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West on Track welcomes opening of Oranmore railway station

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – The West on Track community campaign says the new railway station in Oranmore will help boost commuter numbers into the city, and add passenger numbers on the Galway to Dublin and Galway to Limerick routes.

Transport Minister Leo Varadkar is officially opening the railway station in Gurrane shortly.

The 5 million euros facility opened to the public yesterday, and the journey time from Oranmore to Galway is just 7 minutes.

The original Oranmore station was opened in 1851 but closed in 1963 with the building sold as a private residence.

In a statement, West on Track has welcomed the opening of the new station which is the 144th on the Iarnród Éireann network.

Mayor of County Galway Liam Carroll says Iarnród Éireann needs to make sure the station is seen as an attactive option to passengers.

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Findings of survey on future of Headford to be revealed next week

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – The findings of a major public survey on the future of Headford will be revealed next week. (5/12)

The ‘Reimagine Headford Community Survey was undertaken earlier this year.

It aims to gather opinion on what improvements would make the town a more enjoyable place to live, work and visit.

The results of the survey will be revealed at an event at The Angler’s Rest Hotel on Monday at 8pm.

Helena McElmeel of the Headford Town Team discussed the findings with Joseph Murray.

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City-based Ronan Scully receives Oireachtas Human Dignity Award

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Galway Bay fm newsroom –Former Galway Person of the Year Ronan Scully has received the sixth Oireachtas Human Dignity Award.

Ronan Scully, of Self Help Africa, has been honoured for over 30 years of service to others, both as a volunteer and professionally.

Ronan, who lives in Knocknacarra, has also previously received the Irish Young Person of the Year award and the Galway Mayor Award.

Speaking after the ceremony in Leinster House, Ronan said it was always a dream of his to help people.

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