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PLAN TO CONSERVE CITY WALLS NOW ON PUBLIC DISPLAY

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Date Published: 17-Jan-2013

The plan to conserve the city’s medieval walls is now on public display.

It sets out a path for the future care for the walls with the objective of increasing the public awareness of this part of Galway’s heritage.

The biggest section of the walls are in the Eyre square shopping centre which is on private land, while another long section is at the Spanish Arch.

The walls were one of the most prominent monuments built by the corporation and various elements such as the great gates and towers gave Galway a strong urban character.

The draft Galway city walls conservation management and interpretation plan is now available to view online at the city council website and at City Hall on College Road.

Heritage office at Galway City council Jim Higgins says the plan aims to make the city walls more accessible to the public.

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Galway has country’s largest population of young people

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Date Published: 07-May-2013

Galway has a population of young people which is more than twice the national average.

According to information gathered by the Central Statistics Office, Galway’s population of 20 to 24 year olds is more than twice the national average.

The number of 25-34 year olds in Galway is also more than the norm nationally, with the two main colleges thought to be the main reason.

However immigration in Galway is much higher than in other areas at 19.4 percent, compared to the national average of 12 percent.

 

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Call for direct donations to city charity shops

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Date Published: 07-May-2013

A city councillor is encouraging people to donate goods directly to charity shops.

It follows allegations of thefts from clothes banks in Galway and across the country in recent months.

However, cameras are in place at some clothes banks and surveillance is carried out by local authorities.

Speaking on Galway Talks, Councillor Neil McNeilis said the problem of theft from clothes banks is widespread.

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Galway ‘Park and Ride’ could become permanent

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Date Published: 07-May-2013

A park ‘n’ ride scheme from Carnmore into Galway city could become a permanent service if there is public demand.

That’s according to the Chief Executive of Galway Chamber of Commerce, Michael Coyle.

The pilot scheme will begin at 7.20 next Monday morning, May 13th.

Motorists will be able to park cars at the airport carpark in Carnmore and avail of a bus transfer to Forster Street in the city.

Buses will depart every 20 minutes at peak times and every 30 minutes at offpeak times throughout the day, at a cost of 2 euro per journey.

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