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Irish Wheelchair Rugby Claim Bronze Medal and Promotion at European Championships

The Irish Wheelchair Rugby Squad returned from Udine, Italy on Sunday after securing promotion to Division B with a 3rd place finish at the European Championships. The squad features players from all three active clubs, Rebel Wheelers Multi-Sport Club (Cork), Laois Lions WRC and Ulster Barbarians. It also includes two former Paralympians in Deirdre Mongan […]
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Orange warning for intense rainfall in Galway this afternoon

Met Éireann has issued a status orange warning for Galway and Mayo ahead of intense rainfall this afternoon. The heavy downpours could result in flooding, poor visibility and dangerous travelling conditions. The warning, issued this morning by Met Éireann, will come into effect at 1pm, lasting just four hours. Only Galway and Mayo are affected […] Galway Daily …

Galway public outraged as GRA announces that Gardaí from Galway are being drafted in to Dublin

Galway Bay fm newsroom- A short time after the Galway Garda Chief and the Mayor of Galway spoke to Galway Bay fm the Garda Representative Association announced that Gardaí from Galway are being drafted in to police tourist hot spots in Dublin. There’s outrage among the Galway public at the idea of Gardai needed here […]
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Man (60s) involved in serious assault in Westport dies from injuries

Peter McDermott (60s) who had been receiving treatment at Mayo University Hospital following a serious assault in Westport passed away earlier this evening. The State Pathologist has been notified and a post-mortem will now take place in due course. A family liaison officer has been appointed. Earlier today, a man (20s) who was arrested as part […] Galway Daily …

Outstanding results for Galway areas in Community Games National Finals

It was another outstanding Community Games National Finals for Galway with Area taking home sixteen medals from the games including 7 gold medals. The results in full are… Athletics Track Relay Boys U/12 Bronze Medal Ballinderreen Donal Coyle, Dara Hanrahan Dylan Henry Conor Lynch Cathal Walsh Boys U/12 Long Puck 4th Place Medal Daragh Whelan, […] Galway Bay FM …

Galway company Lally Tours expands its day tour offering

Galway Bay fm newsroom – Galway company Lally Tours is expanding its day tour offering It has introduced a new day tour called “Discover the Magic of Connemara.” It includes a stop at the 16th-century Aughnanure Castle in Oughterard, a Sheepdog Show led by renowned trainer Joe Joyce, and a visit to Cong Village It […] Galway Bay FM …

Free and exclsuive wedding event to take place in Galway City

The red carpet will be rolled out at the Hardiman on Eyre Square for an exclusive wedding event with a difference on Sunday, 20 August from 12pm to 3pm. Sara Kennedy, the creative force behind the hugely popular Irish Wedding Blog, will host a Q&A session and share her vast knowledge and experience on all things […] Galway Daily …

Farms hit hard by flooding along Shannon Callows

Galway Bay fm newsroom – It’s claimed that up to 10,000 bales worth of hay and silage have been lost due to flooding on farms along the Shannon Callows. Some farmers are now calling for compensation, believing state bodies are responsible for not correctly managing the river. It comes as July just gone was the […] Galway Bay FM …

New boathouse facilities planned for Galway Hooker Sailing Club

Galway Hooker Sailing Club are seeking approval from the city council to completely revamp and modernise their facilities on the Corrib. The club has made a planning application to demolish and replace the old boathouse located next to Corrib Village student accommodation complex. They plan to replace the current substandard boathouse with a two storey […] Galway Daily …

Local Taylor swift fans left sweating in desperate scramble for tickets

Galway Bay fm newsroom – Irish fans of Taylor Swift were left sweating today as they anxiously tried to get tickets for gigs in the Aviva Stadium next year. There were three rounds of ticket sales this morning and afternoon – with 70 thousand people in the queue at one point. City woman Una Murphy […] Galway Bay FM …

Marine Institute appoints Michael Gillooly Interim CEO

The Marine Institute based in Oranmore has announced that Michael Gillooly has been appointed as the interim CEO while the search for a permanent Chief Executive is underway. Mr Gillooly was confirmed as interim CEO of the Marine Institute at a meeting of its Board, following the retirement of Dr Paul Connolly from the role […] Galway Daily …

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Galway Bay FM

  • Clifden bookshop longlisted for ‘An Post Bookshop of the Year’
    by GBFM News on October 3, 2023 at 6:04 pm

    The Clifden Bookshop is among 12 bookshops around Ireland longlisted for ‘An Post Bookshop of the Year’ The shortlist of six will be revealed on October 19th, and the overall winner announced at the An Post book awards on November 22nd. Mystery shoppers will now visit the twelve bookshops, which were voted in by customers, The post Clifden bookshop longlisted for ‘An Post Bookshop of the Year’ appeared first on Galway Bay FM.

