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The 37th Cruinniu na mBad , “Gathering of the Boats” will take place in Kinvara on the weekend of August 14, 15, and 16. This unique Galway Hooker and wooden boat festival has been held each year since 1979, the brainchild of local man Tony Moylan, who passed away in June of this year.
Galway was bursting with pride this week as Boston Mayor Marty Walsh received a hero’s welcome during a visit to his ancestral home, which not only further strengthened cultural and economic ties between the two cities but also revealed many new found cousins.
Sinn Féin’s European Parliament candidate Matt Carthy stepped up his campaign for election to Brussels last week when he paid a visit to Mayo to meet and greet the people. Carthy was born in England to a Monaghan mother and Roscommon father, before he moved to Strokestown where he spent most of his childhood, briefly moved back to England for less than a year until the family moved back permanently to Carrickmacross in Monaghan.
An audience from motoring, road safety, and other sectors came together in Dublin last week to hear expert international speakers talk about how car technology is changing the role of the driver and how increasing levels of technology in the car can have a detrimental effect on drivers’ attention levels.
Galway will not be able to maintain its position as the third largest city in the State and “will fall behind” in terms of development unless vital infrastructure and investment projects are supported by Government.
Infrastructural improvements and shorter journey times for the Galway to Dublin line are just some of the recommendations of a report presented yesterday to the Rail Vision 2030 seminar, with indications that further consideration could also be given to an Athenry to Tuam rail line.
The recent NRA funding of €4.3 million is a big boost and will help make a “real difference” in the city council’s work to provide high standard road infrastructure and improve safety for cyclists and pedestrians, according to Joe Tansey, head of the Galway Transportation Unit.
The Mayor of Castlebar and Fine Gael councillor Ger Deere has proposed that Mayo County Council, in association with Castlebar Town Council, take advantage of current low property prices to purchase a 100-acre land bank serviced with roads infrastructure that can be offered to attract foreign direct investment and create jobs.