Cuan Beo recently hosted a series of three public meetings which took place in the Maree Community Centre , Merriman Hotel, Kinvara and the Burren College of Art, Ballyvaughan. These were designed as listening events – Let’s Talk About Galway Bay – and drew very large audiences to all three venues. The public meetings were also very strongly supported by the two local authorities and the various agencies involved in Galway Bay.
The public meetings gave locals a chance to get involved with Cuan Beo and to meet staff from various agencies involved in the management and development of Galway Bay and adjoining land areas on the Clare and Galway coast. The evening included an overview of the work of Cuan Beo, the economic, heritage, community and recreational value of the Bay and the work of Cuan Beo in reconnecting the Land and Sea communities of South East Galway Bay.
As you know we are a not-for-profit community led organisation and a lot of work went into these events behind the scenes so we were very much encouraged by the response we have received.
Thank you to those who provided feedback on the evening and if you did not get an opportunity to do so or would like to do so now we would welcome this.
The input from members of the public will help inform Cuan Beo’s strategic plan and will be discussed further at Cuan Beo’s upcoming AGM in the Burren Enterprise Centre, Kinvara on the 24th May. All are welcome.
Please also connect with us on our social media accounts and we will endeavour to keep these updated with our progress
Also if you are interested that wonderful video shown at the public meetings about the Native oyster dredging is available here https://cuanbeo.com/video/
We were also afforded the opportunity to have our say on “Clare FM” and “This Island Nation” podcast links below
Clare FM here: http://www.clare.fm/podcasts/ballyvaughan-meeting-living-bay-initiative/
This Island Nation here: https://www.mixcloud.com/CRY104FM/this-island-nation-16th-april-2018/
The public meetings were organised by CuanBeo with the support of the Waters and Communities Office www.watersandcommunities.ie.