Maintenance Needed in Salthill Park and Surrounding Area

‘The photograph above is of the area just inside the Northwest corner of Salthill Park, beside the ESB substation.

There used always be some flooding here, but it’s become larger and more long-lasting since the Council tarmacked the pathway in recent years, and the surrounding grassed area is becoming swampy. As one local resident put it, “the law of unintended consequences.” A little bit of remedial work is required to drain the excess water away before we end up with someone suffering a serious injury or fatality. Some people are forced out onto the roadway and put themselves at risk.

The footpaths along Rockbarton Road and Ardnamara are in a terrible state with uneven and broken curbs adding further potential for injury in an area which according to the last census had one of the highest proportions of elderly people in the country, and for whom a fall can have serious consequences.

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Councillors approve €113m budget for the city next year

Councillors voted yesterday (14/11/22) to approve a €113m budget for the city next year.

An amendment was proposed and passed that saw €650 thousand diverted primarily from the local authority’s electric vehicle allocation.

It was reported on Galway Bay FM this morning that this would instead be invested in a wide range of community allocations, including public lighting projects and floodlights at Pearse Stadium, a pregnancy loss garden and a study on tidal pools in Salthill.

The plan also includes €25,000 for a Glenard Crescent amenity and active travel initiative.

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A Night for Ollie – Clayton Hote

A Night for Ollie – Clayton Hotel Galway, 7.45pm Saturday November 5th, 2022.

Well-known Galway sportsman Ollie Keogh was the victim of an unprovoked attack outside the family home in August 2022. Ollie suffered life threatening injuries which left him in the Intensive Care Unit of University College Hospital. He will be off work as a self-employed musician for the foreseeable future and is faced with considerable medical costs.

A fundraising concert to support Ollie with his recovery will take place in The Clayton Hotel.

Music will be from Point (friends and members of Pyramid), Katelyn Molloy, Corina K and Feedback.

Tickets are €10

Tickets can be got from…/a-night-for-ollie-tickets…

From  from Donnie Farragher (086) 2457400; Willie Grant (085) 7553120; and Ronan Coleman (087) 6972823.

Or from McGinns Hop House, Woodquay; Mervue United Football Club; Londis, Mervue and on Saturday night on the door at The Clayton Hotel.

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Help Protect Your Property

Items like bicycles, electronics, farm machinery, jewellery and more are potential targets of thieves. Often the gardaí will recover stolen items but not know who the rightful owner is.

Property that is clearly marked is less attractive to a thief as it is more difficult to sell on. Should it be recovered by the gardaí, then if it is appropriately marked, it is more likely to be reunited with its owner. If you use your Eircode as an identifying mark, then the property can be traced back as belonging at your address. You could also use a UV ink pen to mark your property. Record information on items that are not suitable for marking, such as passports.

Photograph and record the unique information associated with your property and back it up to the cloud. Should your items be stolen, this record means you have to hand all the details needed to report this to An Garda Síochána and your insurance company.

  • Name
  • Description
  • Value in euro/€
  • Category
  • Property type
  • Make
  • Model
  • Serial Number
  • Receipt
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You have an extra hour this morning – so no rush

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Success Manual


I hope things are going well for you at the moment.

I have long been interested in how to maximise learning, personal development and in general how to live a successful life. Over my six decades on this planet I have learnt a few things. One is that many people who are highly successful in one area (such as business) often fail to carry this competence and success into other areas of their lives, even though they have already developed the required skills. Compartmentalising different aspects of one’s work or life in general often makes it more manageable. But being too rigid in compartmentalising can often mean that one fails to transfer appropriate knowledge and skills already acquired from one area to another.

Another is that we often fail to appreciate the accumulated effects of consistent small changes over time, either for good or for bad. We seek out big changes that we want to happen all of a sudden, but such changes are usually hard to come by.

We all want to be happy, but those who consciously chase happiness fail to find it. The secret is not to look for it, but to have a generally positive attitude, find something you want to achieve, and in achieving that something happiness just appears.

Circumstances can influence the degree of success or failure at any given point in your life, but over the long run the biggest contributor is the collection of habits you engage in consistently over the course of your life.

As to the question, “What is Success”. That is very much up to each of us to decide for ourselves.

I have taken what I have learnt from my own experience and what I have learnt from others to produce the “Success Manual: What does success mean for you and how do you achieve it?

Success Manual Introduction – YouTube

This Success Manual course is a self-paced, online course designed to help you to:

  • Decide what you consider success in life to be for yourself.
  • Develop a model to understand the elements of success.
  • Help you decide on and clarify your goals and to prioritise them.
  • To understand the importance of habits, how to develop good habits and eliminate bad habits without relying solely on willpower.
  • Know what are the life skills and the characteristics of successful people.
  • Help you identify your various assets and understand the power of compounding their value over time.
  • Realise that achieving success involves following a well established process that you adapt to your own particular requirements..
  • Use the course workbook to help you along your journey of personal growth and development from starting with some self-analysis and onward to a successful life.
  • Help yourself along this journey by pointing to other useful resources.

Course can be purchased at

For the month of October, it can be purchased for €10 instead of the usual €100. This is mainly to facilitate offering it to students who studied already with me, but the offer is open to anyone who wishes to avail of it. Feel free to forward this via email or social media to any of your contacts that you think might be interested in it.

Should you decide to purchase, make sure the special offer price is highlighted after you hit the enroll button.

Best regards,

Noel Molloy

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Road Closure from Claddagh Quay Westbound to Barna Road Junction next Saturday

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Galway City Council has made an order closing:

Salthill & Claddagh (R336): From Claddagh Quay Westbound to Barna Road Junction.

So, for example, traffic going south towards the sea along Rockbarton Road will not be allowed turn right along the Prom.

Period of Closure: From 7.30am – 3.30pm, on 1st October 2022

Reason: To facilitate the Galway Bay Marathon, Half-Marathon and 10K

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Busy Day in Salthill for Cannon Ball Run

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Well done to all involved

Well done to all involved in organising and running the Streets of Galway road race yesterday evening.

In summary the event was:

  • Well organised.
  • Efficiently run.
  • Well marshalled.
  • Took consideration of and liaised with the residents in the areas through which it was run.
  • Invited them to take part if they wished.
  • Keep people well informed well in advance, closer to the day and on the day.
  • Was well signposted with clear, visible signage that was immediately removed on completion of the event.
  • Did an immediate and complete clean up as the last runners passed.
  • Was inclusive and facilitated serious elite runners and those who took part for fun., to raise funds for charity or to meet some private personal target.
  • It catered for ages from young to some in their 80s, all getting equal encouragement from spectators.

People not taking part in the run stopped on the paths along the route or came to their doors and gateways to clap and cheer to encourage the participants.

Again well done.

Some other organisations could learn a lot from them.

Running along Rockbarton Road

Liam, one of the more senior runners took a moment to acknowledge these cheering on
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Burst Water Main – Seamus Quirke Road (Thurs 28.07.2022)

A water main has burst at the playing pitches on Seamus Quirke Road this morning (Thursday 28.07.2022).

Water has been redirected where possible, with repairs on-going throughout the day.

During repairs, higher areas may be without water, with lower pressure in other areas.

Areas affected are shown in the map above.

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