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New grant scheme for Connemara and Aran Islands tourism businesses

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Fáilte Ireland has launched a new grant scheme for Connemara and the Aran Islands.
New Horizons on the Wild Atlantic Way will provide grants up to 200 thousand euro for new and existing visitor attractions.
Workshops will take place tomorrow on Inis Mor and in Spiddal (21/4).
Fáilte Ireland says the New Horizons scheme aims to to develop and improve visitor experiences along the Connemara Coast and on the Aran Islands.
The tourism body is now accepting applications from tourism businesses, and will hold workshops on Monday for those who wish to apply.
The first workshop takes place at Ostan Oileain Arainn, Inis Mor at 2pm on Monday, and another will be held at An Cruiscin Lan Hotel in Spiddal at 7pm.

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Draft Tuam Local Area Plan now on public display

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – The draft Local Area Plan for Tuam is now on public display, with documents also available on the county council website.

The 2023-2029 plan can be inspected, and submissions can be made by members of the public until 4PM on March 23rd.

A number of other plans for the area are also on display, including a Local Transport Plan and a Strategic Flood Risk Assessment.

They are available to view at the Planning Counter at County Hall, Tuam Library and Tuam Civic Offices.

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University of Galway event to give students insight into career in healthcare

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – An event will be held at University of Galway in April to give students an insight into a career in healthcare.

The interactive programme for transition year students will take place on Saturday April 1st, and again on Saturday, April 22nd.

They’ll see advanced simulations of real-life medical procedures and scenarios.

Registration is now open and the deadline is Friday, February 24th.

Professor of Simulation, Dr. Dara Byrne, explains what students can expect to see.

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Taoiseach says he “doesn’t accept” Galway Ring Road bad for environment

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – The Taoiseach has said he does not accept the view that the Galway Ring Road would be bad for the environment.

Leo Varadkar was responding to questions posed by Galway West Deputy Noel Grealish in the Dáil.

It’s as An Bord Pleanala is to reconsider an application for the long-awaited project, after permission was quashed on environmental grounds.

The Taoiseach said while there are different views at cabinet, the Ring Road is part of the National Development Plan.

He gave an assurance that ultimately, if planning permission is granted, it will be funded.

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