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Galway Hooker Brewing Something Special with Artist Cathy Hughes

Galway Hooker is brewing up a good time with the launch of the first two seasonal beers of 2024 from the Oranmore brewery. There was great excitement for their launch at a lively Galway Chamber Business After Hours evening event attended by businesses from across the city. Dozens of people turned up for the launch […] Galway Daily …


City Councillor highlights impact of flood damage on family business in TG4 documentary

City West Councillor Niall McNelis will feature in a TG4 documentary airing tonight focusing on the impact of flooding on local communities. Councillor McNelis will discuss the impact flooding damage has had on the family business Claddagh and Celtic Jewellery by the Spanish Arch over the years. Micheál Ó Cinnéide of Corrib Beo Partnership will […]
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University of Galway launches men’s mental health campaign

University of Galway Students’ Union has launched a new campaign which encourages young men to stand up and “Seize the Awkward” – to have uncomfortable conversations with a friend about mental health. The SU will be releasing a series of videos across social media to give practical tips, and there will be information displayed on […] Galway Daily …


Portiuncula Hospital remains under serious pressure as trolley numbers increase to 31

Portiuncula Hospital remains under serious pressure today, as the number of patients on trolleys has increased to 31. The Ballinasloe hospital has experienced high levels of overcrowding in recent days, with atypically high figures since the bank holiday weekend. Yesterday, it issued a public advisory, warning patients to expect severe delays for non urgent treatment. […]
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Galway visitor attractions honoured at CIE Tours Awards

Five Galway attractions were recognised at last night’s CIE Tours Awards of Excellence in Dublin. Kylemore Abbey, Killary Harbour Cruise, Corrib Princess Cruise, Dan O’Hara Homestead and Dun Aonghasa were all honoured for their success in promoting Irish tourism, receiving a ‘Merit Award’ for high levels of satisfaction among CIE Tours visitors. CIE Tours, the […] Galway Daily …


Tony Canavan appointed Regional Executive Officer for the new HSE West and North West region

Saolta Health Care CEO Tony Canavan has been appointed Regional Executive Officer – REO – for the new HSE West and North West region The region will serve the people of Galway, Donegal, Leitrim, West Cavan, Mayo, Roscommon and Sligo. Caoimhe Killeen reports:
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Galway native Prof Michael O’Flaherty elected Council of Europe’s Commissioner for Human Rights

Galway native Professor Michael O’Flaherty has been elected as the new Commissioner for Human Rights at the Council of Europe. O’Flaherty who is from Salthill and lectures on human rights law at the University of Galway, was elected on Wednesday evening at the Council of Europe’s parliamentary assembly. The Commissioner is an independent and impartial […] Galway Daily …


An Bord Pleanála overturns planning permission for Galway City hotel

An Bord Pleanála has refused planning permission for an 186-bedroom hotel in Ballybrit, overturning the city council’s decision. Parosi Developments Ltd received approval from the city council for the hotel in Briarhill Business Park in March 2022, after the plans were initially rejected in October of 2020. The plans submitted to the council were for […] Galway Daily …


OVER THE LINE Sports Team Christmas Special 2023

The Galway Bay FM sports team gathered together on Friday (29th December) for a special edition of ‘Over The Line.’ They reflected on 2023 as well as picking out their own personal highlights of the year. Galway Bay FM’s Darren Kelly was host and was joined by Gerry Murphy, Mike Rafferty, Derek Rogers, Sean Walsh, […]
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Lease approved for modular homes for Ukrainian refugees in Ballinasloe

Galway County Council has approved a lease for the construction of modular homes for Ukrainian refugees in Ballinasloe. The elected members of the county council this month unanimously approved the lease of 4.67 hectares of land by Galway County Council to the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth. This is for the construction […] Galway Daily …


George McDonagh’s ‘Saturday Six’

Racing in Ireland on Saturday (16th December) is in Fairyhouse. Cross-channel, there are meetings in Doncaster, Hereford, Cheltenham, Newcastle and Wolverhampton. With his ‘Saturday Six’ predictions, here’s Galway Bay FM’s George McDonagh.
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Search for missing Clifden man ends after body found

The search for a man reported missing from Clifden has been stood down this morning after the discovery of a body. John Hand (38) was reported missing from the Clifden area this week. An Garda Síochána have now called off the search after the discovery of a body in the Moycullen area. A statement from […] 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 […]

SundayWorld

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