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Win a fantastic seven-night Mediterranean cruise in this week’s Connacht Tribune

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Fancy the trip of a lifetime on the high seas – taking in a host of the world’s most iconic cities and islands across Greece, Italy and Spain – and all for free?

The Connacht Tribune, in conjunction with Cruise Worldwide at Fahy Travel and Celebrity Cruises, are offering one of our readers an opportunity to win a fantastic one week’s Mediterranean cruise for two on board the amazing Celebrity Apex Cruise Ship.

You’ll start out your dream holiday in amazing Athens, and sail on to Santorini, Sicily, Palma de Mallorca and Valencia, ending up in beautiful Barcelona – while also enjoying the ultimate maritime experience in the Med. Connecting flights are included in the fantastic prize.

The winners must be available to travel from October 3 to 10 2021. This once in a lifetime fantastic prize is not transferable to any other date.

The winners must also be fully vaccinated at least 14 days prior to Cruise, and in possession of the digital Covid Certificate and a valid passport.

Entry form is in this week’s Connacht Tribune and Galway City Tribune.

Celebrity X Cruises and Fahy Travel encourage people to sail beyond their perceptions and expand their horizons. The award-winning ships are impeccably designed, serve up exquisitely prepared culinary experiences, and offer the world at your service in more than 300 destinations on all seven continents.

Fahy Travel is one of the longest established travel companies in Ireland. Fully bonded and licenced, they are founder members of the Irish Travel Agents Association and the Worldchoice Group and are also members of IATA, and members of CLIA the world’s largest Cruise industry trade association.

Their trained Cruise Specialists will be able to help you select the most suitable cruise option for you.

Celebrity Apex is the second ship in the highly anticipated Edge series. With an innovative outward-facing design and visionary spaces that stand apart from anything else at sea (with the exception of her equally stunning sister, Celebrity Edge, of course), Celebrity Apex will revolutionize the way you experience the world.

Discover the unparalleled luxury of The Retreat, exclusively for guests of The Retreat. Unwind in transformational accommodations that blur the boundaries between indoor and outdoor living. Soar above the sea on the Magic Carpet. Surrender to the carefree pleasures of the Rooftop Garden. And embark on a culinary journey through an unrivalled collection of restaurants, bars, and lounges.

ENTRY FORM IN THIS WEEK’S CONNACHT TRIBUNE AND GALWAY CITY TRIBUNE.

 

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Boil water notice issued for Barna area

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A boil water notice has been issued for the Barna area for health protection purposes

The areas affected are Barna Village, Truskey West and Truskey East, Barr Aille, Fermoyle, Ballard and along the Connemara Coast Road as far as Furbo, and on the Barna/Galway Road as far as Silverstrand.

The notice has been put in place due to issues with disinfection of the water at Tonabruckey Reservoir.

The notice affects approximately 2,300 people supplied by the Barna section of the Galway City West Public Water Supply area.

Customers in the area served by Tonabrucky Reservoir will notice increased levels of chlorine in their water supply in the coming days as we work to resolve the issue.

Vulnerable customers who have registered with Irish Water will receive direct communication on this Boil Water Notice.

Irish water, the City Council and the HSE will monitor the supply and will lift the notice when it is safe to do so.

In line with HSE Covid-19 advice and the requirement for frequent hand washing, Irish Water advises that the water remains suitable for this purpose and boiling the water is not required.

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Violent incident in Tuam leaves seven hospitalised

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Gardaí are investigating after an incident in Tuam yesterday left seven people injured.

A violent altercation broke out between a large group at the cemetery in Tuam at about 4pm yesterday.

Around 30 Gardaí responded to the incident at the cemetery on the Athenry Road in Tuam, which broke out following two funerals in the area.

Gardaí supported by members from the wider North Western Region and the Regional Armed Support Unit had to physically intervene between parties and disperse those present.

Five males and two females were injured during the course of the incident and were taken to University Hospital Galway with non-life threatening injuries.

A 16-year-old boy was arrested at the scene, as he tried to flee in possession of a knife.

He was taken to Tuam Garda Station and has since been released. A file is being prepared for the Juvenile Liaison Officer.

Gardaí are appealing for any witnesses to this incident or for anyone with any information to contact Tuam Garda Station .

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Anger over ANC ‘snip’

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Agriculture Minister, Charlie McConalogue

ANGRY farmers hit out during last week’s Galway IFA at the Dept. of Agriculture over what they described as their ‘heavy handed tactics’ in docking BEAM penalties from ANC payments made last week.

Although Agriculture Minister, Charlie McConalogue, has apologised for the actions taken by his Department officials, delegates who attended last Thursday’s night county IFA meeting in the Claregalway Hotel, hit out at what happened.

In some cases, according to Galway IFA Chairperson, Anne Mitchell, farmers who had already paid back the BEAM penalty also had the money deducted from their ANC (Areas of Natural Constraint) payments made last week.

Many farmers received ‘a shock in the post’ when their ANC payments were hit with the deductions of penalties from the BEAM scheme – earlier they had been warned of interest penalties if any balances weren’t repaid within 30 days.

At the core of the problem was the inclusion of a 5% stock numbers reduction in the BEAM scheme (Beef Exceptional Aid Measure) aimed at helping to compensate farmers for a drop-off in beef prices between September, 2018 and May, 2019.

For more, read this week’s Connacht Tribune.

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