Galway Bay fm newsroom – Plans are progressing rapidly for a new playground in Corrandulla.
Annaghdown Parish Council has advertised the tender contract for the playground, including equipment and landscaping.
The deadline for submissions of interest in the work is February 20th at 5p.m.
Fundraising efforts are underway and a ‘Blind Date’ night will take place at the Clayton Hotel, Ballybrit on February 16th.
The plans for the playground will be launched at a special event in Hennelly’s Bar in Corrandulla at 9 tonight.
Chairperson of the playground committee, Councillor James Charity says they hope to have a new playground in Corrandulla by summer.
Macnas to welcome special visitor over Halloween
Galway Bay fm newsroom- Galway is set to welcome a unique visitor over the Halloween weekend.
Macnas have announced that they are expecting the giant CON MÓR to emerge from the River Corrib.
Giant expert Marjorie Morrigan identified CON MÓR, a member of the Irish legends, Tuatha Dé Danann, as originating from an Island of Giants off the coast of Connaught.
CON MÓR was known to love all things nature, especially birds. Spectators are encouraged to bring feathers for CON MÓR when going to see him.
Noeline Kavanagh, Artistic Director of Macnas, tells us what we can expect from the giant,
First block laid in expansion at Western Alzheimers Respite Centre
Galway Bay fm newsroom- The first block has been laid today on a major multi-million euro expansion at the Western Alzheimers Centre in Ballindine.
The new complex will increase the number of beds from 12 to 20, and provide improve communal resident and visitor areas.
David Nevin has more.
HSE considering new entrances to Merlin Park Hospital
Galway Bay fm newsroom- The HSE has expressed interest in creating new entrances to Merlin Park Hospital.
The matter was raised at a meeting of the Health Forum West by Councillor Declan McDonnell, who queried if it was under active consideration.
The HSE executive confirmed it was something they are mindful of, noting a particular need for a lighted junction as the hospital gets busier.
Councillor McDonnell feels it’s something that’s needed sooner rather than later.