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On your bike – Galway’s westend Bike Buffet

Galway’s westend along with Connemara Greenway Alliance are organising a cycle buffet to celebrate the food and cycling cultures of Galway.

The Bike Buffet will take place on Saturday 16th June from 3pm. Starting at 3pm from John Keoghs Gastropub and finishing in Fr Burke Park at 6pm, the 2018 Bike Buffet will explore Galway on two wheels.  Led by the Connemara Greenway Alliance, participants will enjoy cycling safely around Galway and of course some westend food treats.

After the cycle Mr Whippy will be playing summer sounds and Blue Teapot Theatre company will be screening their award-winning Sanctuary.

Working with eateries in Galway westend, there will be three courses served with a starter in John Keoghs, then a cycle to a secret location for an alfresco main course from Dela Restaurant. Then cycle back to the Westend for dessert by Kai Restaurant and an outdoor movie screening which will be served in Fr Burke Park.

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The westend Bike Buffet started in 2017, it was ran a pilot scheme as part of National Bike week. The event is aimed at locals and tourists and everyone that can cycle can take part so children and adults. Bringing food and activity together is a real way of integrating people. The cycle is very doable so people of all fitness abilities can enjoy.

Food has become central to life in Galway’s westend with every restaurant and pub now very much on the map nationally from multiple award wins.

“We want to bring people into this area to explore it and through food we can do this. This year we will also be bringing in a technical element by screening Sanctuary, by Blue Teapot Theatre Company. This screening would take place in Fr Burke Park in Galway’s westend. It will be the last stop on the Bike Buffet and where Kai Restaurant will serve the dessert on the buffet trail,” said a spokesperson for the Westend Traders Association.

Tickets, €30 for the Bike Buffet are available on www.roisindubh.net or in house from Dela Restaurant on Dominick Street.

Surmodics, Inc. To Invest €9.5m In R&D, €7.0m In Facility Development And Create 100 New Jobs In Ballinasloe, Co. Galway

June 13th 2016 – Ballinasloe, Co. Galway. Minister for Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation Mary Mitchell O’Connor TD has announced the creation of 100 new jobs by Lifesciences technologies company Surmodics.

It follows the company’s acquisition of Creagh Medical in Ballinasloe Co. Galway in November 2015.

Surmodics has headquarters in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA, and operates in two areas of the Lifesciences industry, Medical Devices and In Vitro Diagnostics. The company plans to develop the Ballinasloe operations, by investing more than €7M in facility development, including the recently acquired building, and creating 100 new jobs above the current base of 32 over the next five years. The company will invest a further €9.5M in two significant research and development (R&D) projects in its new Galway facility.

The development is supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation through IDA Ireland.

The company will continue to be located in Creagh Medical’s existing 30,000 sq. ft. facility in Ballinasloe. The R&D investment represents a significant step-up in R&D capability for the facility and will require a high level of engineering, chemistry and scientific skill.

Tom Greaney was previously CEO of Creagh Medical and has joined Surmodics as VP of Global Operations and General Manager of the Ballinasloe operation.

Speaking at today’s announcement, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Mary Mitchell O’Connor said “This company is at the cutting edge of innovative Life Sciences Research and Development and the expansion of their newly acquired facility in Ballinasloe is very welcome news and a vote of confidence in the skilled Irish workforce. Companies like Surmodics help develop some of the next generation of Life Sciences products, thereby further enhancing Ireland’s position in this sector. 100 jobs for Galway is great news as one of my priorities as Minister is to ensure employment growth across the regions. Only a strong economy supporting people at work can pay for services needed to create a fair society. This will ensure a more inclusive prosperity for all. I wish Surmodics and their workforce the very best for the future.”

“Surmodics is proud of our talented team of employees and our new state-of-the-art facility for medical device R&D and manufacturing in Ballinasloe.  “We are pleased to have established a presence in a location where we can hire and develop highly skilled medtech personnel as we continue to invest in our vision of developing highly differentiated product solutions. We value and appreciate the support we have received from IDA Ireland for those developments.”

Gary R. Maharaj, president and chief executive officer of Surmodics. 

CEO of IDA Ireland, Martin Shanahan said: “Surmodics’ plans to develop its newly acquired operation in Galway is great news for Ballinasloe and for the region. IDA is focused on delivering investments into regions, and I’m delighted that Ballinsaloe has proved to be a suitable location for retaining and developing this new name in the Irish Medtech cluster.Its location between Galway and Athlone and their respective Medtech clusters and third level institutes will act as an excellent regional reference seller to other potential investors. I wish them all the very best.”

For more information on the new roles go to: www.creaghmedical.com/careers or email careers@creaghmed.com for more information on specific roles.

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