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One of Galway’s first All-Ireland Hurling Championship Medals sells at auction for 5,500 euro

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Galway’s first All-Ireland Hurling Championship Medal has been sold for 5-thousand-500 euro.
The heavy 9-carat gold medal, which was auctioned off in Dublin today by Fonsie Mealy’s Auctioneers, was won under the Captaincy of Mick Kenny after Galway beat Limerick in 1923.
The rare commodity has a Celtic Cross design with a pierced centre.
The words “Cumann na gCleas Luth Gael” are inscribed around the edges of the medal with “Éire” and a harp design inscribed across the centre.
On the reverse of the medal are the words “Craobh Iomana Sinsir na hEireann, Gaillimh 1923″.
The hammer went down today after twice the estimate price was offered.
FYI Galway understands the buyer has a connection to the Galway area but the auctioneers were unable to disclose any information.

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Report reveals Kinvara most expensive area for property in Connacht

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – It’s been revealed that Kinvara has the most expensive property market in Connacht and Ulster.

The latest Daft.ie Wealth Report shows the average asking price for property in the South Galway village is €317 thousand.

It’s followed by Galway City, with an average figure of €297 thousand.

Meanwhile, Oughterard is the second most expensive town in Connacht/Ulster – with the average property commanding a price of €244 thousand.

To hear more, tune into Galway Bay fm news at 1…

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Galway islanders urged to apply for thatch roof grants

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Galway islanders are being urged to apply for grants which support the renovation of thatched roofs.

Minister of State and Galway East TD Ciaran Cannon is encouraging islanders in particular to avail of the grant, which only applies to owner occupied houses.

A grant of two thirds of the approved cost, up to a maximum of €3,800, is available for mainland applications.

While a higher level of assistance of up to €5,700 is available for houses on specified offshore islands.

Householders with a medical card may be eligible for higher grants in both cases – with up to 80 percent of the overall cost available.

Minister Cannon says thatch roofs are an integral part of the tapestry of the Irish countryside.

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Funding announced for flood works in Moylough and Woodlawn

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Galway County Council has allocated nearly 50 thousand euro for flood works in Moylough and Woodlawn.

The works come after residents in both areas have experienced flooding due to run-off water during heavy rain.

The works will include replacing an underground pipe at Carrowmore Woodland at a cost of 36 thousand euro, and drainage works at the back of the national school in Moylough at a cost of over 13 thousand

The funding has been announced by Roscommon Galway TD Denis Naughton following collaboration with Ballinasloe area Councillor Tim Broderick.

Deputy Naughton says the works will provide comfort to residents in the affected areas.

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