  • Tuam Archdiocese priest to attend Synod Assembly in the Vatican
    by GBFM News on October 3, 2023 at 5:34 pm

    Reverend Professor Eamon Conway, a priest of the Archdiocese of Tuam, is to attend the 16th General Assembly of the Synod in the Vatican It’s being attended by Church representatives from around the world, and will sit from tomorrow (oct 4th) to the 29th of October The theme is Communion, Participation, and Mission in the The post Tuam Archdiocese priest to attend Synod Assembly in the Vatican appeared first on Galway Bay FM.

  • Galway people reminisce about Aertel as RTE announces it will close down next week
    by GBFM News on October 3, 2023 at 5:26 pm

    Galway people have been reminiscing about Aertel following the decision to close down the teletext service. It was officially launched in 1987 and has provided news updates, live sport scores and cinema listings. However, RTE doesn’t legally have to provide it anymore so it will be axed from next week. Our reporter Joshua Byrne went The post Galway people reminisce about Aertel as RTE announces it will close down next week appeared first on Galway Bay FM.

  • FYI Councillors write to Education Minister demanding overhaul of school transport “mess”
    by GBFM News on October 3, 2023 at 5:12 pm

    County councillors are writing to Education Minister Norma Foley, demanding that she fix the “mess” that is the school transport system. At a meeting this week, Councillor Pete Roche said it was the single most vexing issue he’s encountered in his career. He was supported by councillors from every corner of the county, who said The post FYI Councillors write to Education Minister demanding overhaul of school transport “mess” appeared first on Galway Bay FM.

The Sun – Galway

  • Bohemians captain Keith Buckley hopes to lift FAI Cup for first time having already set legendary status at club
    by Owen Cowzer on October 3, 2023 at 10:34 pm

    KEITH BUCKLEY has seen most things with Bohemians – but never the top of a winner’s podium. And he insisted that is the driving force now as the Gypsies head for Galway United in the FAI Cup semi-final.  Keith Buckley is already a Bohemians legemd Buckley will be hoping to claim his first silverware as Bohs captain Now 31, Buckley has spent all but two years of his career at Dalymount Park that has seen him write his name in Bohs folklore. He joined a club that were reigning […]

  • Urgent hunt for Irishman missing after moving to America as family grow increasingly concerned for safety
    by Ríona Maguire on October 3, 2023 at 8:29 pm

    THE family of an Irishman who has been missing abroad for almost a week are becoming increasingly concerned for his safety. Galway man James Gleeson has been missing from California, in the USA, since Thursday, September 28. James has been missing from the Parkside area of San Fran since September 28 The 35-year-old was last seen five days ago in the Parkside area of San Francisco wearing a maroon flannel jumper, a high-vis vest and carrying a backpack. He has been described by […]

  • The Christmas market in heart of Irish city with over 50 wooden chalets, carousel, big wheel and Santa train
    by Michelle Cullen on October 3, 2023 at 11:36 am

    THE festive season is fast approaching, with many locations across Ireland giving Santa’s elves a run for their money as they prepare some fabulous Christmas markets. One spectacle sure to make it onto your must-see list this year is the Galway Christmas Market. The City of the Tribes will be sparkling for an extended period from 6pm on Friday, November 10, until Sunday, January 7, 2024 Having proven hugely successful in recent years and after welcoming over 450,000 visitors last […]

  • Bohemians boss Declan Devine knows the threat that Galway United pose ahead of FAI Cup semi-final
    by Colum Motherway on September 30, 2023 at 9:47 pm

    WITH THE scent of the Aviva Stadium in the air, Bohemians certainly won’t be looking down their noses at Galway United in next Saturday’s intriguing FAI Cup semi-final. Off it in the first half against Sligo Rovers on Friday night, Bohs sparked to life to blow the Bit O’ Red away in the second to run out 3-1 winners. Declan Devine is not underestimating Galway’s threat Bohs earned a comfortable win over Sligo Rovers last time out Jonathan Afolabi scored his 15th and 16th […]


Galway Daily

  • Tuam Bypass closing for maintenance roadworks
    by Briain Kelly on October 3, 2023 at 5:33 pm

    There will be an overnight road closure of the Tuam Bypass on Tuesday evening in order to allow roadworks to take place. Routine maintenance works are being carried out on the Bypass by Colas Roadbridge (CRJV). In order to facilitate these works, the road will be closed in both directions from 7pm tonight until 6am

  • Galway medtech company progressing clinical trial of thumb joint replacement implant
    by Briain Kelly on October 3, 2023 at 5:18 pm

    Galway based medtech company Loci Orthopaedics expects to have news about its thumb joint implant next year, having completed enrollment of a clinical trial feasibility study. Loci Orthopaedics has developed a thumb joint replacement implant, and is now conducting a 15-patient trial for the InDx Implant System. The Thumb Hemi-Arthroplasty with Natural Kinematics (THANKS) study

  • GRETB awarded €190,000 for facilities upgrades
    by Briain Kelly on October 3, 2023 at 3:30 pm

    The Galway & Roscommon Education and Training Board has been allocated €190,000 in capital grants for improvements to their facilities. Minister Simon Harris has announced a further €5.4 million in funding under the Devolved Capital Grant for 14 ETBs. This money will go a total of 127 projects related to health and safety issues, small-scale