Community Matters: Portumna

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On today’s show:


Jim Hynes and Muirne Goode introduce us to the town and their time living there.

Paul Dillon talks about what Portumna has to offer and Dick Ridge speaks about his time serving abroad in the army.

Dolores O’Shea and Faye Mulvaney speak about the history of Portumna.


Eugene McEntee Snr and Eugene McEntee Jnr talk all things sport and Eugene Jnr tells his story of relearning to walk after a lower back injury.

Dave O’Connell has the Connacht Tribune headlines for the day.

Patsy Bleech of the Lions Club and Gerry Blake from Ability West give an insight into their work in the local community.

Noelle Lynskey and Jackie Hogan are with us to talk about arts and culture in the area.


Local sporting heroes Daithi Frawley, Niall Hayes and James O’Meara share their stories.

Sabrina Fallon is with us to talk about her music career and perform a song.

Phil Coleman talks about the need for more disability awareness and accessibility in Portumna.

Local publican Adrian Hoare talks about the trade in the town and Mark O’Reilly tell us about his band Hot Fuss heading to the olympics.

‘Community Matters’ broadcasts every second Friday morning from 9am on Galway Bay FM

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