The Good News of Galway!
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The Good News of Galway!

We're here bringing you the good news of Galway! We love hearing all of the good news around the city and county and we have an incredible line up this week for you all.
You know the drill, every week we pull together our favourite stories to share with you, our lovely readers! Read on to see our picks for this week...

New Pedestrian Bridge Officially Opened

Galway’s newest pedestrian bridge has officially opened. Following months of construction and anticipation, the Salmon Weir Pedestrian and Cycle Bridge is open and a stunning addition to Galway’s landscape. Offering incredible views of the Corrib, the bridge provides a safe pathway across the river. Galway City Mayor, Councillor Clodagh Higgins and Minister for Transport, Eamon Ryan T.D., opened the pedestrian bridge on the 26th of May to the public. If you want to read more about the bridge, check out our blog post here!

Calendar Coffee Named 3rd Best Coffee Roaster in the World!

Galway’s own Calendar Coffee has been named the 3rd best coffee roaster in the entire world. On a list of the Top 50 Specialty Coffee Roasters compiled by Roastful, Calendar ranks 3rd among the best roasters from all over the globe. In the list, Roastful says, “We fell in love with Calendar at first… taste. Beyond their incredible roasting, they have implemented wonderful sustainable practices into their business, and at a very young age at that.” Congrats to Calendar for securing a top spot in this esteemed list!

Incredible Restoration of Galway Hooker, Supported by Galway Business

The Galway Hooker, 'Meaircín Joe' has set sail again in the Galway waters, thanks to an incredible restoration team. Bádóirí an Chladaigh, with support from The King’s Head, worked to preserve the expert craftsmanship and history associated with 'Meaircín Joe,’ a Galway Hooker first build in 1987 by the two O'Clochartaigh brothers, Meaircín and Joe. This marks an incredible milestone in the preservation of Galway’s rich maritime history. The ‘Meaircín Joe’ has now returned to Galway waters and join the fleet of Bádóirí an Chladaigh.

Gill Carroll of 56 Central Wins Irish Restaurant Award

Congratulations to Gill Carroll, the 56 Central Restaurant manager, for taking home the title of Best Restaurant Manager in Connacht! The Galway based restaurant attended the annual Irish Restaurant Awards this previous week, where Gill was recognised for her incredible work in the restaurant industry. This is an incredible achievement for Gill, and 56 Central. Congratulations!

Westend Summer Street Closures are BACK

Summer is officially here - the Westend street closures are back in action. After some minor delays, the Westend streets are now pedestrian friendly for the summer every night from 6pm. We love the street closures and seeing all the wonderful people of Galway bustling about! Pubs and restaurants have additional outdoor seating so you can enjoy the sunshine and a refreshing pint. What a great way to spend the summer days. Good news indeed my friends.

Feature Photo by @chaoshengzhang.

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