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Something for everyone this holiday season on TG4

This Christmas and New Year’s TG4 will showcase the best of the holiday season with something for everyone from documentaries, music, sport and film. On Christmas Day, a new documentary Cyril Cusack: Lár an Stáitse about one of Ireland’s greatest actors.  Cyril Cusack’s long career began in the early days of Irish silent cinema and saw him […] Galway Daily …

Renewed call for Park and Ride at Galway Airport

Galway Bay fm newsroom – There’s a renewed call for a Park and Ride facility to be established at the former Galway Airport site in Carnmore. Deputy Sean Canney says people are tired of hearing about the Outer Bypass as a solution to traffic chaos, when it won’t be realistically built for at least a […] Galway Bay FM …

RSA issues warning of hazardous driving conditions from ice and fog

The RSA is warning motorists to take extra care this evening due to the added risk posed by freezing fog and icy roads. Temperatures are expected to drop as low as -5 degrees in many areas tonight, as Met Eireann has issued an orange weather warning. As visibility is reduced in such conditions a collision […] Galway Daily …

Galway Active Retirement team wins big at national bowls competition

Members of the Mountbellew Ambers Active Retirement bowls team have taken home one of the top prizes at the 2022 Active Retirement Ireland national indoor mats bowling competition, which took place at the Gleneagle INEC Arena in Killarney, Co. Kerry this week. Mountbellew Ambers team members Mary Rooney, Noreen Gayle, Dominic Rooney and team skip […] Galway Bay FM …

Family raises over €7,000 for UHG patient comfort fund

An extremely generous gift of €7,330 was recently made to the Oncology Patient Comfort Fund at UHG by a patient’s family, in honour of his memory. The family of Rory McNulty, who had been a patient at St. Joseph’s Ward at the hospital, raised the money in memory of him. The family thanked staff at […] Galway Daily …

Fibre broadband ready for order in Athenry and Gort as part of the National Broadband Ireland network

5,000 premises in Athenry and Gort are now available to order or pre-order broadband on the National Broadband Ireland network. This has been announced by National Broadband Ireland, the company delivering the new future-proofed, high-speed Fibre-to-the-Home network under the National Broadband Plan on behalf of the Government. The National Broadband Ireland network is now live […] Galway Bay FM …

€10 million to help community and voluntary groups with energy bills

The government has launched a €10 million fund to help community and voluntary groups with their energy bills. The scheme has been created due to increased energy costs, which are affecting many organisations. It will open for applications next Monday, November 21, and grants will be paid as early as the end of this year. […] Galway Daily …

Oranmore-Maree Hurlers Are County Minor A Champions – Commentary and Reaction

Oranmore-Maree are the County Minor A Hurling Champions for 2022 following their 2-13 to 1-12 win over Clarinbridge in the final played in Kenny Park on Saturday afternoon. Here is another opportunity to hear the coverage as broadcast on Commentary from Niall Canavan and Cyril Farrell with comments from Sean Walsh. We also hear […] Galway Bay FM …

Disappointment as no return of Ice Skating rink in Salthill this Christmas

The crisis in business and event insurance has struck another popular Galway amenity, with no ice skating coming to the city this Christmas. Galway Skates announced this week that they will be unable to open in Salthill this holiday season, as they’ve not been able to secure insurance. The business was critical of an insurance […] Galway Daily …

The Full Time Whistle – Sunday, October 23rd

Gerry Murphy looks back at the weekend’s sporting action including the County Senior Football Semi-Finals, the Intermediate and Junior Football Finals and the Senior Camogie Semi-Final. We also look back at the weekend’s Rugby, Soccer, Basketball and Horse Racing. Galway Bay FM …

Developer seeks to add more bed spaces to Headford Road student accommodation

Planning permission is being sought to enlarge a student accommodation complex that has already been approved, to add 49 more bed spaces. Cleverson Ltd received approval from An Bord Pleanála for 223 bed, student accommodation development on the Headford Road in Galway City in July of 2021. The apartment complex will comprise two seven storey […] Galway Daily …

Over 91% of people in Galway fully vaccinated against COVID-19

Galway Bay fm newsroom – 91 percent of people in Galway are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, according to CSO figures. The highest rate of vaccination in the county can be found across Connemara and Galway City West on 94 percent. While the lowest is Galway City East on 86 percent. Meanwhile, nationwide, new research by […] Galway Bay FM …

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  • Pop-up COVID-19 Vaccination available in Carraroe Health Centre on Wednesday.
    by Sport GBFM on March 19, 2023 at 4:11 pm

    On Wednesday 22nd March 2023 a Pop-Up COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic will be available in Carraroe Health Centre, Main St., Barraderry, Carraroe, Galway H91 X6V9  from 9am to 11am.  This will be a walk in clinic, you do not need to book an appointment but appointments are also available online if you wish to book one. Please bring photo ID. With a number of

