The construction of a new motorway has been announced at the end of April. The project has started in May and should finish at the end of 2018. With 550 million of euros invested, the main goal of this project is to reduce travel time significantly, for example the journey between Tuam and Gort (around 60 kilometres) which will take 20 minutes less than before. Moreover, it shows the commitment of the Irish government to improving the infrastructure of transport not only around Dublin but also in the Province of Connacht with 57 kilometres of motorway, near Galway.
The reduction of travel time is not the only good point of this project, because there are also 450 jobs which will be created during this period. The companies Sisk, Lagan Construction Group and Roadbridge are in charge of this construction.
The Connemara Bog Week Festival 2014 is celebrating its 30th year and in spite of its name, it lasts 10 days. Between the 23rd of May and the 2nd of June 2014, you can walk, talk and enjoy the show. Poets, painters and musicians will be present and ensure you have a good time in front of the wonderful Connemara landscapes.
One of the characteristics of this festival is the presence of all ages. There are activities for all tastes: making music, painting, dancing, talking, walking… There are also conferences and guided walks as well as traditional Irish music with well-known local musicians such as The Kane Sisters.
The Festival takes place in Letterfrack. You have no reason to miss it if you are in the county of Galway!
25 new jobs have been announced by Hilco Capital, the owner of HMV that will reopen a store in Galway.
HMV is a retail company specialising in entertainment with products such as CD, DVD, games, books etc. They have also a selection of t-shirts.
The new store of 4,855 square meters will be located in Edward Square in the city-centre. The official launch date has not yet being announced.
Closed 14 months ago, the previous HMV in Edward Square resulted in the the loss of 12 jobs. With the opening of this new store, we estimate that now HMV and Xtra-Vison, both owned by Hilco Capital will employ more than 1000 people across Ireland.
Launched every year in May, The Galway Early Music Festival is an event that should grab your attention.
The festival celebrates baroque, medieval and renaissance music with a unique, relaxed and friendly atmosphere. The festival highlights: the medieval town of Galway and the artistic and cultural richness of the area.If you want to dive into a completely different universe that will help you discover a forgotten culture, go and check the official website. You will find all the dates and venues where the event of the Galway Early Music Festival will take place: http://www.galwayearlymusic.com/