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Water restrictions in Ahascragh and Kilkerrin/ Moylough areas until tomorrow

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Galway Bay fm newsroom:

Customers supplied by the Ahascragh Public Water Supply and Kilkerrin/ Moylough Water Supply will have their supply restricted until tomorrow morning due issues at the two water treatment plants.

Irish Water has confirmed that the restrictions are being caused by a deterioration to the raw water quality entering the two treatment plants.

Persistent heavy rain in recent days has caused the deterioration of raw water quality in the affected areas.

To safeguard the water supply, Irish Water and Galway County Council have temporarily halted production at the two plants and as a result customers may experience water outages.

Areas affected by the Ahascragh Public Water Supply restriction include Ahascragh village, Kingstown, Lurgan, Creggane, Eglish, Killure and Cornamucklagh.

Areas affected by the Kilkerrin/ Moylough Water Supply restriction include Kilkerrin, Moylough, Cooloo and surrounding areas.

Customers in these areas are asked to conserve water where possible to avoid a disruption in their supplies.

They are also urged to continue to follow the HSE Covid-19 guidance on hand-washing.

Irish Water and Galway County Council say they will continue to monitor the supplies and will resume production at the plants as soon as it is safe to do so.

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NUIG to make student timetables available by end of month

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – NUI Galway is to finalise timetables for students by the end of the month as the university prepares to reopen.

The university received guidance on the reopening of third level in recent weeks and is now examining the roll-out before the September reopening.

NUIG President Professor Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh says feedback has found students are keen to have an in-person experience as well as the online mode of learning.

First year students are expected to begin on campus on September 28th with an induction process likely to take place the previous week.

Professor Ó hÓgartaigh says there will be an on-campus experience as well as online learning while adhering to public health guidelines….

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City Hall opens book of condolence following death of John Hume

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Galway city council has opened a book of condolence following the death of John Hume.

The remains of the former Nobel peace prize winner will be removed from his home in Donegal to Saint Eugene’s cathedral in Derry this evening.

Mr. Hume passed away in the early hours of yesterday having suffered from Dementia for some time.

He was awarded the freedom of Galway city in 1999 in appreciation for his work in the promotion of peace and reconciliation in Northern Ireland.

A funeral mass will be held for the 83 year old tomorrow in accordance with public health guidance.

A book of condolence will be opened at City Hall this morning and will remain open until Friday afternoon.

Galway West TD Eamon O’Cuiv told Keith Finnegan on Galway talks John Hume did a lot for the country – often against the odds….

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Power restored to 2700 households following issues with Claregalway transformer

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Power has been restored to 2700 houses in the East Galway area.

2,700 households experienced the outage this morning in areas including Turloughmore, parts of Claregalway, Ballyglunin, Abbeyknockmoy and Tuam.

It was due to issues with the transformer based in Claregalway.

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