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Good News to Ease the Blues

Here's your weekly dose of good news from the heart of Galway! Continue reading to put a smile on that beautiful face of yours...

Sod Turned on World Class New Pedestrian Bridge in Galway

TD Hildegarde Naughton joined Mayor of Galway Colette Connolly this week to turn the first sod on the new pedestrian and cyclist bridge that will cross the River Corrib next to Salmon Weir Bridge at Newtownsmith. The first new bridge to span the Corrib in over 30 years will cater to both pedestrians and cyclists, facilitating a seamless and natural flow from either side of the river, while creating an iconic focal point for locals and tourists alike to take in the views of the River Corrib, the Salmon Weir, Galway Cathedral and wildlife along with the natural and built heritage in the area. This bridge will provide not only a piece of transport infrastructure, but an architectural and urban amenity space. We can't wait to see the results!

Galway Lady Captains LFC to Glory

If you didn't know that the captain of Liverpool FC Women was a Galway lady, you should know now! Niamh Fahey's team won the Women's Championship in England over the weekend, with the Galwegian leading the trophy lift as the Reds return to the Women’s Super League. Hon Niamh!

Galway Going GAA GAA

It would be remiss of us to bring you this week's Good News without mentioning that epic battle in McHale Park over the weekend, out of which Gaillimh came victorious. The Galway Footballers bate Mayo and we are still buzzing about it, to be honest. Gaillimh Abú

The Dean is Finally Open

One of the most hotly-anticipated Galway openings is here as The Dean in Bohermore has finally opened its doors! Continuing the trend of stylish, colourful design that can be found in their other hotels across the country, The Dean Galway mixes modern with classical to evoke a sense of 1920s New York, The Titanic and fanciness of that era while also being comfy and with all the mod cons. The Elephant & Castle Bar and Restaurant downstairs is a gorgeous space with vaulted ceilings, lots of brass, great cocktails and, of course, their famous chicken wings. It's Sophie's Rooftop Bar & Restaurant that really steals the show though, with panoramic views that stretch from The Clare Hills right around to the Connemara mountains with Galway Cathedral, River Corrib and more in between.

Brite Campaigning for a Brite Future in Galway

Colin Barry, CEO of Brite Mobility, hosted a meeting this week at the Atlantic Technological University on the expansion of its shared ebike micromobility service. The firm supplies ebikes and emopeds via an app with a target market of cities, corporate or university campuses. In a presentation to city councillors, Brite Mobility will outline the group’s findings for the past nine months in Galway, and its plans for Salthill and East Galway micro mobility hubs.

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