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Crossmolina NS wins national ‘green’ award

The active young pupils of Crossmolina National School have won a national award for their efforts to promote more sustainable travel.

Save euros and lose pounds during European Mobility Week

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Workers, students and parents dropping children to school can save money and get fitter by cycling, walking, carpooling or taking the bus, instead of travelling by car, particularly if they live 4km or under from their work, college or school.

It’s festival time in Westport so let’s Get Out There

Get ready for a whole week of exciting activities in the great outdoors around Westport and join in to both free and ticketed events. The Westport Duathlon Weekend event marks the beginning of an extensive activity programme for the Westport Get Out There Festival, organised by Westport Town Council and Westport Leisure Park, and runs from Saturday June 8 to Saturday June 15.

BMW Regional Assembly grant aids Galway’s bus and cycle corridor

An initial grant of €560,000 by the Border, Midland and Western (BMW) Regional Assembly under the European Regional Development Fund grant scheme for the region’s designated gateways and hub towns has been paid to Galway City Council this week. The money will go towards the recently constructed bus and cycle corridor on the west side of the city.

New TaxSaver ticket scheme offers saving for commuters and employers

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Cash-strapped commuters can avail of unlimited bus travel around the city (including weekends and evenings) for as little as €5.89 a week by acquiring a TaxSaver commuter ticket.

Bicycle parking shelter for St Oliver’s

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There was good news for one north Mayo school recently when St Oliver Plunkett NS, The Quay, Ballina, was awarded a bicycle parking shelter.

Official launch of the O’Shaughnessy Bridge as city gets new landmark

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The O’Shaughnessy Bridge which was constructed as part of an initiative to promote walking and cycling in the city was officially launched recently by new Mayor of Galway city, Cllr Terry O’Flaherty, along with Keith Warnock, the vice-president for capital projects at NUI Galway.

Bike Week in Castlebar was a great success

Despite the rain, bike week in Castlebar has been a great success. Up to 50 people registered to participate in the Cycle to Work for the week, many availing of free showers and sharing their stories and experiences over a cuppa in Lough Lannagh Village before work in the mornings. One lucky winner of a Hybrid bike will be selected from a free draw open to all participants today (Friday).

Seamus Quirke Road campaign begins with shuttle

The Road Safety Authority Interactive Shuttle and Rollover Simulator will be in Westside Shopping Centre today as part of an information campaign to encourage people to leave the car at home and travel by foot, bike or bus.

Ghouls on the prom

Do not be alarmed if you see hordes of diminutive ghouls and monsters walking along the Prom in Salthill tomorrow (Friday) - it is just a seasonal fundraiser from the children of the Claddagh National School.

 

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