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Protected monument in Gort to get a facelift

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Galway Bay fm newsroom- A protected monument in Gort is set to be renovated.

The county council has granted planning permission for Burren Lowlands CLG for removation works at the Christ the King monument at Market Square

The works include the renovation of the raised limestone plinth around the monument pedestal.

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Status yellow rain warning to come into effect in Galway at midnight

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A status yellow rain warning is to come into effect in Galway at midnight

The warning will take effect for 12 counties at midnight tonight.

It will affect all of Munster and Connacht, along with Co Donegal.

Up to 50 millimetres of rain is likely to fall in some parts in the space of 48 hours.

An orange wind warning has also been issued for seven counties along the west coast from Saturday morning.

In Galway, it begins at 6 on Saturday morning, and ends at 3 on Sunday morning.

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Weather warning forces cancellation of major Athenry climate change event at the weekend

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Galway Bay fm newsroom:

A major climate change initiative that would have seen 10 thousand trees planted in Athenry this weekend has been cancelled due to the weather warning.

The Trees for Harmony project was due to take place on Saturday with hundreds of volunteers expected to take part.

The project is being coordinated by members of Athenry Music School, Esker Children’s Music Group, the Children’s Tree Campaign and the local Tidy Towns committee.

250 adults and children have signed up for the tree-planting initiative so far.

The event will now take place on Sunday the 1st of May and people are still being urged to volunteer.

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National Gambling addiction service launched in Galway

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Galway Bay fm newsroom:

A national gambling addiction service has been launched in Galway this week.

Helplink Mental Health has joined forces with the Gambling Awareness Trust to provide a national gambling counseling service.

The free of charge service, is available seven days a week and out-of-hours, to people over 16 years of age.

Helplink aims to tackle problem gambling through counseling, information provision and education.

Statistics show that up to 35 percent of the gambling industry’s revenue comes from those who have gambling issues.

Meanwhile, Paddy Power reports that 77 percent of its profits comes from the online side of the industry.

CEO of Helplink Lochlann Scott says the service provides support to problem gamblers and their families.

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