Ballygar residents to fight mast plan

Residents in the Ballygar are planning to step up their campaign against a proposed O2 telecommunications mast planned for the Cloonlyon area by mobile phone company O2.   A decision on whether the mast receives planning permission is expected from Galway County Council on April 20th and a local action committee has been  set up in opposition to the plans. They are the Cloonlyon and Enviorns Action Group.   The committee held a rally in Ballygar after Mass on Easter Sunday and the speakers included local GP Martin Daly, Senator Michael Hanley, Deputy Paul Connaughton, Deputy Michael Kitt and others.   The committee also held a fund-raiser in Tierneys in Ballygar on Sunday night which was very successful. The committee meet every Thursday night and a spokesperson told The People on Wednesday that they are determined to oppose the mast going ahead.   ‘The mast will be 36 metres in heighth and the base alone is 6 metres. We don’t want this monstrosity in our back yard’ said the spokesperson.   ‘We are waiting for the decision of the council before we decide on what we will do next but our we will not be backing down’ she concluded.