Galway Bay fm newsroom – The President of NUIGalway has added his voice to the tributes pouring in for the late Nelson Mandela, who passed away last night.
Former President of South Africa, Nelson Mandela received a honorary degree from NUIG in 2003.
College President, Dr. Jim Browne says the day of Mandela’s conferring at the Newcastle campus is “amongst the most memorable occasions in the history of” the university.
He adds that NUIG is proud to count Nelson Mandela as alumni and is proud to forever be associated with the Nobel Laureate.
During the conferring at NUIG ten years ago, Mr. Mandela said he was proud to be honoured by the college.
Plan for outdoor seating at Spar unit outside Newcastle student residence
Permission is being sought to provide outdoor seating at the Spar shop adjacent to the student residence in Dangan.
The proposal led by Tom Meehan & Sons Ltd sets out to provide bistro-style tables and chairs for the use of customers of the Spar retail unit.
These would be located outside the main reception entrance at the ground floor of Block A of the permitted student residence in Newcastle.
City planners are due to issue a decision in July.
New Mayor of Galway Collette Connolly aims to make Galway a more inclusive city for all citizens
Galway Bay fm newsroom – The new Mayor of Galway Collette Connolly is aiming to make Galway a more inclusive city for all citizens
The Independent councillor from City Central was elected in the last half hour through an established voting pact
Her district colleague and fellow Independent Mike Cubbard handed over his chains at the AGM of Galway City Council held in Leisureland
Junior Heritage Minister to visit Connemara National Park
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Junior Heritage Minister Malcolm Noonan will visit Connemara National Park tomorrow for a number of engagements.
Minister Noonan will visit the National Park Visitor Centre in Letterfrack at 11.30 tomorrow morning
He will meet the staff and then launch the Cladoir Sheep Conservation Project.
Cladoir, or ‘shore dweller’ sheep, were believed extinct in 1995, but the NPWS has worked with local farmers and Teagasc to regenerate the breed.
They have assembled 56 of the remaining Cladoir. The Minister will also view Tamworth Pigs and Irish Moiled cattle.
Connemara National Park receives over 200,000 visitors a year, and the Minister will also view proposed capital infrastructure projects, visit Newfoundland Wood, and view archaeological sites of importance.
Sean Cadden and Tom King, joint chairpersons of the Cladoir Sheep Preservation Committee, and Chief Archaeologist with the National Monuments Service Michael MacDonagh will accompany Minister Noonan