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Bus Shelters

Recently I wrote once again to the Regional Manager for Bus Eireann in relation to the provision of bus shelters in the village of Claregalway. Since then I have followed up with a telephone call on the 31st. May. The regional manager was under the impression that a planning application for the bus shelters had been lodged with Galway Co. Co. by the company who erect these shelters called Clear All.

Clarification is now being sought as to the present position. It is important that these shelters are erected before the onset of another winter.

Footbridge over Clare River in the Village

I fully support the efforts of the Educate Together School in having a footbridge constructed over the Clare River in the village of Claregalway. The present situation is very dangerous as the road narrows at the bridge and a large number of children have to cross this bridge each day going to and from school. I have written to the Director of Services for Roads and Transportation at Galway Co. Co. and I am waiting for his reply.

Speed Limits

Galway Co. Co. have approved the extension of the 50 KM speed limits on the roads approaching Claregalway. In consultations with the NRA and the Gardaí the council decided to deal with the villages and towns first. I have asked the council to extend the 50 KM speed limits to the country roads in the area. Some people may have seen 50 KM signs on some of the country roads around Claregalway these were only temporary speed limits put in place by the council while road works were in progress.

Traffic Hazards in the village of Claregalway.

On June 1st. at 8.30 a.m. a senior official from Galway Co. Co. met with representatives of the Lakeview Estate Residents Association in Claregalway. This visit was arranged by Deputy Noel Grealish who was also in attendance along with myself. The official took note of the issues and we now expect that he will draw up plans to deal with the safety issues raised. In the meantime I would appeal to motorists not to block up the yellow box at the entrance to the Lakeview Estate.

Golden Mile of Galway

It is that time of the year again when applications are being sought for those interested in entering for the Golden Mile Awards. This is a competition which is run each year by Galway Co. Co. Galway Rural Development Company , Comhar na nOileán, Forum Connemara and Galway County Heritage Forum. There will be six awards made this year. The closing date for receipt of completed application forms is July 30th. The competition is confined to either a local primary, local secondary or local tertiary road. Judging will take place in September by an independent panel of judges. Application forms and further information can be had from
Marie Mannion,
Heritage Officer,
Galway Co. Co.,
Prospect Hill,


Congratulations to Carnmore man Greg Cunningham who recently earned his first cap playing for the Irish Soccer Team . May we wish him continued success?

As usual feel free to contact me any day or evening at 798136 or mobile 087-6360242 or you can e-mail me at [email protected].