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Connecting Galway Bay Communities

A series of public meetings will take place in Ballyvaughan, Maree and Kinvara over the coming week which are intended to reconnect the ‘Land and the Sea communities’ of South East Galway Bay from Rinville Point to Blackhead Point and the villages and towns within its catchment.       

The meetings are being organised by CuanBeo, a recently-formed community based organisation established with the mission to improve the quality of life, environment, economy and heritage around Galway Bay. CuanBeo means ‘The Living Bay.’

Galway Bay - Kinvara. Photo courtesy Ruairi O Conchuir

The organisation says that it is “specifically working to reconnect the ‘Land and the Sea communities’ of South East Galway Bay from Rinville Point to Blackhead Point and the villages and towns within its catchment. “ 

Three public meetings will be held next week - in the Maree Community Centre (17 April), Merriman Hotel, Kinvara (18 April) and the Burren College of Art, Ballyvaughan (19 April). The meetings will start at 7.30 p.m.and will end by 9.00 p.m., the organisers say.

“The public meetings will give locals a chance to get involved with CuanBeo and to meet staff from agencies involved in the development of Galway Bay and adjoining land areas on the Clare and Galway coast,” the organisation has said. “ The evening will include an overview of the work of CuanBeo, the economic, heritage, community and recreational value of the Bay and the work of CuanBeo in reconnecting the Land and Sea communities of South East Galway Bay.”

There is more information on the websiite: www.cuanbeo.com 

The meetings are being organised with the support of the Waters and Communities Office