Stations of the Cross stolen at Kiltullagh Church
THIEVES have stolen six valuable Stations of the Cross from Kiltullagh Church near Athenry and Gardai have carried out a forensic examination there today.
The internationally renowned 20th century artist Evie Hone did the oil paintings of the Stations of the Cross in 1946 and they have hung in Kiltullagh Church for over 60 years.
Last night when parish priest Fr Martin McNamara went to close the Church at approximately 9 pm he discovered that six of the Stations of the Cross had been stolen.
This morning (Sunday) Gardai carried out a forensic examination at the Church and the Gardai at Mill Street are seeking the help of the public to ascertain what time yesterday the Stations of the Cross were stolen.
Artist Evie Hone who painted the Stations fo the Cross is well known for work on various stained glass windows in Churches and for one that is in the Government Buildings in Dublin.
Minister Ciaran Cannon, who lives near the Church in Kiltullagh, says the community is devastated at the theft of the Stations of the Cross.
Open farmer clinic to take place in Oranmore on new BISS scheme
From Galway Bay fm newsroom- Local farmers are invited to attend an open clinic in Oranmore next week on the new BISS scheme.
The Department of Agriculture is hosting a number of information sessions nationwide to answer questions on the Basic Income Support for Sustainability schemes.
The Galway event will be held at the Oranmore Lodge Hotel on Tuesday from 10AM-16PM – and no registration is needed.
Carmel Tobin, with the Direct Payments Unit at the Department of Agriculture, explains the importance of the event:
O’ Cuiv calls for new Government strategy to tackle “scourge” of cocaine
From Galway Bay fm newsroom- Galway West TD Eamon O’ Cuiv is calling for a new Government strategy, to tackle the “scourge” of cocaine in this country.
He said a new UN report shows Ireland is the fourth highest consumer of cocaine in the world per capita.
He outlined how only the Netherlands, Australia and Spain, reported higher levels of use.
Deputy O’ Cuiv argues there’s a clear need for a new strategy at national level:
Athenry, Aughnanure, and Portumna Castles reopen for summer season
Athenry, Portumna and Aughnanure Castles are reopening to visitors for the summer.
The OPW is encouraging people to “Step into our Story” and pay a visit to these heritage sites.
Other OPW sites are also welcoming visitors, such as Dún Aonhgasa, and Pearse’s Cottage at Ionad Cultúrtha an Phiarsaigh, Conamara
To celebrate the early summer opening, people can enjoy free admission on the first Wednesday of every month throughout summer.