meanwhile, there was disruption on the N59 Galway to Clifden Road earlier this afternoon due to another road collision.
The incident saw the road reduced to a single lane for a time, but it’s since fully reopened, with minor injuries reported.
Public invited to Front Line Defenders lecture at University of Galway
Galway Bay fm – Members of the public are invited to attend the touring Front Line Defenders lecture at the University of Galway tomorrow (Fri Mar 31st)
The annual lecture is hitting Queens University in Belfast and Trinity College Dublin, before coming to Galway
Front Line Defenders is an international human rights organisation founded in Dublin in 2001, with the specific aim of protecting human rights defenders at risk
The free, public lecture at University of Galway, at 2 tomorrow afternoon, will be hosted by Iranian feminist activist and journalist, Parvin Ardalan.
Registration can be done on Eventbrite.ie
Plans for luxury “habitable treehouse” overlooking Killary Fjord rejected
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Plans for a luxury “habitable treehouse” overlooking Killary Fjord in North Connemara have been rejected.
The commercial treehouse would have been located on the grounds of the estate of the Killary Adventure Company.
It was billed as a luxury escape from normal life for guests – and would have accommodated up to four people.
But the plans have now been rejected by county planners, largely on environmental grounds.
They weren’t satisfied that the treehouse wouldn’t impact on nearby SAC’s – the Twelve Bens, Garraun Complex, Maumturk Mountains and Mweelrea/Sheeffry/Erriff Complex.