Galway News and Events

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Weather Warning: Thunderstorms, hail, and downpours to cap off heatwave

A week of piping hot sun will be capped off with rain and a risk of thunderstorms in Galway as the heatwave comes to an end. Met Eireann has issued a status yellow weather warning for thunderstorms and heavy rain on Friday afternoon and evening. Met Eireann is forecasting lightning, hail, and heavy downpours that […] Galway Daily …


‘Home’ is an art exhibition hosted by Kinvara Area Visual Artists (KAVA) that features a collection of paintings and drawings based on…

New Kirwan Junction comes online from Monday

The new signalised Kirwan Junction of the N6 Bóthar na dTreabh and N84 Headford Road will come into operation starting from tomorrow. The city council has been carrying out works this month to remove and replace the roundabout with the new junction. This has involved multiple temporary road closures and traffic management measures throughout the […] Galway Daily …

COVID-19: 589 new cases reported today

A total of 589 new cases of COVID-19 were reported this afternoon by health officials. The number of people with COVID in hospitals across the country now stands at 62, with 17 of those receiving care in ICUs. As of yesterday evening, there are no COVID-19 patients receiving care in Galway’s public hospitals. Deputy Chief […] Galway Daily …

Galway software company creating 42 jobs with NUIG partnership

The Galway based company Aró Digital Strategy expects to create 42 new jobs as a result of a new research partnership with NUIG. Twelve of the new positions will be filled this year, with the remaining 30 expected to be filled over the next five years. Aró and the university’s Insight Centre for Data Analytics […] Galway Daily …

Two men sentenced for stealing from church poor box

Two related men who stole money from a church poor box received sentences at Galway District Court recently. Kevin Goldbey (36) and Kenneth Goldbey (38), both of Gaelcarraig Park in Westside, admitted to stealing from St Nicholas Church in Galway City, after originally pleading not guilty. The incident involved €103.25 in cash stolen from the […] Galway Daily …

Racing for Rosabel at the Connacht Hotel

The Galway Races might not be open to crowds in Ballybrit this year, but there will still be plenty of opportunity for men and women not to break out their best and preen. ‘Racing for Rosabel’ in aid of Rosabel’s Rooms is back for its fourth year with a fabulous afternoon planned in the Connacht […] Galway Daily …

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  • LISTEN: Galway-Dublin 20-X20 Expressway service to cease on Wednesday
    by GBFM News on July 24, 2021 at 10:59 am

    The Bus Eireann 20-X20 Expressway service, which stops in Craughwell, Loughrea, Aughrim and Ballinasloe, will cease to exist from Wednesday. Bus Éireann says following a viability review of its 18 Expressway intercity routes, it decided to cut four routes between Dublin and Belfast, Cork, Galway and Limerick. It says the decision was taken to safeguard

  • Galway Rowers qualify for Olympic Final
    by GBFM News on July 24, 2021 at 10:34 am

    Galway Bay FM Newsroom – Galway Rowers Aifric Keogh from Furbo and Fiona Murtagh from Moycullen along with team mates Emily Hegarty and Eimear Lambe have qualified for the Olympic Women’s Fours Final following a stunning heat performance in the early hours of this morning. Lining up against the World Champions Australia and previous World

  • 1,386 new cases of Covid-19 nationwide
    by GBFM News on July 23, 2021 at 5:21 pm

    Statement from the National Public Health Emergency Team  The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 1386* confirmed cases of COVID-19.   As of 8am today, 106 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 22 are in ICU.  (*Daily case numbers may change due to future data validation.)  Dr. Ronan Glynn, Deputy Chief Medical Officer,

  • 🎧 Call for City Council to reconsider Kirwan Junction “disaster”
    by GBFM News on July 23, 2021 at 3:58 pm

    Galway Bay fm newsroom – Galway City Council and Transport Infrastructure Ireland are being urged to re-think the “disaster” that is the new Kirwan Junction. That’s according to Councillor James Charity, who says the new layout is leading to unprecedented tailbacks. He says he’s been innundated with calls from motorists who are caught in kilometres

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  • Irish water warns of possible further nightly water restrictions
    by Briain Kelly on July 24, 2021 at 11:00 am

    Night-time water restrictions are possible across more areas of Galway as pressure remains high on supplies across the county. Irish Water has already imposed night-time restrictions at Carna, Kilkieran and Roundstone and on Inis Oirr, in response to lower supply levels. Mid-afternoon restrictions are also in place which could affect homes and businesses in Monivea,

  • Galway team named for Connacht final at Croke Park
    by Briain Kelly on July 24, 2021 at 10:15 am

    The Galway senior football team has been named to face Mayo in the Connacht final taking place in Croke Park tomorrow. Galway and Mayo will meet at Croke Park on Sunday for the provincial final, with throw in at 13:30pm. The last time a Connacht final was played at Croke Park was in 1923, almost

  • Galway lifeboat rescues drifting boat with three aboard
    by Briain Kelly on July 24, 2021 at 9:00 am

    The Galway RNLI lifeboat came to the rescue of a boat with three people aboard which found itself drifting on Thursday evening. The recreational vessel had left Galway Docks earlier that day, but started drifting after experiencing mechanical problems. Shortly before 7pm, the crew made contact with the Coast Guard, who sought the assistance of