Galway bay fm newsroom – Work is expected to start on the first phase of the Connemara greenway by April.
The four kilometre section from Clifden to Derrylea will cost hundreds of thousands of euro and will be funded by Failte Ireland.
The route proposed for the Connemara greenway is over 51 kilometres in length and most of it follows the old Connemara railway line.
The plans for the cycle and walking route were the focus of an oral hearing held in Clifden in late 2012 and An Bord Pleanala approved the project with certain conditions last March.
Galway County Council is still negotiating with landowners along the planned 52 kilometre stretch from Clifden to Oughterard.
It’s set to cost over 9 million euro and a funding application has been submitted to Failte Ireland.
It’s expected work on the first section from Clifden to Derrylea will begin in March or April.
Covid-19 walk-in vaccination clinics to open in Clifden and city this weekend
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Covid-19 walk-in vaccination centres will once again open in Clifden and the city this weekend. (7/8)
The centres are open on Saturday to those aged 16 and over who have not yet received a first dose vaccine.
The Clifden centre is based at Clifden Community School, and will be in operation from 10am to 2pm.
Meanwhile, Ballybrit Vaccination Centre will be open for walk-in appointments on Saturday from 10am to 4pm.
The Saolta Hospital Group says last weekend proved a tremendous success for both centres, with over 800 people receiving first dose vaccinations.
Coming up on FYI Galway@5
- The Health Minister is encouraging parents and young people to seek information from reliable sources as registration for COVID vaccines for 12 to 15 year olds will open next Thursday
- Covid-19 walk-in vaccination centres will once again open in Clifden and the city this weekend
- Partners will be able to attend 12 week maternity scans and C-sections under new HSE guidance to be issued to hospitals tomorrow
€320k to support street enhancement works in towns and villages across Galway
Galway Bay fm newsroom – €320 thousand has been awarded to support the enhancement of streetscapes in towns and villages across Galway.
The allocation is part of a national €7m fund announced by Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humpreys.
Projects eligible for funding include the painting of buildings in vibrant colours, commissioning of murals, restoration of historic shopfronts, and the installation of canopies and street furniture.
It also supports works such as the decluttering of streetscapes with the removal of unnecessary signage or wires.
Local Senator Aisling Dolan says it’s all about working with local communities to make towns and villages places to live, work and visit.
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