Galway Bay fm newsroom – The adverse and unseasonal weather conditions took their toll on the crowd number and the betting for Ladies Day at Ballybrit.
Just over 27 and a half thousand hardy souls braved the wind and rain yesterday, 9 thousand down on Hurdle Day last year.
As a result of the smaller crowd betting was also well down yesterday with the bookies total of just under 1.3 million down just over 800 thousand euro.
Tote betting of 840 thousand euro was down 120 thousand euro.
Among the celebrities braving the weather were soccer international Stephen Hunt and TV3’s Aisling O’Loughlin.
Champion jockey Katie Walsh cut short her honeymoon in order to compete on Ladies’ Day.
She wed Ross O’Sullivan on July 20 and they returned from their mini break in Barcelona so Katie could compete in Ballybrit.
Today’s 7 race card gets underway at 5.05 and there will be live coverage and analysis of all the races here on Galway Bay fm.
LISTEN: Gaillimh le Gaeilge On The Move
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.
New exhibition to represent female victims of domestic violence unveiled at ATU
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.
The Indian Ambassador praises Galway during city visit
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: