The upcoming Galway Sea Festival has received the financial backing of Galway City Council.
City Councillors have agreed to allocate funding of 22 thousand 500 euro to the event which runs from May 31st to June 3rd.
Galway chamber President Declan Dooley made the pitch to city councillors for 35 thousand euro.
He explained the Galway sea festival, which is 95% city based, would promote Galway as a maritime location, and that so far over 50 events had been organised.
These include a festival regatta, currach racing, taster sessions of water activities as well as tours of research and naval vessels.
The budget for the festival is 86 thousand euro, 17 thousand has already been secured from the IPB gathering initiative, and another 14 thousand from businesses.
After lengthy debate, and an adjournment for 15 minutes it was unanimously agreed to give the festival 22 thousand 500 euro, with a plan to review the event next year.
Portiuncula Univeristy Hospital hosting Service of Remembrance for those who have lost a child
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Portiuncula University Hospital is hosting a Service of Remembrance on the 13th of February for those who have experienced the loss of a child.
Parents and their families who have experienced a bereavement through the death of a child or who have lost a baby through miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, still birth or after birth are invited to attend.
The service will get underway at 7.30pm in the hospital chapel with light refreshments afterwards.
Deirdre Naughton, Director of Midwifery at the hospital says the service will offer parents a chance to reflect on their journey:
UD Motorway and lane closures between Ballinasloe and Oranmore over next 8 days
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Commuters are being advised of upcoming motorway and lane closures on designated days between Ballinasloe and Oranmore between tomorrow and Thursday week, February 16th
The M6 Eastbound will be closed between Junction 19 and 18 from 10pm tomorrow (thurs feb 9) until 6am on Friday, with diversions in place.
On Monday 13th traffic will be down to one lane on the M6 WESTbound between junction 16 Loughrea and 17 Athenry.
The following day, one lane on that stretch EASTbound will be closed.
On Wednesday 15th, it will be down to one lane between Junction 16 Loughrea and 15 Ballinasloe.
Then on Thursday 16th, one lane will be closed between Junction 14 East Ballinasloe and Junction 15 West Ballinasloe.
All those closures will be in place from 8AM until 5PM each day.
City tech firm partners with COPE Galway to support services
Galway Bay fm newsroom – A city-based tech firm is partnering with COPE Galway to support its services.
The domestic abuse and homelessness charity is set to receive funding and volunteer support from Salthill cybersecurity firm, TitanHQ.
The company voted to support COPE Galway, with the partnership established on a year-long basis.
Leonie Woutersen, Corporate Engagement Executive at COPE Galway, explains what the collaboration will involve.