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Roads across the county severely flooded

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A number of roads across the county are impassable, as torrential rain and strong winds continue to batter Galway.

Homes in the Cois Carraig estate in Loughrea have also been flooded.

Meanwhile, the Status Orange wind warning – due to end at 6pm – has been extended to 3am tomorrow.

Winds speeds of up to 75km/h and gusts over 100km/h are set to continue through the night, while the Status Red rainfall warning continues.

Further accumulations of 60mm are expected in Galway.

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Eglinton Street in the city blocked this evening due to falled Christmas lights (Photo: Craig Flaherty)

In the past hour, gusts of slightly more than 100km/h were recorded at Mace Head.

The following is the latest situation on the roads around the county, as of 5.30pm.

Connemara

R336 Maam to Casla closed as impassable.

There’s flooding on the N59 Galway – Moycullen road at Bushypark/Gortacleva – the road is down to one lane as a result.

The N59 near Glenlo Abbey is flooded, and motorists are asked to reduce their speed when approaching the area.

High crosswinds on the Maam Cross road to the Maam Valley in Conamara, motorists are advised to avoid the area if possible.

The N59 near Roscahill is flooded.

Flooding in vicinity of playground in Maigh Cuillinn (Moycullen)

Significant surface water on the Inagh Valley road between Renvyle and Recess

The R336 Maam Cross to Casla road is impassable in sections. There’s also an overturned trailer on the road, so avoid the area if possible.

There’s a slight landslide on the R336 at Finney, near Maam – motorists are advised to avoid the area if possible.

The road at Oughterard Church is almost impassable.

Loughrea / Gort

Flooding at Kilnadeema Bridge, advisory markings in place.
N66 Gort to Loughrea road currently passable at Castledaly, but caution is required.
Roads around Gort are significantly flooded, drive with extreme care.
There’s a lot of surface water in Loughrea town and the surrounding area.
There’s severe flooding on the Abbey-Gort Road at Ballinakill

Ballinasloe:

The R357 closed due to flooding. Major flooding on all roads in Ballinasloe area
Severe flooding around Ahascragh and Caltra, some roads in the area are barely passable – proceed with extreme caution.
The R355 Portumna to Ballinasloe road at Ballycrissane is flooded, but remains passable
Roads in the Ballymacward and Lowville, Ahascragh area are also flooded

Athenry / Oranmore / Claregalway.

Flooding at Castle Ellen – currently passable but motorists are being advised to approach the area with extreme caution.
N17 flooding in Claregalway (Baile Chlair) temporary traffic lights in operation, motorists advised to remain on N17 due to severe flooding on local roads in the vicinity.
The R348 Athenry to Kilconnell Road is impassable in spots.

Tuam:

N63Galway/Roscommon at Abbeyknockmoy is severely flooded, water being pumped off the road.
The Anbally Road near Corofin is current impassable.
There’s also severe flooding in and around Barnaderg, avail of alternative routes if travel is essential.

Road users are reminded to avoid all unnecessary travel and obey signage and not to drive into floods unless they are certain that it is safe to do so.

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24/7 Garda surveillance on feuding Galway families

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From this week’s Galway City Tribune – Specialist Garda units have been maintaining round-the-clock surveillance over the past week in different parts of the city in an effort to keep the lid on a vicious ongoing feud between two families.

The feud, which resulted in a number of houses being firebombed and a gunshot being fired into a doorway earlier this month, is still simmering but Gardaí have put in place a ‘watch and follow’ strategy in relation to gang members.

Gardaí have also confirmed that they are pursuing a number of lines of inquiry into what they regard as the most serious of the incidents which occurred in the latest outbreak of the feud.

That involved a shooting incident on the Wednesday night of June 15, when a gunman fired a shot into the door of a house in the Bohermore area at around 10.30pm – he is believed to have initially making his getaway on foot before being picked up in a waiting car in the Forster Court area.

Detective Superintendent Shane Cummins, who is heading up the investigation into the series of incidents, said that . . . .
This is a shortened preview version of this article. To read the rest of the story, see the July 1 edition of the Galway City Tribune. You can buy a digital edition HERE.

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Highwire performers to stage Claddagh spectacular

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From this week’s Galway City Tribune – It’s a skill known as funambulism – highwire or tightrope walking – and later this month it seems set to draw huge outdoor crowds to the Claddagh Basin.

Staged on seven highwires spanning the River Corrib, south of Wolfe Tone Bridge, the performances on July 16/17 (Saturday/Sunday), will feature a cast of 150 people from all ages and backgrounds.

Entitled ‘LifeLine’, this spectacular event is being produced and presented by the Galway Community Circus group and will be one of the highlights of the upcoming Arts Festival.

Originally, ‘LifeLine’ had been pencilled in as part of the Galway European Capital of Culture 2020 events, before being scuppered by the Covid pandemic.

The highwire event also has a more serious undertone, in its promotion of the importance of mental health wellbeing at a location renowned for its beauty – but also for many personal human tragedies.

This is a shortened preview version of this article. To read the rest of the story, see the July 1 edition of the Galway City Tribune. You can buy a digital edition HERE.

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Knives, live ammunition and drugs seized in Knocknacarra

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From this week’s Galway City Tribune – Knives, live shotgun cartridges and over €10,000 worth of drugs were seized by Gardaí in an operation earlier this week in the Knocknacarra area.

Four young males – who were acting suspiciously in the Lios Mór area at Cappagh Park on Tuesday evening last at around 7pm – were approached by a Garda unit and searched.

During the search, Gardaí found a quantity of cocaine on one of the men, while nearby they also seized a number of offensive weapons including knives.

All four were detained for questioning by Gardaí after being taken to Garda HQ in Murrough, Renmore and in a follow-up search at a house in Knocknacarra, €10,000 worth of cannabis was discovered as well as three live shotgun cartridges.

One of the men – aged in his early 20s – is . . . .
This is a shortened preview version of this article. To read the rest of the story, see the July 1 edition of the Galway City Tribune. You can buy a digital edition HERE.

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