Galway Bay fm newsroom – The Gaeltacht area of southwest Connemara has the highest proportion of people in the county who did not receive an education beyond primary school.
A report compiled by the agency Pobal, in conjunction with consultants, shows that the 40 percent of adults in that area did not receive a secondary school or college education.
The Pobal study finds that Garumna DED in the Lettermore/Lettermullen area has the highest percentage of adults in County Galway who did not go beyond primary school – 45.3%.
The Rosmuc area has a percentage of 44% that did not go beyond primary education and parts Carna and Cill Chiaráin are at 42%.
The only other district in the county that topped the 40% mark was Cloonkeen District Electoral Division in south Galway.
21 million euro paid to nine and a half thousand Galway farmers
Galway Bay FM Newsroom – Just over nine and a half thousand Galway farmers are this week receiving 21 million euro in grant aid
The allocation is being made under the Areas of Natural Constraint (ANC) scheme.
Galway based Senator Sean Kyne says this payment which represents 85% of the total payment due is an important boost to Galway farmers with contractor and other bills falling due
Senator Kyne says a number of payments are still being processed and will be paid later in the year subject to information being submitted or stocking rates achieved.
The Department of Agriculture has also confirmed that arrangements are being finalised to pay out 70% of the basic payment scheme on October 18th.
New book exploring the history of the Galway to Clifden Railway to be launched today.
Galway Bay FM Newsroom – A new book exploring the history of the Galway to Clifden Railway will be launched in Connemara later today.
‘Rails Through Connemara’ is authored by historian Jonathan Beaumont, who has previously written books on the Westport to Achill Railway, as well as about life on Achillbeg
The new book will be launched at the old railway station at Maam Cross at 3 this afternoon.
Irish Water and Galway City Council crews successfully repair major burst watermain in Galway City
Galway Bay FM Newsroom – Irish Water and Galway City Council crews have successfully completed repairs to a burst watermain at the NUI Galway Campus.
The repairs were very complex due to the location of the burst on the NUIG Campus and the presence of many services over the watermain which had to be carefully excavated.
The repairs were completed at 6.30 this morning.
The watermain supplies the Clifton Hill and Tonabrucky reservoirs and affected customers in the west of the city including Knocknacarra, Barna, Moycullen and surrounding areas.
These area supplied from the Tonabruckey Reservoir may experience low pressure during the day and into the evening as reservoir levels recover.
In a statement released this morning, Irish Water said they understood the inconvenience when a burst occurs and thanked customers for their patience while work was ongoing to repair the burst and as normal supply is returned to impacted customers.
The Irish Water customer care helpline is open 24/7 on 1800 278 278 and customers can also contact them on Twitter @IWCare with any queries.
For updates you are asked to see the water supply and services section of their website.