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Significant arts funding announced for Galway Gaeltacht national schools

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Significant funding has been announced to promote traditional arts in Galway Gaeltacht national schools.

25 Galway schools will benefit from a share of the 1.27 million euro allocation which is being provided to the Irish language arts body – Ealaín na Gaeltachta.

Under the programme, Ealaín na Gaeltachta in partnership with local artists and teachers, will run classes in traditional music, dancing, singing and spoken word.

Over 600 students will benefit from the programme which is supported by the Government’s Irish Language Action Plan 2018-2022.

The funding has been approved by Gaeltacht Minister and Galway West TD Sean Kyne who says it’s important to keep our heritage alive.

For more on this story, tune in to Galway Bay fm on the hour..

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Galway Chamber joins call for greater government investment in regional airports

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Galway Bay fm newsroom:

Galway Chamber of Commerce has joined other regional business leaders in calling for greater government support for regional airports.

Representatives of the western and midwest business community met with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar this week to highlight the importance of international connectivity via regional airports in order to achieve regional economic growth.

Presidents of Galway, Limerick, Ennis and Shannon Chambers together with the Limerick Chamber Chief Economist and CEO gathered at Government Buildings to discuss the findings of the recently published Copenhagen Economics report, against the backdrop of Brexit.

The report points to the impact that strategic business routes can have on regional economic growth.

For more on this story, tune into the Galway Bay fm news…

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Galway anti-racism network to hold discussion next week

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – The Galway Anti-Racism Network will host a discussion next week, on challenging racism in all its forms.

The public event will give a platform to people who have experienced racism and will provide the general population with a toolkit on how to combat racism.

Speakers on the night will include a resident from one of the city’s direct provision centres, a member of the Travelling community, and a young Muslim person who will discuss their experiences of living in Galway.

The talk is designed to educate the audience on the general themes of anti-racism.

The event will take place in the Harbour Hotel, next Tuesday 26th November at 7pm.

Spokesperson for GARN Joe Loughnane says the discussion help will people identify and deal with racism – for more on this story tune in to Galway Bay fm news on the hour…

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Rugby headguard developed by Galway firm to be trialed by World Rugby

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – A Galway company has come up with a new rugby headguard which it says can reduce the impact of head tackles by 75 per cent.

N-Pro, which is based in Oranmore Business Park, hopes the product can be used by senior international teams and improve safety in the game.

It comes as World Rugby is implementing a Global Law Trial for headgear over the next five years.

The N-Pro product is the first product to be trialed and will be used in competitive games at all levels globally.

The company was founded by Mark Ganly and Sarah Ganly in 2014 and has invested over one million euro in the research and design of its headguard.

To hear Chief executive Mark Ganly explain the impact protection of the headguard tune in to Galway Bay fm news on the hour…

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