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Feasibility study to look at re-opening Salthill tidal pools

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A total of €44,000 has been set aside in the Galway City Council budget to carry out a feasibility study on re-introducing the tidal pools at Ladies Beach in Salthill.

Rofi James - new single out on Friday

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THE BRILLIANT Galway pop-rock trio, Rofi James, release their new single, ‘Berlin Wall’ on Friday November 26, and play a Galway city show next month.

Common cranes successfully breed on Bord na Mona rewetted peatlands

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Common cranes which set up home on a rewetted Bord na Móna Midlands peatland earlier this year successfully hatched two baby chicks in May, the first recorded birth of Crane chicks in Ireland in over 300 years.

Dredging the Docks, 1963

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Since Galway Docks were first constructed, they have undergone many changes. In the decade before the last world war, when transalantic liners were regular callers at the port, and when a fairly thriving coastal trade was being carried out, plans were prepared for the port so that Galway might cater more efficiently for sea traffic. There was a major scheme to build the Dún Aengus dock, the new pier, and to deepen the channel from 1937 to 1939. This meant the removal of thousands of tons of mud, soft materials, and granite. Most of this material was dumped near Hare Island. The work took longer than it should, mostly because of industrial disputes, but it was finally completed in 1939. Two units of the contractor’s equipment, a rock breaker and a floating crane, lay in the Commercial Dock throughout the war years.

Works begins on widening entrance to Ballyloughane Beach

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Works began this week to widen the entrance to Ballyloughane Beach and to remove weeds and bushes that were obstructing views from oncoming traffic.

Cliffs of Moher develops new early booking system

A fully integrated ticketing, booking and capacity management system is being introduced at the Cliffs of Moher to further enhance the overall visitor experience for the 1.6 million annual visitors to Ireland's most popular natural attraction.

Flood relief scheme could take seven years to complete

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Galway city councillors have expressed concern that the Coirib go Cósta flood relief scheme might not be ready until 2028.

Ballyglass RNLI and Belmullet Tidal Pool Swimmers make a splash and win Mayday Golden Welly Award

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Ballyglass RNLI and Belmullet Tidal Pool Swimmers have won a golden welly award for their recent fundraising efforts for the charity that saves lives at sea.

O’Reilly welcomes €17.3m package to help Ireland’s road network become more climate resilient

Galway is to receive €1.2m of a €17.3m climate adaptation investment programme for regional and local roads.

Mayo gets eleven Blue Flag Beaches

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An Taisce announced the International Blue Flag and Green Coast Award recipients at a virtual ceremony this week.

 

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