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Cahermore, the small townland located between Labane and Kinvara has been very much in the news this week due to the construction of a channel in the area which could potentially have a huge effect on future flooding in South Galway. The channel, which was dug last week following the go-ahead from Galway Couty Council, is almost three miles long and runs from Cahermore to the sea. It has been critical in ensuring that a huge number of homes in the surrounding area have been spared from going under water.
It is estimated that between three and four thousand people attended Moate’s Christmas market this year, which was organised by Moate Partnership Group.
Local Sinn Féin councillor and General Election candidate Rose Conway Walsh has criticised the Government over the huge increase in the cost of agency staff for Mayo General Hospital. The local councillor made the comments in relation to figures received in response to a parliamentary question from Sinn Féin.
A meeting is to take place in Ballinahown Hall next Monday night, November 23, at 8pm.
Moate Christmas Market is well on track to build on the massive success of last year, with 50 stalls already confirmed.
The village of Annaghdown has been plunged into mourning this week after news emerged that a well known local man was killed in a road crash in Australia. Tributes have been paid to Ger Scully who was involved in a collision in South Hedland, Western Australia on Sunday.
A county councillor has called on the Galway Local Government Review Committee to "put people first instead of always thinking about money.''