Public Consultation on the proposed Salthill Temporary Cycleway

Public Consultation on the proposed Salthill Temporary Cycleway will commence on Friday 14th January 2022, (for two weeks).

Information including drawings, cross sections and FAQs on the two proposed options will be available online, at www.galwaycity.ie/SalthillTemporaryCycleway from Friday 14th January.  

Galway City Council welcomes observations on the two proposed options: 

Online – through an online form available at www.galwaycity.ie/SalthillTemporaryCycleway  

By post – to Transport, Galway City Council, College Road, Galway 

By email – to activetravel@galwaycity.ie 

Deadline for submissions is 4.00pm on Friday 28th January 2022.

Note there is no fee required to make a submission.

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There’s only One Number 1

Congratulations to up and coming Galway singer/composer Katelyn Molloy on having her own composition “I Still Love You All The Same” voted Downda Road Radio’s Irish Country Song of the Year.

Next up for Katelyn is taking part in the new series of Glór Tíre with the first shows airing on TG4 in a month’s time.

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The Christmas Crib (The Nativity)

Christmas Crib

No room in the Inn.

So born in a stable.

Just a manger full of straw for a cradle.

Centre stage is the infant Jesus.

The miracle God Child sent to save us.

The angel brought good tidings of great joy,

when announcing the birth of this little boy.

Just as the shepherds by the angel had been told,

He lay wrapped in swaddling clothes to protect him from the cold.

Under his parents’ watchful gaze,

the shepherds offered their adoration and their praise.

When just a little more time passed by,

He received the Adoration of the Magi.

Three wise men , kings from the East they were.

They found the infant king by following a star.

They lay before him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.

gold as a symbol of kingship on earth,

frankincense as a symbol of deity,

despite the humble scene of the Nativity.

And myrrh (an embalming oil) as a symbol of death to come,

from which His Resurrection our salvation won.

Warned not to return to Herod in a dream,

they left for their own country by another path, unseen.

Two thousand years since that time has passed. by.

Yet the message of hope is still fresh for you and I.

And every Christmas we recall to mind,

The birth of the Saviour as a Child.

The message of Christmas is one of hope and love.

And that we are all children of God above.

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I wish a very happy and peaceful Christmas to everyone, and a prosperous new year. Take care of yourselves and each other. Be mindful of but not afraid of the problems we face and help each other through them.

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Update on proposed Cycle Lane along Salthill Promenade

Below a copy of the memo prepared by Galway City Council to provide an update on the City Council’s progress on the motion on putting a cycleway along the PROM in Salthill.

The motion passed by councillors, apparently without debate was:

“That Galway City Council shall urgently seek to create a two-way segregated cycle track on a temporary basis along the coastal side of Salthill promenade, specifically the R336 from the junction with Grattan Road up to the junction of the Prom/Blackrock Tower and a one way cycle track from the latter junction up to where the R336 meets with the R337, and shall immediately apply for COVID 19 funding or any available alternative source of funding to facilitate this”.

Possible repercussions of this could potentially be a one way traffic system for motor vehicles along the Prom, rerouted traffic through other areas, longer bus and other motor journeys and longer journey times, increased emissions due to driving longer routes, more congestion on alternative routes, loss of parking spaces and taxi rank spaces.

Read or download the report below.

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Voting now open for Irish Country Star of the Year

We had a fantastic and varied selection of nominations from the station’s DJ’s and backroom staff. All you need to do now is to get voting! Please see the link below! Voting is now open. You can vote once a Day up until the 27th of December and don’t forget to like our page to be in with a chance of winning our Come Join the music T-Shirt . What are you waiting for … get voting https://downdaroadradio.com/irish-song-of-the-year.html

No prizes for guessing who we are voting for.

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A Nice Way to do Business

This came up in my Facebook feed. I thought it such a nice way for a new outfit to do business and am happy to share it here. The text read as follows:

“This year so far has been absolutely amazing for us, having started in April with nothing more than my laptop and kitchen table to having our busiest month helping 8 people find new homes in November, now with Danny on the team I can’t wait to see what 2022 has in store.

