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Wealthy residents of The World yacht explore Galway

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – The World – which is the largest privately owned residential yacht on earth – has docked in Galway harbour, but out at Mutton Island as it’s too large for the inner harbour

In the last half hour its passengers have been disembarking from the 12 deck 43,000 tonnes vessel for their visit to Galway

The price of a two bedroom apartment onboard is almost three million dollars – and it’s residents pay maintenance fees of twenty thousand dollars a month

While onlookers were delighted this famous vessel is visiting Galway some were disappointed it’s so far away from the shore. 

We will have an extended feature on The World on FYI Galway at 5 this evening

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Students from Holy Rosary College Mountbellew selected to rear five Angus calves in schools competition

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Students from Holy Rosary College in Mountbellew have been selected to rear five Angus calves in schools competition

At a special event at the National Ploughing Championships in Ratheniska, Co. Laois today broadcaster Carl Mullan revealed the six schools that will progress as finalists in the Certified Irish Angus school’s competition.

Among the finalist groups challenged to rear Angus calves were Peter O’Neill, Oisin Colleran, Amy Higgins and Cormac Delaney from Holy Rosary College, Mountbellew.

The unique competition sees the student groups actively involved in the rearing of five Irish Angus cattle over the next 18 months in order to allow them to gain an understanding of the care and attention that is required to produce top quality Irish beef under a sustainable family farming system.

The Galway group join students from St. Louis’ High School, Rathmines; Ursuline Secondary School, Thurles; Ardscoil Phádraig, Granard; Abbey Community College, Boyle; St. Brigid’s Secondary School, Killarney as the successful finalists for this year’s competition.

During the interview stages, these groups stood out to the judges for taking great interest in the agri-food industry and for bringing new perspectives, ideas, and findings to the competition.

Each of the finalists will receive the financial benefit involved in the selling of the animals on completion of the project. The winning students also receive an additional grant of €2,000 for their further education.

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Coming up on FYI Galway@5

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  • Commitments to end direct provision are “slipping”, according to the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission. It says the Government is already missing deadlines for short term commitments.
  • Galway City councillors have paved the way for an Aldi development at a site on the Monivea Road that has been derelict for almost 20 years. It’s on the site of the demolished Comer Machinery in 2005.
  • Frontline NHS workers have become some of the first people in the UK to receive their coronavirus booster jabs.
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National Broadband Ireland to host information event on rollout in Ballinasloe

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – National Broadband Ireland is to host a pop-up information event in Ballinasloe from tomorrow (Fri 17th).

The two day event will take place at Tesco Superstore in Menlo, Ballinasloe from 10am to 4pm.

The event aims to give the public an opportunity to learn about the national broadband plan, when high speed fibre broadband is coming to various areas in Galway and how households can get connected.

The NBI team will be on-hand to take registrations to enable future updates on the rollout in specific areas.

It comes as NBI currently has construction underway to bring fibre to 3,307 premises in the Ballinasloe intervention area.

These are in the townlands including Clontuskert, Ahascragh, Kilconnell, Liscapple, Aughrim, Carnakelly, Fohenagh, Riversdale, Dowras, Kiltormer, and Rosmore among others.

In total, there are 38,714 premises in the intervention area in county Galway, which includes homes, farms, commercial businesses and schools.

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