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City sports clubs invited to apply for grant funding

Sports Clubs in Galway City are being invited to apply for funding from the city council under the annual grant scheme. The city council has €130,000 available to distribute under the Sports Club Grant Scheme for 2021. Clubs can each receive a capital grant of up to €3,500 under the scheme, which is delivered in […] Galway Daily …


Aging water network to be replaced in Ballygar

Almost two and half kilometres of aging, leak prone water mains in the Ballygar area are being replaced to improve the local water network. At the Pound Road junction in Ballygar, Irish Water is replacing 2.4km of aging water mains with modern pipes to cut down on leaks in the old mains. The works, contracted […] Galway Daily …


COVID-19: 1,627 more cases reported today

There have been a further 1,627 cases of COVID-19 reported by health officials today, with warnings of a worsening trajectory of the virus. As of this morning, 415 COVID patients were hospitalised in Ireland, with 70 of them in the ICU. Dr Ronan Glynn, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, said that key indicators of the disease […] Galway Daily …


Extra train and buses added for Connacht’s Aviva fixture

Rugby fans looking forward to a trip to Aviva Stadium to support Connacht later this month will be happy to hear about the transport options added for the match. Connacht Rugby have said that buses will be in place for fans to get to and from Aviva, along with an extra train for the journey […] Galway Daily …


Exciting new project ‘greens’ the Rocky Road in Westside

Galway City Council has partnered with local residents and young people to ‘green’ the Rocky Road in Westside, transforming it into a vibrant, playful and nature-friendly space for everyone in the community to enjoy. The Council supplied planters and its Parks staff helped local residents and young people plant flowers, fruit trees, strawberry bushes and […] Galway Daily …


COVID-19: 1,271 new cases today with 297 cases in hospitals

The Department of Health has reported 1,271 new cases of COVID-19 this afternoon. As of 8am today, 297 people with COVID-19 are in hospitals across the country, of whom 59 are in intensive care units. The latest HSE data shows the number of COVID patients at University Hospital is 13, with two confirmed cases in […] Galway Daily …


Galway remains county with lowest median age of COVID cases

Galway remains the county with the lowest median age of COVID cases in Ireland – three years younger than any other county in the State. The median age of the 17,116 cases recorded here is just 27, while the next lowest in the country is Limerick at 30. A total of 133 people have died […] Galway Daily …


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  • 2,427 cases of Covid 19 reported nationally today.
    by GBFM News on October 23, 2021 at 5:43 pm

    The Department of Health has confirmed a further 2,427 cases of Covid 19 today. It’s the second highest daily total since late January. There are 449 patients hospitalised with the virus – a decrease of six on yesterday. 93 patients are in ICU with the virus – up three since Friday. Figures for Galway Hospitals

  • Irish Water crews successfully repair burst to a water main impacting customers in the Cleggan area
    by GBFM News on October 23, 2021 at 5:34 pm

    Galway Bay FM Newsroom – Irish Water working in partnership with Galway County Council has successfully completed repairs following a burst to a watermain impacting customers in Cleggan, Claddaghduff, Aughrus, Fountainhill and surrounding areas in Co Galway. Dedicated water service crews worked to repair the burst as quickly and as safely as possible and restore

  • Galway gardai urge drivers to slow down behind the wheel this Bank Holiday weekend
    by GBFM News on October 23, 2021 at 1:47 pm

    Galway Bay FM Newsroom – Drivers across County Galway are being urged to slow down behind the wheel this Bank Holiday weekend. The Road Safety Authority says 5 people have been killed and 59 people seriously injured in October Bank Holiday collisions across the country between 2016-2020. This weekend Gardai are urging motorists to reduce

  • LISTEN: Skehana Heritage Group Wins at National Heritage Awards
    by GBFM News on October 23, 2021 at 1:24 pm

    Skehana Heritage group has won the Galway award at the National Heritage Awards held in Dublin. The winning project was based on an eBook and postcard done by Emma Laffey and Marian Hardiman and focused on “Daoine agus Ait” or people and places and was facilitated by Lorna Elms at the Museum of County Life

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  • City sports clubs invited to apply for grant funding
    by Briain Kelly on October 23, 2021 at 4:45 pm

    Sports Clubs in Galway City are being invited to apply for funding from the city council under the annual grant scheme. The city council has €130,000 available to distribute under the Sports Club Grant Scheme for 2021. Clubs can each receive a capital grant of up to €3,500 under the scheme, which is delivered in

  • TikTok videos cause Bishop to place Galway priest on leave
    by Briain Kelly on October 23, 2021 at 3:53 pm

    Gort parish priest Father Michael King has been placed on indefinite leave by the bishop over multiple bizarre and sometimes crude TikTok videos. The Irish Mirror reports that Bishop of Galway Brendan Kelly has written a statement which will be read to parishioners this weekend. It states that Fr King will be absent for the

  • Water restrictions lifted on Inis Oírr after six months
    by Briain Kelly on October 23, 2021 at 2:52 pm

    Night-time water restrictions have been lifted on Inis Oírr after being in place for almost six months. Irish Water imposed water restrictions on the Aran Island from 11pm to 7am back at the start of May. The restrictions were imposed due to low reservoir levels on the island, and keeping the island supplied over the