👨‍👩‍👧‍👦We couldn’t achieve any of this without all the homeowners and families that have put their trust in us to help them and now we want to give back.

🏥 For every new listing we take on in December we will donate €250 from our fee to the Galway hospice in the name of the homeowner. The Galway Hospice has been close to both our hearts having helped family members through some of the toughest times and hopefully, we can help them out in our own small way this Christmas.

💸 We have set really big goals in how much we want to donate and would really appreciate it if you could share this as far and wide as you can.”

Of course you do not need to be selling a house to make a donation. You can donate directly to Galway Hospice via https://galwayhospice.ie/donate/

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New Series of Glór Tíre airing on TG4 in January

A new crop of talented musicians will take to the stage for the new series of Glór Tíre with the first shows airing on TG4 in January 2022. New contestants will be mentored this year by some of the top names in Country music.

Among them the talented Katelyn Molloy whose mentor for the program is Ciarán Rosney.

Following hot on the heels of her chart topping single “I’ll still love you all the same“, it looks like a busy time in store for Katelyn.

The competition has traditionally been hosted in The Quays in Galway, but the new series will be hosted in the Claregalway Hotel. One to look forward to.

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Last Posting Dates for Christmas 2021

The latest posting dates with An Post to ensure delivery before Christmas. 
Direct Mail
Publicity Post December 6
To have your Publicity Post mailing delivered the week commencing December 6 an application must reach the Direct Mail Team by Friday, November 19.

PostAim December 6
To have your PostAim mailing land before December 24, ensure your mailing is presented to the Mail Centre on December 6, before 12 noon.
To find out more about our direct mail media services email post.media@anpost.ie

International mail delivery times are estimates and subject to local postal operator delays. 

Customers should note that there will be no mail collection on December 24th. There will be no mail delivery or collection on December 28th.

International Courier Service is only available at selected Post Offices.+ Last Posting Dates may be subject to change due to Covid-19.
  We will keep you fully informed at anpost.com/Christmas.

Christmas Stamp Booklets

Get 20 x “N” stamps for €20. That is a saving of €2 on National Postage. If you have a lot of posting to do within Ireland make a small saving by buying these booklets. Every little bit helps.

For more see https://salthillservices.wordpress.com/cost-savings/ .

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House for Sale

House for sale.

Perfect in every detail.

What a bargain!

South facing garden,

Not overlooked.

Once you see it your hooked.

And did I mention,

Its got location, location, location.

Two minute walk to the beach.

Shops and schools within easy reach.

Four-bed Semi-detached.

Of quality that won’t be surpassed.

BER rating is an A.

With views of the Bay.

A haven of peace and serenity,

Yet, close to every amenity.

Plenty of parking available.

Area exclusive and highly desirable.

If this is the place you’d like to own,

Get the auctioneer on the phone.

Call Liam on mobile 087 643 55 32.

And arrange a time to go and view.

Don’t delay.

Make an offer today.

Deposit secures.

Shortly after it’s yours.

This simply screams this could be the house of your dreams.

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Autumn Shades

October coming to an end, November on the way.

Means longer night and shorter day.

Some leaves their colour simply fades,

While others blush with autumn shades.

A cooler wind blows them to ground,

And scatters them with rustling sound.

Morning or evening sun sometimes dazzling bright.

As if with winter’s approach, puts up a last ditch fight.

At evening time, if it is not too bad a day,

We get scarlet clouds beneath the grey.

The time of year has come to pass,

When no further need to cut the grass.

The clock will soon go one hour back.

So early rising won’t be so black.

Halfway between equinox and solstice,

Not always, but sometimes can be quite nice.

But autumn nights that bit colder,

Remind me that, (like the year,) I’m getting older.

Approaching the Autumn of my life,

I made it here with more joy than strife.

It has been filled with colours of many shades.

And hopefully more before it fades.

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