Galway Bay fm newsroom – Prominent Connemara native US Senator Margaret Cravenwill speak at an event in the Carna Nursing and Retirement Home this Friday.
The Carna native will be the keynote speaker at a function to mark the 10th year of Carna Nursing Home
Senator Craven is the chairperson of the Health and Human Services committee in the State Parliament in Maine
When Nursing Home care was needed in the past people from the Carna and west Connemara area had to go a considerable way from home – hard on the person leaving and on the family. An effort began twenty years ago to develop senior citizen services – the Nursing and Retirement Home was opened ten years ago. There are between 40 and 50 residing there with forty jobs created.
Senator Margaret Craven will speak about Life Thorough the Decades at a celebratory event there this Friday. A native of the area Senator Craven in the only Irish born State Representative in America…and she has a special interest in human services.
She has been to Dáil Éireann this week with a message from the Maine Parliament and she joins also with former pupils from her old school in Glinsk at a Gathering event.
Galway City Councillors Give Green Light To Trial Cycle-way in Salthill.
From the Galway Bay FM Newsroom: Galway City Councillors have voted to proceed with a trial cycle-way in Salthill.
4 local cycling groups had called on councillors to support their bid to bring a two-way cycle-way from Grattan Road to Knocknacarra Road running along the Prom.
17 out of the 18 city councillors supported the motion by Mayor Collette Connolly at this afternoon’s city council meeting.
The plan had raised concerns over the impact on local business with the feared loss of over 200 car parking spaces.
Campaign groups say the infrastructure should be trialed for six months to determine its viability.
City Councillors to vote on controversial plan for Salthill Prom cycle-way
From the Galway Bay FM Newsroom: Galway city councillors will vote this afternoon on controversial proposals to bring a temporary cycle-way to Salthill
Galway Cycling campaign, Galway Urban Greenway Alliance, Knocknacarra Bike Bus and East of the Corrib Bike Bus are calling on councillors to support their bid to bring a two-way cycle-way from Grattan Road to Knocknacarra Road running along the Prom.
The campaign groups say the infrastructure should be trialed for six months to determine its viability.
The plan has raised concerns over the impact on local business with the feared loss of over 200 car parking spaces.
City councillors are set to vote on the proposal at a meeting this afternoon.
Hopes new action plan could create hundreds of jobs in Galway Gaeltacht village
From the Galway Bay FM Newsroom: It’s hoped up to 300 new jobs could be brought to a Galway Gaeltacht village with the implementation of a new action plan.
The plan for An Cheathrú Rua as a place to live, work and visit was revealed earlier today by Comharchumann Mhic Dara in association with Údarás na Gaeltachta.
Areas to target in the plan include language and culture, tourism, enterprise, the arts as well as services and infrastructure and marketing.
As part of the plan a new study has found that more than 300 new sustainable jobs could be created if this plan is developed successfully over five years.
Seán Ó Domhnaill, Manager of Comharchumann Mhic Dara says the plan includes the input of local business people, members of the local community and various local and State organisations.