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Restored century old sailing boat returns to Connemara seas

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – A restored sailing boat, which has been on the seas of Connemara over the past century, was launched in Carna yesterday evening.
The púcán type sailing boat is named the Naomh Sineach by its new owner, Ciarán Mac Donncha from Carna.
He purchased the boat from the Joyce family of Inis Bearrachain island in south Connemara and did the restoration work himself.
The Naomh Sineach has a storied past in Connemara and it was owned for decades by the Joyce’s family who were famed seafarers and champion oarsmen.
Members of the family traveled from the United States for last evening’s occasion in Carna including Kathleen Joyce-Page and Johnny Joyce.
Johnny, who has lived in Boston for the past 60 years, spoke to our reporter Mairtin O Cathain.
He recalled his own family’s association with the boat:

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HSE to meet with local representatives on future of Clifden District Hospital

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Galway Bay FM Newsroom – HSE management are to meet with local representatives on Monday where the future of Clifden District Hospital will be discussed.

Families were contacted by the HSE yesterday, informing them that respite services will not be available from next week.

Instead, they’re being told they will have to avail of services at Merlin Park Hospital in Galway City.

It’s understood the issue relates to lack of staff – Galway Bay FM News has contacted the HSE for clarification but as of this morning has not received a response.

Councillor Eileen Mannion also confirmed that a public meeting on the future of the hospital will take place tomorrow afternoon.

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Green Light given for expansion of Coen Steel in Oranmore

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Galway Bay FM Newsroom – County planners have given the green light for an expansion of Coen Steel in Oranmore.

The plan will see the construction of an 889Sqm extension to the existing light industrial unit at Deerpark industrial estate.

The Coen group has been trading for over 100 years, and has its manufacturing facility in Oranmore as well as landing and holding facilities in Belfast Limerick and Louth.

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Decision to move services from Clifden District Hospital astonishing says Galway Deputy

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Galway Bay FM Newsroom – The decision by the HSE to move services from Clifden District Hospital has been met with astonishment by Galway Sinn Fein Deputy Mairéad Farrell.

Families were contacted by the HSE yesterday, informing them that respite services will not be available from next week.

Instead, they’re being told they will have to avail of services at Merlin Park Hospital in Galway City.

Speaking to Galway Bay FM News in the last half an hour, Deputy Farrell said that these services are needed in the community and that this development is really concering

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