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Whats On In Galway Local News

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 …

Irish Halloween Traditions

These Halloween traditions all have Irish origins Halloween originated in Ireland as the Celtic festival of Samhain, which is why so many Halloween traditions – regardless of where you are…

Fundraiser for improved sports facilities at Letterfrack NS

A fundraiser has been set up for improved sports facilities at Letterfrack National School in Connemara, which has currently has no indoor space for physical education. Pupils at Letterfrack National School have to go outside for PE, and while the school has a good sized grass pitch, it becomes very water logged when it rains. […] Galway Daily …

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 …

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 …

Walk-in vaccination clinics continue in Galway this week

Walk-in vaccination clinics for people to get the COVID-19 vaccine without needing an appointment are continuing in Galway this weekend. There will be further walk-in clinics running at the Ballybrit Racecourse vaccination centre from Friday through to Sunday this week. These clinics are open to anyone aged 12 years or older, to receive either their […] Galway Daily …

Home builders in Ireland get the ‘Wow’ factor using Virtual Reality

Thousands of Irish home builders are using Virtual Reality to improve their house design and save time and money. For many people who are building a new home, two dimensional plans of a building can be difficult to visualise. Visualising the actual space that a room will consist of is extremely important for home builders, […] Galway Daily …

Walk-in vaccination clinic continues today

A walk-in vaccination clinic for anyone aged 12 years or older is continuing in Galway today, for a longer period than Saturday. The walk-in vaccination clinic at Ballybrit Racecourse is open for people to get jabbed without an appointment until 4pm today. Anyone aged 12 years or older can get their first dose of the […] Galway Daily …

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 the concept of ‘home,’ by local artist and…

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 …

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Galway Bay FM

  • Two Headford-based projects recognised at .ie Digital Town Awards 2024
    by GBFM News on May 26, 2024 at 12:11 pm

    Two projects in Headford have been recognised at the .ie Digital Town Awards 2024. Headford Lace Trail received the runner-up award in the Digital Tourism Category for its immersive outdoor heritage experience. Meanwhile, Headford Online was chosen as the runner-up for Digital Newcomer for creating a centralised hub for diverse content in Headford. Chairperson of The post Two Headford-based projects recognised at .ie Digital Town Awards 2024 appeared first on Galway Bay FM.

  • One day closure of R355 at Magheranearla due to roadworks
    by GBFM News on May 26, 2024 at 12:08 pm

    There will be a one day closure of the R355 at Magheranearla tomorrow due to road resurfacing works The section of the road in question will be temporally closed to through traffic between 7.45 am and 6 pm Diversions will be via the N65 and R356 Killimor. Road users are asked to expect delays and The post One day closure of R355 at Magheranearla due to roadworks appeared first on Galway Bay FM.

  • Call for new €50m fund to support delivery of badly-needed affordable housing across County Galway
    by GBFM News on May 26, 2024 at 12:07 pm

    There’s a call for a new €50m fund to be established to drive the delivery of badly needed affordable housing across County Galway. Councillor Donagh Killilea has passed a motion at Galway County Council, urging the establishment of a central fund to exclusively support affordable housing and cost rental schemes. He says he wants to The post Call for new €50m fund to support delivery of badly-needed affordable housing across County Galway appeared first on Galway Bay FM.

  • Five University of Galway Research Projects to receive nearly €6 million in funding for healthcare, climate and tech research
    by GBFM News on May 26, 2024 at 11:57 am

    Five projects from the University of Galway are to benefit from funding announced this morning by Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science Patrick O’Donovan. The 5 projects are part of 28 funding awards valued at €34 million to support research across seven Higher Education Institutions with the total funding for the The post Five University of Galway Research Projects to receive nearly €6 million in funding for healthcare, climate and tech research […]

The Sun – Galway

  • David O’Callaghan backs Dublin to end on a high and make Leinster SHC final ahead of winner takes all battle vs Galway
    by Andrew Ryan on May 26, 2024 at 8:44 am

    DAVID ‘DOTSY’ O’CALLAGHAN feels Dublin can hit top gear and race into a Leinster SHC final. The Sky Blues are in a winner-takes-all clash against Galway on Sunday in Salthill. David O’Callaghan has backed Dublin to make the Leinster hurling finalRay McManus / SPORTSFILE Dublin face Galway in a winner takes all battle on SundaySeb Daly / SPORTSFILE Micheál Donoghue’s men just fell short against Kilkenny last Saturday as an outstanding performance was not enough in a 2-23 […]

  • Dundalk begin life under new manager Jon Daly with damaging defeat to high-flying Galway Utd in Premier Division
    by Andrew Ryan on May 24, 2024 at 10:41 pm

    JON DALY’S second day in the Dundalk job gave him a glimpse of the problems his side will need to address. Galway United strolled to victory in the sun as two goals from corners were enough to claim victory at Eamonn Deacy Park. Newly appointed Dundalk manager Jon Daly before the SSE Airtricity Men’s Premier Division match between Galway United and DundalkMichael P Ryan/Sportsfile The Lilywhites lie rooted at the bottom of the table after last night’s result while their hosts are […]

  • Heartbreak as beloved shop with popular deli confirms closure after 93 years with emotional ‘time for a rest’ message
    by Ríona Maguire on May 24, 2024 at 10:25 pm

    CUSTOMERS have been left heartbroken after a long-standing store in Galway city confirmed they would be shutting their doors for the final time. Family-run Ward’s, which has been open for 93 years and has raised three generations of a family, confirmed earlier this week that they were closing today. RTE NEWSThe popular store confirmed that it would be shutting its doors for the final time today[/caption] The store, located on University Road, announced the sad news with a simple […]

  • Baby and woman, 30s, rushed to hospital after horror single-vehicle road smash in Co Galway
    by Ríona Maguire on May 24, 2024 at 7:08 pm

    A BABY and a woman were rushed to hospital after a horror road smash. Gardai and emergency services rushed to the scene of the single-vehicle crash near Lounghrea, Co Galway earlier this afternoon. Gardai and emergency services attended the scene The collision took place on the R446 at Caherlavine at approximately 1:30pm. The infant boy and the woman, who is aged in her 30s, were treated for injuries believed to be non-life threatening. Both of the injured were taken to […]


Galway Daily

  • The Longest Day Swim 2024 – ‘Swim the Corrib – County to City’
    by Briain Kelly on May 26, 2024 at 12:24 pm

    On June 22, Galway Swimming Club is proud to be hosting the Longest Day Swim 2024 down the river Corrib. This charity river swim gives participants the chance to swim down the fabulous River Corrib, passing many of Galway’s favourite landmarks including the University of Galway, Menlo Castle, Steamboat Quay and swimming under the Quincentennial

  • Cois Fharraige community showcased in TG4 series
    by Briain Kelly on May 26, 2024 at 11:37 am

    The stretch of coast along Galway Bay running west from Na Forbacha to Ros an Mhíl is widely known as Cois Fharraige. With its proximity to Galway City, the area is a popular tourist destination and home to a creative and vibrant rural community. In this new series, we spend the summer months of 2023

  • Has Diana Gone Too Far? A Point of No Return in Ros na Rún
    by Briain Kelly on May 25, 2024 at 1:48 pm

    Has Diana gone too far? Bobbi Lee is left with a difficult decision, and is there a light at the end of the tunnel for Sonia & Colm in Ros na Rún. As Frankie’s body is wheeled out of Tigh Thaidgh, Mack and Tadhg are left stunned. However, Tadhg and Mack also have some questions