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Rusheen Bay Windsurfing School sold to private buyer despite public campaign to buy it

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – One of Galway’s most unique watersports amenities – Rusheen Bay Windsurfing School in Barna has been sold to a private buyer despite a local effort to buy it
The school, which opened in 1995, has been closed since October last year, and went under the hammer at an asking price of 200 thousand euro last Friday
After 7 bids from the room it was sold by Colm O’Donnellan from O’Donnellan and Joyce Auctioneers for 218 thousand euro
Local campaigners had launched a crowd-funding effort in order to purchase the school and preserve it as a non-profit, community watersports amenity
They had concerns that it would be purchased by developer interests
However Colm O’Donnellan told Galway Bay fm news it was purchased by a private buyer and he believes the integrity of this wonderful amenity will be preserved

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Portiuncula Hospital appoints Bereavement Support Midwife

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Portiuncula Hospital in Ballinasloe has appointed Leanne Norton as a Beravement Support Midwife for the hospital.

Ms Norton has previously dealt with bereavement through midwifery experience gained in The Rotunda Hospital in Dublin and Midland Regional Hospital in Mullingar.

The role will see her care for, and support, women, and families dealing with loss of pregnancy, stillbirth or neonatal death.

Leanne said she feels privileged to take on the role, and to provide compassionate, individualised, and culturally sensitive support to patients and their families.

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Works on Athenry sewer network worth €13m to begin in March

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Works to provide an upgrade to the sewer network in Athenry are to begin in March.

The €13m scheme will reduce the risk of sewer flooding and address the discharge of non-compliant sewer overflows in the River Clarin.

The project is to be carried out by Coffey Construction and is expected to be completed by the end of 2024.

Eunan Canavan, Wastewater Regional Delivery Lead, explains how this could lead to population growth in the town,

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Teddy Bear Hospital at University of Galway wraps up after busy two days

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – The Teddy Bear Hospital wrapped up today at the University of Galway after a busy two days.

Children from schools across Galway, from the city to Tuam, Mountbellew and beyond, brought their teddies to the hospital.

The university’s Sláinte Society set up pharmacy, X-ray and surgery stations at the Bailey Allen Hall on campus.

The aim of the event is to familiarise children with a hospital environment to reduce their fear of it.

Pupils explained to our reporters Sarah Slevin and Rachel Timoney why their teddies were attending the hospital today:

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