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RUGBY: Connacht vs Stormers (URC Preview with Tom Daly & Andy Friend)

Connacht head coach Andy Friend is calling on his players to back up last weekend’s win at Scarlets by beating the Stormers this week (Saturday, 26th February). The 29-23 win at Wales saw the western province climb up to seventh in the United Rugby Championship table. Andy Friend has been chatting to Galway Bay FM’s […] Galway Bay FM …


Weather warning issued as Storm Dudley to hammer west of Ireland

Met Eireann has issued a weather warning for Galway as Storm Dudley is set to bring fierce winds to the west of Ireland this week. A Status Yellow wind warning has been issued for Galway, Mayo, Clare, and Donegal from noon Wednesday to the same time Thursday. Westerly winds associated with Storm Dudley will reach […] Galway Daily …



PODCAST: Over The Line EXTRA – EP2

The Croke Park dictat that all Club championships should have just 16 teams is causing intense debate. In Galway there are 24 clubs in the Senior Hurling Championship (Senior A & Senior B) and 16 in Intermediate. A number of East Galway clubs are opposed to the restructuring and Damien Howe (Meelick Eyrecourt), Francis Keane […] Galway Bay FM …


Druid Theatre announce 10 year partnership with NUI Galway

NUI Galway and the world renowned Druid Theatre have announced a ten year partnership to boost their creative arts collaboration. This partnership will build on the long standing relationship between the university and theatre company, aiming to strengthen arts programmes, offer internships, and build on the international reputation for arts Galway already has. Garry Hynes, […] Galway Daily …


Ashling represented the best of modern Ireland, says Taoiseach

An Taoiseach Micheál Martin has joined thousands of people this afternoon in paying tribute to Ashling Murphy, saying that she “represented the best of modern Ireland”. “The entire country is devastated and shocked by the violent and barbaric killing of Ashling Murphy, a young woman in the prime of her life,” said the Taoiseach. “Our […] Galway Daily …


Free Christmas Tree recycling for county households

Galway County Council is organising a Christmas Tree recycling service at towns and villages for households to properly dispose of their trees. The service will run from this Friday, January 7 to Saturday, January 15 at thirteen different locations. The recycling service is free of charge, and for domestic households only. County residents can bring […] Galway Daily …


Plans in the works for 167 homes in Ballinasloe

Plans are in their early stages for the construction of 167 homes in Ballinasloe. Limehill Esker Limited is seeking approval to proceed with a Strategic Housing Development application at Dunlo Ballinasloe. The housing development would comprise 56 houses and 111 apartments, along with associated site works. The development is currently at the consultation stage with […] Galway Daily …


Plans for large housing development in Athenry

Plans have been submitted to the county council for a mixed use development in Athenry comprising 59 houses and apartments, along with commercial units, and restoring a protected structure as community centre. Ghost Zapper Limited is seeking planning permission for 28 houses and 31 apartments at a site off Cross Street/Clarke Street in Athenry. The […] Galway Daily …


Galway Christmas Song

The band Grandom as part of the Galway Random Sounds Project, has released a new original Christmas song: Christmas In Galway The upbeat song encapsulates the Christmas spirit of Galway…


Plans submitted for Ballinasloe housing development

Plans have been submitted to the county council for the construction of 13 houses on a 0.47 hectare site on the outskirts of Ballinasloe. Planning permission is being sought for a housing development at Glentaun, Ballinasloe, comprising 13 three-bed houses, and associated site works. The estate would have a total of 26 car parking spaces, […] Galway Daily …


Mountbellew chosen as Smart Villages destination

A major rural development initiative has been announced in Mountbellew by Galway Rural Development (GRD). ‘Smart Villages’ aims to enhance cooperation, new alliances and funding for rural areas across the county. A capacity crowd attended Mountbellew Pastoral Centre last month to discuss the potential for the town as a ‘Smart Village’ destination, with Mountbellew District […] Galway Daily …


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Galway Bay FM

  • Galway County Council honours Keith Finnegan with civic reception
    by GBFM News on May 20, 2024 at 5:43 pm

    Galway County Council has honoured Galway Bay fm’s Keith Finnegan with a civic reception for his 34 years of distinguished service to the radio industry Hosted by County Cathaoirleach Liam Carroll, it was held in the Oranmore Lodge Hotel this afternoon as part of the monthly council meeting Keith will be honoured by the City The post Galway County Council honours Keith Finnegan with civic reception appeared first on Galway Bay FM.

  • An Bord Pleanala rejects plans for significant mixed-use development in Barna
    by GBFM News on May 20, 2024 at 5:23 pm

    An Bord Pleanala has refused permission for a significant mixed use development in Barna. The project at Seapoint led by Jim & Tom Cunningham would’ve consisted of five mixed-use buildings, including almost 30 apartments and townhouses. There’d also have been a restaurant and commercial units, as well as a seaside prom along the existing sea The post An Bord Pleanala rejects plans for significant mixed-use development in Barna appeared first on Galway Bay FM.

