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Burglary in Athenry

A house in Swangate, Athenry, was burgled last week. The break-in occurred between 11am and 1.15pm on Friday September 15, and a number of items were stolen in the raid. The culprits gained entry to the house by forcing the front door.

This burglary happened in the middle of the day and the culprits entered through the front door. Gardai believe someone may have witnessed the culprits or their vehicle in the area at the time. Anyone with any information is asked to contact Athenry Garda Station on 091 844016.

Criminal damage

Gardai are appealing for information following an incident in which a window was broken in the city centre.

A man kicked in a window at Blake’s Corner, Eglinton Street, on Thursday morning September 14 at approximately 1.30am.

The man kicked the window a number of times, causing the window to break. Anyone who witnessed this incident is asked to contact Galway Garda Station on 091 538000.

Van damaged in Salthill

A van was damaged in an incident in Salthill earlier this week.

The white Citroen Berlingo, which was parked at Fana Bui, was interfered with and the locks of the vehicle were damaged. This incident happened between 1.30am and 9am on Monday September 18.

Anyone who may have witnessed this incident or who saw anyone acting suspiciously in the area is asked to contact Salthill Garda Station on 091 514720.

Find out about dangers of carbon monoxide, warns Kyne

Minister of State at the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment and Galway West TD Seán Kyne has encouraged all Galway householders to find out more about the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning during Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week which runs from Monday September 25 to Sunday October 1.

“Awareness of Carbon Monoxide and the lethal danger it poses is vital so that householders can take the necessary steps to keep themselves and their families safe,” said Minister Kyne.

“Carbon monoxide is a colourless, odourless and tasteless poisonous gas that can be released by any fuel that burns, including coal, turf, oil, gas or wood. It can build up in the home because of poor ventilation, faulty heating appliances, blocked chimneys, among other ways.

“While Carbon Monoxide can be a serious threat, there are measures that householders can take. These include: having an audible, carbon monoxide alarm; having appliances correctly installed and serviced each year; having chimneys swept regularly; and ensuring that vents are never blocked,” he said.

Further information is available at

Grants approved by Galway City Local Community Development Committee

Galway City Local Community Development Committee have approved grants totalling in excess of €50,000 for local groups under the Community Facilities Scheme 2017 funded by the Department of Rural and Community Development.

Forty two groups within Galway City received funding ranging in amounts from €400.00 to €3,000.00.

This funding was welcomed by Cllr Donal Lyons Chairperson of the Local Community Development Committee who commented that he hoped that these small capital grants would prove very beneficial for community groups and their members.

This initiative by the new Department of Rural and Community Development has received wide ranging support and it is hoped that it will be repeated in future years.

Construction date nears for Athenry school

East Galway TD Seán Canney has welcomed the fact that construction is about to commence at Presentation College Athenry.

Construction is expected to commence on site at Presentation College Athenry by the second week of October 2017 and will take approximately 18 months to complete.

“The project is a €20 million investment in second level education in the Athenry area and is a vital project for the region,” he said. “The beginning of the construction phase marks the end of years of negotiations and preparations and it will be a most welcome sight for students, parents, staff and school management.’

Baboró’s Throwback Table Quiz

It’s time to relive your childhood memories with some retro questions at the Baboró Throwback Fundraising Table Quiz in Monroes Live on Thursday September 28. There will be lots of great prizes with all funds raised going towards helping Baboró increase children’s access to the arts.

The annual Baboró International Arts Festival for Children takes place from October 16 – 22 and promises a packed programme full of colour and fun for children and families. Why not gather your friends together for what promises to be a great night.

Enjoy a throwback to your childhood with fun questions from the 70s, 80s, and 90s, general knowledge, nostalgia, fun picture rounds and more. Fantastic prizes on the night include a first prize €100 voucher for the fabulous Rouge Restaurant on Dominick Street.

Baboró is a registered charity and greatly appreciates your support on the night. Doors and registration at 7pm with the quiz starting at 8pm. €40 per table of 4.

For full details and booking please visit or call Baboró on 091 562 667. Kindly supported by Monroe’s Live, Aunty Nellie’s Sweet Shop, and Rouge Restaurant


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