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Good News to Ease the Blues

It’s that time of year where each day rolls into one, it's cold, dreary, and the weather is all but good. However we've got some good news from the heart of Galway...

As always, This is Galway is here to provide you with some good news to ease those early January blues.

Galway food company continues growth with exciting supermarket deal

Galway food brand Roots and Shoots are continuing to grow nationally as their products will now be available in two popular stores across the country! By the end of this month, as part of a promotional special, Roots and Shoots will see their tasty plant-based meals for sale in both Lidl and Avoca stores nationwide. Congrats!

Athenry schoolboy receives rave reviews over wheelchair art

Joshua Whelan, a first year pupil with Cerebral Palsy has discovered his love of art and creativity by using the wheels of his wheelchair to paint. Social Media audiences were impressed by the Clarin College student after the school shared a picture of his first ever painting - an abstract of the Athenry town map. Good on you Joshua.

Huge funding given to Inverin woman’s life-changing medical treatment

Inverin local Ríona Ní Ghriallais and her colleague Conor Harkin founded ProVerum in 2016 at Trinity College Dublin. The company has come up with an innovative medical treatment for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) patients, which has recently completed a successful study at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and received approval for a trial from the US Food and Drink Administration.

Programme targeting future world of work launched at NUIG

‘Designing Futures’, a new educational programme set to prepare students for the complexity and uncertainty of future life and work, has been put in place at NUIG. The aim of the programme is to improve the employability rates of graduates by offering practical learning and skills development alongside their usual studies.

Tuam solar farm part of €140 million investment plan

Power Capital Renewable Energy (PCRE), an Irish solar photovoltaic company, has announced six ‘ready-to-build’ solar farms across Ireland, including one in Tuam! French investor Omnes Capital backed the acquisition and €140 million has been invested, allowing the plans to be moved along. The completed plan would make PCRE the largest independent solar power producer in the country.

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