Galway Bay fm newsroom – The sod will be turned today at the sites of two social housing developments in Ballinasloe – valued at over 2.5 million euro.
The events mark the beginning of social housing developments at Garbally Drive and Esker Fields.
The sod turnings follow the appointment of Michael Bracken & Sons Limited from Co. Offaly as the main contractor for the projects.
The works consist of the development of 12 houses in total – 10 three-bed, two-storey homes at Garbally Drive, and two further homes at Esker Fields.
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Bishop Kelly praises Martin Drennan’s 54 years as “shepherd, teacher and pastor”
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Bishop Brendan Kelly has praised the late Martin Drennan for his 54 years as “shepherd, teacher and pastor”.
Retired Bishop of Galway Martin Drennan passed away at the age of 78 last weekend.
His funeral will take place this afternoon at 1pm at the Cathedral.
Speaking at the reposal last evening at Galway Cathedral, Bishop Kelly, commended Bishop Drennan on his time served as priest and bishop.
County Council to begin examining one thousand submissions on beach bye-laws
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Galway County Council is to begin the process of examining more than one thousand written submissions received on controversial beach bye-laws.
The bye-laws, which seek to introduce a range of regulations at beaches across the county, have meet with fierce opposition.
Among the measures are bans on dogs at certain times, and on the use of gear like kayaks, canoes and paddle boards near swimmers.
Water sports organisatons argue that in their current form, the proposed bye-laws would effectively ban watersports from the beaches.
Along with the more than one-thousand written submissions received, an online petition has gathered almost 5,500 signatures.
Dr. Barra Nevin from the ZoneGalwayBeaches campaign group, says what’s really needed is a proper zoning plan for Galway’s beaches.