County Council News, August 2010

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Sod Turning for Ring Road

The sod turning for the Northern Ring Road took place last Wednesday 1st July at Park. The County Major, Jimmy McClearn did the honours and also attending were many council officials, Loughrea area councillors and some local people and landowners. This section of Ring Road will connect the Tuam Road and the Moanbaun Road. We are lucky that the grant of 1.5 million euro has been preserved and work will proceed immediately after the Galway Races. The ceremony makes a huge step forward for this project, which will re-orientate development around the town and allow the upgrade of the centre of the town in years to come.

Yellow Lines Upgrade

By the time you read this I expect that yellow lines will be added to a number of streets and roads around the area. Most urgent were those at Station Road, around the VEC H.Q., which has been a traffic blackspot because of congestion. l expect lines to be put in place on a stretch of the New Line where cars constantly park in front of residents gates and too close to the junctions.

Walled Towns Weekend

Walled Towns Day this year becomes Walled Towns’ weekend with an expanded mini festival on the weekend of the 22nd August. This is organized between Galway County Council and the Athenry Heritage Centre with the co-operation of Athenry Castle and the OPW. The weekend is financed largely through agrant from the Heritage Council, which marks Athenry’s importance as Ireland’s premier Medieval Walled Town. Keep an eye on local press and advertising for the programme.

This Article was first published in East Galway News and Views, July / August  2010

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Written by Peter Feeney

Published here 19 Apr 2024 and originally published July / August 2010

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