Galway News and Events

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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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  • Over 28,000 Galway drivers have penalty points
    by GBFM News on October 25, 2021 at 10:58 am

    Galway Bay fm newsroom – Over 28 thousand drivers in Galway city and county have penalty points. Figures from the Road Safety Authority reveal Galway accounts for 15% of the total number of drivers who have penalty points on their licence nationwide. Almost half a million drivers around the country have penalty points on their

  • Galway TD calls for funding to ensure proper female changing facilities at sports grounds
    by GBFM News on October 25, 2021 at 10:28 am

    Galway Bay fm newsroom – A Galway TD is calling for special funding to ensure that sports grounds across the country have proper changing facilities for women. Deputy Sean Canney was contributing to a debate in the Dáil on the recommendations of the citizens assembly on gender equality. He referenced a number of other issues,

  • Cornamona teenager’s film which scooped British award to be aired on TG4
    by GBFM News on October 24, 2021 at 5:39 pm

    Galway By fm newsroom – The short film which scooped a British award for Cornamona teenager Katie Feerick is to receive its premiere on TG Ceathar tomorrow evening The ‘See Yourself On Screen’ challenge called on young people aged 4 to 18 to create their own idea for a mini-TV show for the future, with

  • 1,725 new cases of COVID-19 nationally
    by GBFM News on October 24, 2021 at 4:09 pm

    Galway Bay fm newsroom – A Professor of Health Systems from DCU says the government should have introduced more effective measures before reopening. The Department of Health has reported 1,725 new cases of Covid-19 in Ireland today. As of 8am today, 473 people were hospitalised, 97 of which are in ICU. Anthony Staines, says ventilation

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  • Galway girl wins first prize in Draw Our Heroes art competition
    by Michael Malone on October 25, 2021 at 11:10 am

    Galway girl Liadh Duane has won first prize in the 9-12 years age category of the Draw our Heroes art competition for her beautiful portrait of what she describes as an ‘anonymous hero’. Over 1,600 entries were received for the competition which aimed to celebrate the many different professions and people who are bravely working

  • 47 COVID patients at Galway hospitals
    by Michael Malone on October 25, 2021 at 11:00 am

    The number of people with COVID-19 receiving treatment at Galway’s public hospitals has risen slightly to 47 in the latest HSE data. There are now 37 patients with the disease at University Hospital Galway and a further ten confirmed cases at Portiuncula Hospital in Ballinasloe, as of 8pm on Sunday. Six of those diagnosed with

  • Daring sea stories lead 14 year old boy to track down and buy Dad’s old lifeboat
    by Briain Kelly on October 24, 2021 at 5:40 pm

    The son of a former Coxswain for the volunteer lifeboat crew for the Clifden RNLI was taken with his dad’s stories, that he tracked down and bought the first lifeboat that he served on. Ronan Mullen, aged just 14, tracked the old C-class 522 inshore lifeboat from the time it left service in 1997, across