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Summer is almost upon us and, as eating al fresco is one of this season’s greatest joys, leading design house Neptune have come up with the three essentials that every garden will be thankful for.
The main channel discharging all the water from loughs Corrib and Mask is the Galway River, flowing from Lough Corrib through the city to the sea. Among the structures built in 1850 and the following years, during the course of a drainage scheme carried out by what was then known as The Board of Public Works in Ireland, was the main regulating weir across the Corrib at Waterside. Its function was to control the river level at Galway in the interests of draining, milling, and navigation. It was built at a point in the river where the water descended though rapids.
Insider feels the pain of all those who have been affected by the recent flooding events in Galway city. Nor should we forget farmers in the county, who are still feeling the effects of the incessant rainfall.
The Government has allocated €260 million to provide flood defence measures for almost 8,000 homes nationwide.
Mutton Island wastewater treatment plant recently hosted a tour of the upgraded facility for city councillors, to demonstrate the improvements and upgrades that have been made to the plant following a €5 million investment by the national utility.
Irish Water is set to commence a programme of works to replace 4,200 business water meters in the Galway area during the month of December.
Fianna Fáil TD for Mayo, Dara Calleary, has expressed his frustration with the lack of planning by the Government to deal with potential flooding in Mayo and other high risk areas this autumn and winter.
Minister of State for the Office of Public Works (OPW) and Flood Relief, Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran, has announced that his Department has begun maintenance work on the River Al this week.
Fahy Travel and Corrib Travel will host Galway’s first Holiday & Honeymoon Expo this Sunday, September 24, in the Salthill Hotel from 12 noon to 5pm.