Galway Bay fm newsroom – A comprehensive historical and heritage survey of the townlands of the county is underway with a focus currently on the Connemara area.
The collection of data and historical records is being pioneered by the heritage section of Galway County Council.
The research goes back as far as a property study which was carried out over 350 years ago. For more on this story tune in to Galway Bay fm news on the hour…
Spiddal to be affected by water outages until tomorrow
Galway Bay FM Newsroom- Residents in the Spiddal area are being advised to expect continued water outages overnight and into tomorrow.
It follows a technical fault at Spiddal Water Treatment Plant this morning that’s affecting part of Spiddal village, as well as an area between Furbo and Inverin.
Irish Water says every effort is being made to resolve the situation, but it will be later tomorrow before a supply is restored
Earlier, the utility had anticipated that water would be restored this afternoon.
Oranmore native Joe Mag Raollaigh appointed RTE’s new Agriculture and Consumer Affairs Correspondent
Galway Bay FM Newsroom- Oranmore native Joe Mag Raollaigh has been appointed RTE’s new Agriculture and Consumer Affairs Correspondent.
Currently the Editor of RTÉ’s flagship political programme The Week in Politics, Joe has worked with RTÉ News across radio, television and online since 2008.
A fluent Irish speaker, Joe will report in both English and Irish.
Joe was born in Boston, where his parents had emigrated in the 1960s, but the family returned in the early 70s and settled in Oranmore.
He attended NUI Galway where he earned a BA, an MA in Modern Irish and a Higher Diploma in Applied Communications.
He started his broadcasting career in Clare FM, hosting current affairs and farming radio shows before moving to TG4, Nuacht RTÉ, and RTÉ News.
Joe will be commencing his new role in February.