Over 1 million euro has been allocated for community initiatives in Galway under the Town and Village Scheme.
The Scheme has allocated 20 milllion euro on towns and villages across the country this year.
Minister for Community Development Michael Ring approved the funding for 13 projects in Galway County.
€100,000 will be invested in Ballinasloe for footpath repaving and line marking.
Similarly, Loughrea will receive €100,000 for enhancements to the Loughrea Lake and an amenity area.
Fine Gael Senator and Seanad Spokesperson on Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, Maura Hopkins has confirmed that she has secured €3,000 in funding for the Larry Reynolds festival which takes place in Ballinasloe from September 8-10 September 2017.
Senator Hopkins stated, “This funding allocation is being made available from the Department of Culture, Heritage and Gaeltacht. I have been working closely with the festival committee and Minister Heather Humphries over some time to ensure that this funding was made available to support the festival for this year.”
“The festival now in it’s fourth year has continued to go from strength to strength. The festival plays an important role in helping to celebrate Irish music, culture and heritage in Ballinasloe and the surrounding region.”
“The festival commemorates the life and work of the late Larry Reynolds who hailed from Ahascragh outside Ballinasloe and emigrated to Boston in the 1950’s. Larry became a renowned fiddle player and throughout his life made an important contribution to the Irish culture in Boston and across North America.”
“The hardworking committee work tirelessly each year to continue to run and develop the festival each year. This funding is vitally important to allow them to continue to grow the festival. It is their dedication which allows this celebration of our culture to continue year after year. The festival has grown to become an important event on the festival calendar in the region.”
Senator Hopkins concluded, “It is so important to keep alive the rich traditions of Irish heritage and culture which are loved worldwide. In recognising that, it is very important for our Government to continue to recognise the value of providing ongoing and adequate funding to keep these traditions alive.”
The IDA’s Business and Technology Park in Ballinasloe is to undergo a series of infrastructure upgrades.
The contract for the works will include replacing road and footpath surfaces, improving signage and road markings, and the installation of LED lights throughout the park.
Senator Maura Hopkins, of Fine Gael, says the Ballinasloe Area Community Development company has worked hard to promote the town for business.
However, Senator Hopkins says the IDA needs to continue to provide more office accommodation to attract investment.
The fourth Larry Reynolds festival will take place from the 8th to the 10th of September.
If you have any queries or if the Féile Cheoil Larry committee can assist in any way, contact Kathryn Gibbons at 087 904 6140 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The now famous Zombie walk through Garbally woods takes place on both the 29th and 30th October.
Can you keep your nerve and walk the line? A simple 2k walk with your family, friends and a strange lantern wielding guide, who unfortunately knows what it's like on the other side ;-)
The walk will lead you deep into the infamous haunted woods of Garbally Estate where the darkness and shadows reveal some hideous surprises.
1) Suitable for 5years and upwards
2) Under 12s must be accompanied by an adult
3) Tickets cannot be swapped or exchanged for other times
4) Please arrive 15 mins before your allotted time to ensure a reduced queuing time
Children and adults taken by zombies .... may never be seen again ....
Tickets will more than likely sell out so make sure you get your tickets in time. Tickets can be purchased by clicking HERE
You can read all about last year's event by clicking here
This Friday promises to be a special evening with 'The Sarah Corcoran School Of Singing' proudly presenting a magical evening of song and music in Hayden's Hotel with all proceeds going to Cystic Fibrosis Ireland!
The admission to this event is €10 per adult, and children are free (16 and under).
There will be a donations box on the night for Cystic Fibrosis Ireland and a raffle with some beautiful prizes including singing lesson vouchers.
To find out more information or to book your tickets message Sarah Corcoran at 085 1178405.
See you there!
Creagh National School are hosting a Fun Run/Walk on 22nd May. There has been a change of start time because of funeral arrangements. Registration from 2pm at Creagh School. The race/walk will begin at 3pm.
