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Plans submitted for a new gym on the Headford Road

Plans have been submitted to the city council to open a new gym on the Headford Road. Metas Grandis Ltd is seeking planning permission to convert the first floor of Unit 4 in the Terryland Retail park from a warehouse space to a gym/fitness centre. The applicants state that their customer research has produced feedback […] …


1 more death from Covid-19 today, 35 new cases

Galway Bay fm newsroom – There has been one new death from Covid-19 reported to the Health Protection Surveillance Centre today. There has now been a total of 1,773 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland. As of midnight Monday 10th August, the HPSC has been notified of 35 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a […] Galway Bay FM …


Blackrock Diving Tower to reopen tomorrow but crowds will be monitored

Galway Bay fm newsroom – Galway City Council will reopen Blackrock Diving Tower in Salthill tomorrow morning but crowds will be closely monitored. The waterside amenity was shut earlier today after concerns were raised over large crowds lining up at the tower without social distancing. However, a spokesperson for the city council says officials were […] News – Galway Bay FM …


Galway libraries to share in €2.8 million COVID-19 fund

Public libraries in Galway and around the country will benefit from €2.8 million in funding to adapt to the new circumstances of COVID-19 and other improvements. The Small Scale Capital Works Programme for public libraries includes €2.5 million from the Department of Rural and Community Development, and a €280,000 contribution from local authorities. Funding will […] …


57 confirmed cases of Covid-19 identified nationwide

Galway Bay fm newsroom: Statement from the National Public Health Emergency Team There have been no new deaths reported to the Health Protection Surveillance Centre today. There has now been a total of 1,772 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland. As of midnight Sunday 9th August, the HPSC has been notified of 57 confirmed cases of […] News – Galway Bay FM …


21 suspected cases of Covid-19 in Galway hospitals

Galway Bay fm newsroom – There are 21 suspected cases of Covid-19 in Galway hospitals today – up from 16 last week. Figures released by the HSE show one patient is being treated for Covid-19 in the ICU at UHG today, while there are two ICU patients at Portiuncula Hospital Ballinasloe awaiting test results of […] Galway Bay FM …


Roadworks near Athenry underway for two days

Roadworks near Athenry which have gotten underway today will disrupt traffic in the area for two days. Galway County Council is carrying out resurfacing works on the LP3112 road at Gloves West to the east of Athenry town. Temporary traffic management measures will be in place while the work is underway. The works are expected […] …


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  • Plans submitted for a new gym on the Headford Road
    by Briain Kelly on August 12, 2020 at 4:26 pm

    Plans have been submitted to the city council to open a new gym on the Headford Road. Metas Grandis Ltd is seeking planning permission to convert the first floor of Unit 4 in the Terryland Retail park from a warehouse space to a gym/fitness centre. The applicants state that their customer research has produced feedback

  • Expressions of Interest sought for Salthill Tourist Office site
    by Briain Kelly on August 12, 2020 at 12:51 pm

    Galway City Council is seeking Expressions of Interest for the site of the former Tourist Information Office in Salthill to provide new economic, tourism, and community benefits to the area. The 0.13ha site of the tourist office is next to Galway Atlantaquaria, boldly situated right on the Salthill Promenade and looking over Galway Bay. This

  • The Druid returns to live theatre with DruidGregory
    by Briain Kelly on August 12, 2020 at 11:56 am

    Galway’s world famed Druid Theatre are returning to live performance with a rural tour of Galway centred of the works of Lady Gregory in September and October. Launching in the magical setting of Coole Park, DruidGregory will will include six of Lady Gregory’s one-act plays, performed by a company of 12 actors and musicians, and

  • Blackrock Diving Tower reopens with monitoring of crowds
    by Briain Kelly on August 12, 2020 at 9:47 am

    Blackrock Diving Tower is open again this morning with strict monitoring in place after the city council announced yesterday that it would be closed until further notice. Shortly before 1pm on Tuesday, the city council said that it was closing the popular Salthill beach and swimming spot due to “large crowds gathering and issues with

  • Neonatal ICU connecting parents with newborns via video at UHG
    by Briain Kelly on August 12, 2020 at 9:12 am

    The Neonatal ICU at University Hospital Galway is using technology to help new parents be close to their newborns, even when it’s not possible to be there in person. The NICU has introduced a new service called vCreate to take video clips of babies when they are being bathed, fed, or having time with mum