  • Galway students to represent Ireland at global invention competition next month
    by Sport GBFM on March 19, 2023 at 4:08 pm

    A team, which includes two Galway students will represent Ireland at a global design and invention competition next month. ATU Galway biomedical student Xing Ying Chuang and University of Galway Postgraduate student, Temis Ranjan, are two members of the winning ‘Power Up’ team. Their invention is a clean energy generator system which can light up

  • Galway Rural Development launches Irish Language Plan
    by Sport GBFM on March 19, 2023 at 12:41 pm

    Galway Rural Development have launched their Irish Language Plan as part of a concert held in Caherlistrane on Thursday last by Matt Cunningham. The plan is to encourage the use of the Irish Language no matter how limited and for people to use the Cupla Focal where possible. The launch was part of Seachtain na

  • Shock at rejection of Marine Park project in West Connemara
    by GBFM News on March 18, 2023 at 2:14 pm

    A decision this week by an Bord Pleanála means that the planning systems at both local and national levels have rejected a proposed Marine Industries Park in Cill Chiaráin in Connemara. The Marine Park Plan, which was developed by Údarás na Gaeltachta, was included in national strategies for employment creation in rural areas. The planning

The Sun – Galway

  • Two men arrested after shots fired at house window and door in Galway as cops make urgent witness appeal
    by Craig Farrell on March 17, 2023 at 5:35 pm

    TWO men have been arrested after shots were fired at a house in Galway last night. The incident happened at approximately 7:30pm on Thursday evening when a number of shots were discharged at the front door and window of a house in the Knocknacarra area of Galway. Two men have been arrested after shots were fired at a house in Galway during the week Those involved in the shooting incident then fled the scene in a dark coloured saloon car. No one was injured in the shooting. […]

  • Ronan O’Gara’s incredible gesture to Shane Walsh prior to All-Ireland final fuelled Galway star’s all-time performance
    by Vincent Whelan on March 16, 2023 at 2:09 pm

    SHANE WALSH has revealed that a pep talk from none other than Ronan O’Gara helped him to produce one of the greatest displays in All-Ireland final history. The Galway marksman showcased his full range that day as the 2022 decider devolved into a virtual shootout between he and David Clifford. The La Rochelle head coach made time in his schedule to speak to The Tribesmen Walsh tormented Tom O’Sullivan that day In total he notched 0-9 (4f) including peaches from play off both […]

  • John Daly hoping Galway can go from strength-to-strength after Padraic Joyce’s Tribesmen seal confidence win vs Monaghan
    by Andrew Ryan on March 7, 2023 at 6:00 am

    JOHN DALY beamed after Galway put things right against Monaghan. The Tribe only had one victory going into Sunday’s round five clash with the Farney after a flat draw with Donegal a week beforehand. John Daly beamed after Galway put things right against Monaghan. Pádraic Joyce’s men trailed the visitors 0-8 to 0-7 at the break but cruised home on the resumption to win by six. They refused to let Peter Cooke’s red card on the stroke of half-time hold them back as Monaghan only […]

  • Shane Walsh breaks his silence on All-Ireland club final controversy after returning home from Oz break with girlfriend
    by Vincent Whelan on March 6, 2023 at 11:08 am

    SHANE WALSH would have cut short his break in Australia if an All-Ireland club final replay was on the cards. The Galway ace helped Kilmacud Crokes to glory against Glen in January and jetted off to Sydney for an extended trip. They wound up winning yesterday against Monaghan despite playing with 14 men for the entire second half @shaneeeeeyyA photo he shared from his time Down Under with girlfriend Rachel[/caption] The Derry champions lodged an objection after Crokes appeared to […]


Galway Daily

  • ATU welcoming incoming students for Galway campuses Open Day
    by Briain Kelly on March 19, 2023 at 1:30 pm

    Atlantic Technological University (ATU) is preparing to welcome hundreds of secondary school pupils, teachers, parents and mature students to its Galway city campuses next weekend. Running from 10am to 1pm next Saturday, the event will showcase the range of undergraduate programmes on offer across the university campuses in the west and north-west. Information will be

  • Two men before court in connection with shots fired at house in Galway
    by Briain Kelly on March 19, 2023 at 8:00 am

    Two men arrested in connection with shots fired at a house in Galway City have been charged and are due before court today. Gardaí arrested two men in connection with a firearms incident on the evening of Thursday, March 16. Gardaí were alerted after a number of shots were discharged at the front door and

  • Water Safety appeal from Coast Guard, RNLI and Water Safety Ireland for long weekend
    by Briain Kelly on March 18, 2023 at 5:00 pm

    For the long holiday weekend, the RNLI, Coast Guard, and Water Safety Ireland have issued a joint water safety appeal, asking people to stay safe when in, near or on the water. The organisations are urging the public to stay away from waterways if consuming alcohol. There are an average of nine drownings in Ireland