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12-07-2018, 11:10   #1
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Bad News for Galway

Rusheen Bay water sports school is being auctioned off. Terrible News for the city..
http://www.advertiser.ie/galway/arti...al-group-urges

They have a Fundit page to see if they can save it

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22-07-2018, 12:18   #2
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It was sold at auction for €218,000

The fund me page only stands @ €2,975 so I guess that's the end of that unless someone supporting the group bought it?
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23-07-2018, 09:16   #3
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Thank you for the update. Gosh not a bad price. Difficult for community groups to find 'homes' in public buildings etc. because we're up against private money, which can move faster than a fundraising committee alas
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23-07-2018, 11:45   #4
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So why is the fund me page still active?

There is no mention on the fund page that the site was sold at auction last Friday, is that not bad form on those running the save campaign? What happens to any donations received since the sale?
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24-07-2018, 13:07   #5
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Galway Bay fm newsroom – One of Galway’s most unique watersports amenities – Rusheen Bay Windsurfing School in Barna has been sold to a private buyer despite a local effort to buy it

The school, which opened in 1995, has been closed since October last year, and went under the hammer at an asking price of 200 thousand euro last Friday

After 7 bids from the room it was sold by Colm O’Donnellan from O’Donnellan and Joyce Auctioneers for 218 thousand euro

Local campaigners had launched a crowd-funding effort in order to purchase the school and preserve it as a non-profit, community watersports amenity

They had concerns that it would be purchased by developer interests

However Colm O’Donnellan told Galway Bay fm news it was purchased by a private buyer and he believes the integrity of this wonderful amenity will be preserved

https://galwaybayfm.ie/rusheen-bay-w...ign-to-buy-it/
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