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Teagasc to host clinics for Galway landowners on converting to forestry

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Galway landowners who are considering forestry as a land use option can avail of free advisory clinics later this month.

The one-to-one consultations are organised by the Teagasc Forestry Development Department.

Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture Tom Hayes announced 39 such clinics nationwide with two in the county.

The first of the Galway clinics takes place in Ballinasloe Teagasc office on January 29th followed by another in Tuam Teagasc office on January 31st.

There are in excess of 25 thousand hectares of Galway land planted with private forestry involving over one thousand landowners.

Noel Kennedy is the Forestry Development Officer with Teagasc in Galway and says planted land is a viable option for many.

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LISTEN: Gaillimh le Gaeilge On The Move

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Gearóidín Hynes who works with Gaillimh le Gaeilge in Galway City joined Barbara in studio and told our On The Move listeners about their latest online campaign and competition in association with GoBus.ie Take photos around the city of Irish language signage etc & use #NollaigShonaGaillimh

Also, they are compiling a list of businesses in Galway that can provide customers with service through Irish: https://gleg.ie/gaelphobal-chathair-na-gaillimhe-bearla/?lang=en

If you’d like to listen to Gearóidín on the show through Irish, you can listen back here: Cad ‘Déarfá le Gaillimh

If you have or know of anywhere with Irish language products, get in contact. We will cover this soon on the show.

On The Move weekdays 3pm-7pm with Barbara Nic Dhonnacha.

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New exhibition to represent female victims of domestic violence unveiled at ATU

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – A new art exhibition, to represent women who have been victims of domestic abuse, was unveiled today at ATU Wellpark Campus.

The piece was commissioned by COPE Galway, and completed by artist Maura Finnegan.

The arts consists of seven women’s faces and below each one is a QR code which will lead people to an online link to the women’s stories.

Rachel Timoney attended today’s event.

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The Indian Ambassador praises Galway during city visit

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From Galway Bay fm newsroom- The Indian Ambassador has expressed his admiration for Galway during his visit for Asia Business Week.

Ambassador Akhilesh Mishra kicked off the week with a talk at ATU Galway today.

The ambassador complimented what he called a ‘synergy’ between Ireland and India.

He also said it’s important for international engagement across the whole country:

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