  • Half of top-spending candidates for Euro elections are in Midlands North West region
    by GBFM News on May 20, 2024 at 3:58 pm

    Five of the ten top spenders for the upcoming European elections are contesting in the Midlands North West region. An analysis by Mulley Communication of political ad spend for the last 90 days shows over €210,000 has been spent on social media ads. The biggest spender in our region, and second in the country, is The post Half of top-spending candidates for Euro elections are in Midlands North West region appeared first on Galway Bay FM.

  • Three Galway beaches awarded both Blue Flag and Green Coast award in 2024
    by GBFM News on May 20, 2024 at 2:20 pm

    Three of Galway’s beaches have been awarded both The Blue Flag and Green Coast Award for this year. The Blue Flag is one of the world’s most recognised environmental awards. While the Green Coast Award recognises beaches for their clean environment, excellent water quality and natural beauty. Salthill, Silverstrand and Trá Inis Oírr are among The post Three Galway beaches awarded both Blue Flag and Green Coast award in 2024 appeared first on Galway Bay FM.

The Sun – Galway

  • Galway boss Padraic Joyce hails ‘legend’ Paul Conroy as his side down 14-man Derry
    by Niall McGrath on May 18, 2024 at 10:38 pm

    GALWAY boss Padráic Joyce hailed “legend” Paul Conroy as they downed Derry in Salthill.  The Tribes made the first big statement in the All-Ireland group stages last night as the 14-man Oak Leafers wilted at Pearse Stadium.  Padráic Joyce hailed “legend” Paul Conroy as they downed Derry in Salthill Paul Conroy put in a stunning display against Derry in Salthill Gareth McKinless got a straight red for Mickey Harte’e men just 20 minutes in for stamping on Damien […]

  • Galway power past Antrim after comeback in Leinster Senior Hurling Championship clash
    by Niall McGrath on May 18, 2024 at 8:22 pm

    RYAN McGARRY’S early second-half dismissal allowed Galway to power past Antrim and keep their hopes of reaching the Leinster final alive. The Saffrons led by a point at the half-time break but were duly punished after McGarry saw red shortly into the second period. Antrim led by a point at the half-time break against Dublin Antrim were duly punished after McGarry saw red shortly into the second period The full-back was given his marching orders by referee Michael Kennedy after […]

  • Jenna Slattery credits All-Island Cup glory with fuelling Galway Utd’s title challenge but sends challenge to teammates
    by Owen Cowzer on May 18, 2024 at 11:15 am

    JENNA SLATTERY reckons Galway’s march to the top of the table would not have happened without their Avenir All-Island Cup success. And the midfielder says that a repeat can go a long way towards a Women’s Premier Division title tilt. Jenna Slattery credited Galway’s All-Island Cup win with fuelling their Women’s National League challengeMichael P Ryan/Sportsfile Galway are currently top of the Women’s Premier DivisionPiaras O Midheach/Sportsfile The Tribe host Athlone Town […]

  • Horror injury to Drogheda star overshadows Premier Division clash as Galway score TWICE in 90th minute in dramatic win
    by Andrew Ryan on May 18, 2024 at 8:36 am

    A HORROR injury to Drogheda United winger Warren Davis had already marred the hosts’ night — even before Galway struck twice in injury time to clinch a dramatic win. Late goals from Maurice Nugent and Stephen Walsh saw Galway — somehow — claim glory. Galway scored twice in the 90th minute to beat DroghedaShauna Clinton/Sportsfile It was a game overshadowed by an injury to Warren DavisShauna Clinton/Sportsfile After scoring eight goals in 15 games prior to their visit to […]

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Galway Daily

  • Blue Flag and Green Coast Awards announced for Galway
    by Briain Kelly on May 20, 2024 at 3:58 pm

    17 Blue Flag and Green Coast Awards have been awarded to beaches and coastal areas in Galway City and County this year. Seven beaches in County Galway have been awarded the prestigious Blue Flag Award with a further six beaches receiving the coveted Green Coast Award for 2024. Two beaches in Galway City were confirmed

  • Thunderstorm warning for Galway in effect until Monday night
    by Briain Kelly on May 20, 2024 at 2:59 pm

    A Status Yellow weather warning for heavy rain, hail, and thunderstorms is in effect for Galway today. The weather warning for Cavan, Donegal, all of Connacht, and Longford will be in place until 9pm tonight. Heavy downpours with thunderstorms and hail may afflict the west and north west throughout the day. This may result in

  • UHG Children’s Remembrance Day Committee to hold Special Memorial Mass
    by Briain Kelly on May 20, 2024 at 10:40 am

    University Hospital Galway is hosting a special memorial mass for parents and families who have lost a child later this month. The Children’s Remembrance Day Committee, University Hospital Galway (UHG) is inviting parents and their families who have experienced the death of a child before birth, shortly after birth or at a later stage to