Services to commence at new COPE Galway refuge in late 2019
Galway Bay fm newsroom – It’s hoped COPE Galway’s new city refuge at the former Magdalen Laundry site in the city will be operational by the end of 2019.
‘Modh Eile’ meaning ‘another way’ has been revealed as the name for the planned centre.
The name was announced at the launch of a new booklet remembering the Magdalen women today.
The booklet contains records of 80 women who are buried at graves in the site or in Bohermore cemetery.
The Magdalen Laundry operated at Forster Street from 1870 to 1984 and was gifted to COPE Galway by the Mercy Order for a new refuge.
The current refuge at Waterside House does not meet the level of demand for services as the organisation was unable to accommodate 258 women and 441 children who sought refuge in 2017.
Carey Building Contractors have been appointed to renovate the Magdalen Laundry building with work due to commence in the coming weeks.
On FYI Galway, we speak to Jacquie Horan, CEO of COPE Galway who says today is the start of something good….
Plans lodged for 28 homes at Letteragh Road
Galway Bay FM Newsroom – Plans have been lodged for a development of 28 homes at Letteragh Road on the west side of the city.
The project is led by Callanan & Walsh Construction Co. Limited and would be based at a site near existing estates along the road.
It would be a mix of single and two-bed apartments across three seperate blocks.
City planners are due to make a decision in July
All corners of Galway hosting events for Cruinniú na nÓg
Galway Bay FM Newsroom – Events will be hosted across all corners of Galway to celebrate Cruinniú na nÓg this weekend.
The National Day of Creativity for Young People is being held tomorrow, with over 700 free events scheduled around the country.
It’s a collaboration between the Arts and Culture Department, the Creative Ireland Prorgamme, Galway County Council and RTÉ.
Cruinniú na nÓg is a one-day event, designed to empower young people to develop their creative potential.
Some of the highlights include a street peformance in Tuam, a drumming session in Oughterard and a dance and music workshop in Lettermore.
The tech side of creativity will also be represented with Lego Robotics and Coding Workshops in Moycullen and Carraroe.
A variety of artists will visit nine different refugee centres, offering workshops in print-making, circus skills, kite-making and music.
Libraries in Ballinasloe, Loughrea, Oranmore, Carraroe and Tuam will also host a variety of free activities.
The full list of events and booking is available on cruinniu.creativeireland.gov.ie]
New Martin Junction to officially open next week
Galway Bay FM Newsroom – After months of delays and immense frustration for motorists, the new Martin Junction near the Galway Clinic is finally set to open next week.
It brings to an end a long-running saga that began in January 2022 and was originally expected to be completed that August.
The lights will now be officially commissioned on Wednesday, June 13th, at 11am.
Local Councillor Alan Cheevers has been speaking to David Nevin.