Galway News

George McDonagh’s ‘Saturday Six’

Racing in Ireland on Saturday (16th December) is in Fairyhouse. Cross-channel, there are meetings in Doncaster, Hereford, Cheltenham, Newcastle and Wolverhampton. With his ‘Saturday Six’ predictions, here’s Galway Bay FM’s George McDonagh.
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Search for missing Clifden man ends after body found

The search for a man reported missing from Clifden has been stood down this morning after the discovery of a body. John Hand (38) was reported missing from the Clifden area this week. An Garda Síochána have now called off the search after the discovery of a body in the Moycullen area. A statement from […] Galway Daily …


Galway man recognised with Young Property Professional award

A Galway man has been awarded with the Young Property Professional Award for 2023. Ryan Hanley of Rooney Real Estate & Blackthorn Property is a recent graduate and a co-owner of two property industry offerings. The award recognises an individual who has been in the industry for less than 10 years, and has shown entrepreneurial […]
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Galway Active Retirement team takes 2nd place at National Bowls Competition

Members of the Turloughmore 1 Active Retirement bowls team have taken home one of the top prizes at the 2023 Active Retirement Ireland National Indoor Mats Bowling Competition in Kerry this week. Turloughmore 1 team members Catherine Woods, John O’Donovan, Billy Woods and skip John Ridge were presented with the 2023 large bowls plate runners-up prize by Active […] Galway Daily …


Digital intimacy and STI awareness among events focus of SHAG Week at UG

Digital intimacy, sexual positivity and STI awareness will be focused on at SHAG Week in the University of Galway from tomorrow. The Sexual Health Awareness and Guidance Week will also offer free STI clinics, including rapid HIV and Syphilis testing by Sexual Health West Students’ Union President Dean Kenny says it’s important that students can […]
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Salthill-based man wins Teagasc forest photo competition

Adrian Nolan, who is living in Salthill, has taken home a top prize in Teagasc’s national photo competition. Adrian’s capture of mushrooms in Barna Woods was awarded the adult prize in the Trees and Biodiversity category Adrian, a member of Oughterard Camera Club, will receive a €300 voucher for his winning shot. He’ll also be […]
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Kristy Verenga explores Who Am I? in Gort

Experimental artist Kristy Verenga has opened her Who Am I? exhibition which combines media to explore the question at The Gallery Café in Gort. Kristy uses painting and sculpture to build the world that she calls home, these abstract and symbolic narratives are an expression of her daily experience. Using oil paint on a wax […] Galway Daily …


Michael Fitzmaurice accuses Michael D. Higgins of “bare faced hypocrisy” over flooding comments

Local TD Michael Fitzmaurice is accusing President Michael D. Higgins of “bare faced hypocrisy” over comments on the severe flooding in the south of the country. Speaking in Rome on Friday, President Higgins said that Government policy on flood defences must be improved. But Deputy Fitzmaurice says in 1997, while then a Government Minister, Micheal […]
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Back to back medical evacuations for Aran Islands RNLI

It was a busy evening for the Aran Islands RNLI station this week as the lifeboat was called out for back to back medical evacuations. On Wednesday evening, at approximately 7:10pm the station was put on call following a report that a patient on Inis Mór was in need of further medical attention. The patient […] Galway Daily …


Two ATU students from Galway win awards at Worldskills National Final

Galway Bay FM newsroom-ATU has won six awards at this year’s Worldskills National Final in Dublin-including two ATU Galway apprentices. Keith Roberts from Ballyconneely won the Cabinetmaking category for ATU Connemara, while Joe Kelly from Ballinasloe won the Joinery category for ATU Sligo.     Worldskills is a partnership between government and various sectors that […]
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