We're all about keeping things positive here at This is Galway so that's why, each week, we round up some good news from around the county to put a smile on your face!
GET LAUGHING FOR LET'S GET TALKING
If you missed out on tickets to Galway Comedy Festival Opening Gala, fear not; you can still catch all the action and fun on the live stream! All proceeds go to Let's Get Talking, who are a nonprofit Counselling & Psychotherapy Service providing accessible, professional, non-set fee therapy nationwide. Get your tickets here.
GALWAY FOOD PRODUCER WINS GOLD!
The famous Spiddal café and bakery, Builín Blasta has won an award at the Blas na hEireann awards for their Smoked Onion Mayo. The condiment is creamy, tangy, smoky & sweet and absolutely delicious. Pick up a jar at The Spiddal Craft Village or order one online here.
UNEMPLOYMENT DROP IN GALWAY
There has been a significant drop in Galway’s unemployment rate in the last month. Almost one thousand people, spread across the entire county, left the live register. The biggest drop was in the city which saw 438 people leave the register.
FESTIVAL FUNDING FINALISED
Funding for twelve community festivals has been approved by the Galway City Council. It was advertised by the council last month for local communities planning small festivals to apply for the grants to help bring them to life. The purpose of the scheme is to support events which are organised by local residents as a way to reconnect the community following the pandemic. Find the full list of events here.
GALWAY GETTING MORE AFFORDABLE HOUSING
The plans for social and affordable housing in Merlin Woods have moved forward. City councillors approved the development which is set to include 103 units, 85 of which are to be affordable homes. The builds will be two and three story buildings, including housing for those with disabilities.
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