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Record breaking prize money of 2 million euro at 2017 Galway Races

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – The prize money at this year’s Galway Races will be a record breaking two million euro.
With less than eight weeks left to go until the world famous festival, the Race Committee has revealed that the feature race each day will offer a minimum prize fund of 100 thousand euro.
Monday’s Connacht Hotel Handicap race will see 100 thousand euro in prize money up for grabs, with 120 thousand euro on offer for Tuesday’s Colm Quinn BMW Mile Handicap.
The hotly contested tote Galway Plate on Wednesday is now worth a quarter of million euro.
Guiness will once again sponsor the Thursday and Friday features, worth 300 thousand euro and 100 thousand euro respectively.
The weekend action will centered on the Galway Shopping Centre handicap on Saturday and the Irish Stallion Farms EBF ‘Ahonoora’ Handicap on Sunday.
The 2017 Galway Races take place at Ballybrit from the 31st of July until the 6th of August.

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Groups and individuals across Galway, Mayo and Roscommon take part in the Galway Simon Sleep Out

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Groups and individuals across Galway, Mayo and Roscommon have been taking part in the Galway Simon Sleep Out to raise awareness and vital funds for Galway Simons homelessness prevention services.

In 2021 A staggering 1,511 people, which included 563 children were supported by Galway Simon’s Services and the organisation is are themselves for the winter ahead and an even greater demand for their services.

In Galway there were organised Sleep Outs on Shop Street, Salthill, Oranmore, Loughrea and at galway United’s home ground of Eamon Deacy Park while many others took part by sleeping out in their own gardens with friends and family.

Ronan Lardner was with the Sleepout in shop Street and he spoke to Galway Simon CEO Karen Golden as the Sleepout was about to begin.

Ronan Lardner then spoke to Karen once the Sleep Out had finished and she started by saying that it was an incredible night.

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Macnas to welcome special visitor over Halloween

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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,

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First block laid in expansion at Western Alzheimers Respite Centre

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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.

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