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St Mary’s College Galway and Our Lady’s College in the city to amalgamate

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – St Mary’s College Galway and Our Lady’s College in the city are to amalgamate.

Our Lady’s College is made up of the recent amalgamation of the Mercy and Presentation secondary schools in the city.

As revealed on Galway Bay fm’s FYI Galway programme this evening the unified school will be at the St Mary’s College campus on St Mary’s Road, and is expected to open in 2021.

The patron and trustees said in a statement that the amalgamation will create a new, large Catholic, co-educational secondary school for Galway city.

They said the decision is strongly supported by the Department of Education and Skills.

Both Our Lady’s College and St Mary’s College will continue in their present locations and under their present managements until September 2021.

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Macnas to welcome special visitor over Halloween

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Galway Bay fm newsroom- Galway is set to welcome a unique visitor over the Halloween weekend.

Macnas have announced that they are expecting the giant CON MÓR to emerge from the River Corrib.

Giant expert Marjorie Morrigan identified CON MÓR, a member of the Irish legends, Tuatha Dé Danann, as originating from an Island of Giants off the coast of Connaught.

CON MÓR was known to love all things nature, especially birds. Spectators are encouraged to bring feathers for CON MÓR when going to see him.

Noeline Kavanagh, Artistic Director of Macnas, tells us what we can expect from the giant,

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First block laid in expansion at Western Alzheimers Respite Centre

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Galway Bay fm newsroom- The first block has been laid today on a major multi-million euro expansion at the Western Alzheimers Centre in Ballindine.

The new complex will increase the number of beds from 12 to 20, and provide improve communal resident and visitor areas.

David Nevin has more.

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HSE considering new entrances to Merlin Park Hospital

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Galway Bay fm newsroom- The HSE has expressed interest in creating new entrances to Merlin Park Hospital.

The matter was raised at a meeting of the Health Forum West by Councillor Declan McDonnell, who queried if it was under active consideration.

The HSE executive confirmed it was something they are mindful of, noting a particular need for a lighted junction as the hospital gets busier.

Councillor McDonnell feels it’s something that’s needed sooner rather than later.

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