Adults cost €10, Children €5 and a Family costs €20 to enter.
Refreshments will be served after in the School Hall.
For more information see www.creaghns.com
Fit Town has been the talk of the town for the last few weeks! 13th March 2016 marks the Finalé of Fit Towns in Ballinasloe with a fun-packed day to celebrate.
With Walking, Running, Cycling, Obstacle Races, Penalty shootouts, Face-painting, Dance, Crossbar Challenges - the challenge will be to not find something to do on the day!
So get down to GAA Clubhouse in Ballinasloe from 12:30pm to 4pm on Sunday 13th March.
For more information on Fit Town you can visit our section on this website or visit Fit Town's facebook page:
The track comprises of a 6-lane 400m oval, with an 8-lane 100m sprint lane. The track system is constructed in accordance with IAAF Guidelines and consists of a 10 to 12mm rubber crumb base mate of polyurethane bound rubber granules, and a 2-4mm fine crumb structural spray layer comprising EPDM granules in polyurethane liquor. These systems are used in athletics tracks all over the world to ensure consistency for competition facilities.
The opening hours to the public are as follows:
Monday: 10.00a.m. to 2.00p.m. & 2.30p.m. to 8.00p.m.
Tuesday : 10.00a.m. to 2.00p.m. & 2.30p.m. to 5.00p.m.
Wednesday: 10.00a.m. to 2.00p.m. & 2.30p.m. to 8.00p.m.
Thursday: 10.00a.m. to 2.00p.m. & 2.30p.m. to 5.00p.m.
Friday: 10.00a.m. to 2.00p.m. & 2.30p.m. to 8.00p.m.
Saturday: 10.00a.m. to 2.00p.m. & 2.30p.m. to 5.00p.m.
CLOSED ON PUBLIC AND BANK HOLIDAYS
Any sporting organisations that wish to use the track should contact Galway County Council, Ballinasloe Municipal District Office at 090-9642274.
Members of the public can attend the FIT4LIFE/Meet & Train programme.If you are interested in this or in joining Ballinasloe Athletics Club please contact Mick or Anne Burke of Ballinasloe Athletics Club on (087)6385575.
Click HERE to download the 2016 Roster
BOIL WATER NOTICE - BALLINASLOE PUBLIC WATER SUPPLY SCHEME
Date of Boil Water Notice: 6th of December 2015
Following advice from the Health Services Executive, Irish Water and Galway County Council are issuing a Boil Water Notice on the Ballinasloe Public Water Supply to protect consumers.
This notice applies to consumers on the Ballinasloe Public Water Supply and includes all areas supplied by the scheme i.e. Clontukert, Kiltormer, Laurencetown, Eyrecourt who must boil water before use. A map of the scheme, with a list of townlands, will be made available on www.water.ieas soon as possible.
1: Water must be boiled for:
You Must Boil Your Water for:
• Drinks made with water
• Preparation of salads and similar foods, which are not cooked prior toeating
• Brushing of teeth
• Making of ice
2: What can use water for:
You can use your Water for the following:
• Personal hygiene, bathing and flushing of toilets but not for brushing teeth or gargling.
• Boil water by bringing to a vigorous, rolling boil and allow to cool. Cover and store in a refrigerator or cold place. Water from the hot tap is not safe to drink.
Please ensure the following:
• Domestic water filters will not render water safe to drink.
• Caution should be taken when bathing children to ensure that they do not swallow the bathing water.
• Discard ice cubes in fridges and freezers and filtered water in fridges. Make ice from cooled boiled water.
4: Only use Prepared Water for the following situations.
Only use Prepared Water (boiled and cooled) for the following:
Note the following advice:
• Anyone suffering from diarrhoea (i.e. 3 or more loose bowel motions in a 24 hour period) for more than two days should contact their general practitioner and provide a stool sample for testing. They should continue to drink plenty of boiled or bottled water.
Copy of full notice on www.galway.ie
Irish Water Customer Contact Centre: 1890 278 278
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