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Win with GALWAY RACES on Galway Talks with Keith Finnegan: -SADDLE UP Folks! – THE GALWAY RACES ARE BACK – FOR ONE AMAZING WEEK THIS SUMMER. This week on Galway Talks, Keith Finnegan is giving away every morning, admission tickets for the year’s most iconic Summer Racing event – the Galway Racing Festival 2023. It’s […] Galway Bay FM …

Road closures for roadworks on two busy city centre junctions

Road closures and other traffic management measures will be in place for roadworks on two Galway City Centre streets this month. The city council is planning to carry out resurfacing works on both Fr Griffin Road and Dominick Street Lower next week. Resurfacing works will be carried out on Fr Griffin Road, at the junction […] Galway Daily …

Aoife Raftery finishes in the top ten in Tet Rally Liepaja in Latvia

Aoife Raftery took a top-ten finish in the Junior element of the Tet Rally Liepaja in Latvia over the weekend. The Craughwell native is contesting this year’s FIA European Rally Championship – the first Irish woman to do so since Rosemary Smith in the 1960s and 1970s – and the Latvian event was the second […] Galway Bay FM …

Miller’s Lane upgrade works completed

Works have now been completed on Miller’s Lane Upgrade, which provides a pedestrian and cycle link between Rahoon Road, Western Distributor Road and Kingston Road. The lane connects the various residential areas and amenities in the locality. The recently completed Millers Lane upgrade will provide off-road walking and cycling routes for residents, and for children […] Galway Daily …

Plans lodged for 28 homes at Letteragh Road

Galway Bay FM Newsroom – Plans have been lodged for a development of 28 homes at Letteragh Road on the west side of the city. The project is led by Callanan & Walsh Construction Co. Limited and would be based at a site near existing estates along the road. It would be a mix of […] Galway Bay FM …

People in Galway urged to conserve water amid dry spell

People in Galway are being urged to be mindful of how much water they use amidst the recent dry spell and warm weather. The current weather has seen demand for water across the county increase significantly leading to production issues at water treatment plants. Eoin Hughes with Uisce Eireann said that extended periods of dry […] Galway Daily …

Motorcyclist seriously injured in Road Traffic Collision outside Craughwell

Gardai investigations are ongoing following a serious road traffic collision outside Craughwell this afternoon. Emergency services attended the scene of a collision between a car and a motorcycle on the N6 on the Galway side of Craughwell this afternoon at approximately 3pm. A male motorcyclist was seriously injured and removed from the scene to University […] Galway Bay FM …

TG4 looking for new weather and continuity presenters

TG4 is looking for new weather and continuity presenters who will be based at the station’s Conamara headquarters. The new recruits’ duties will include preparing and presenting daily weather segments, drafting scripts, doing voice overs on some TG4 promos, and monitoring their social media platforms. On occasion the presenter may also be asked to represent […] Galway Daily …

Win with Turoe Pet Farm

Win with Turoe Pet Farm To celebrate 30 years in business Turoe Pet Farm & Leisure Park are giving away 2 family passes for 2 adults and 2 children on Mollie in the Morning every day this week.On Friday one of our daily winners will get their prize upgraded to an Annual Membership for Turoe […] Galway Bay FM …

University of Galway celebrates European tech awards for 3 graduates

Three University of Galway graduates will be awarded for the impact of their start-up companies this week at the MIT Technology Review Innovators Under 35 Europe festival. The celebration of young European innovators takes place in Gaoth Dobhair in Donegal, on May 11 and 12. Each of the three Galway-based innovators co-founded medtech and health […] Galway Daily …

HURLING: Galway 1-25 Kilkenny 0-28 (Leinster Senior Championship Commentary & Reaction)

Galway are joint top of the Leinster senior hurling championship after Portuma’s Declan McLoughlin capped off his senior debut with the equalizing score against Kilkenny on Sunday (30th April). It finished Galway 1-25 Kilkenny 0-28 in Nowlan Park, putting the Tribesmen on three points, just behind the Cats and Micheal Donoghue’s Dublin on scoring difference. […] Galway Bay FM …

Road safety appeal after five deaths on last Bank Holiday weekend

Gardaí are appealing for road users to stay safe this Bank Holiday Weekend, with a special traffic operation commencing Friday. Bank Holidays are a popular time to relax and enjoy with families, relatives and friends; they are also period when traffic volumes increase on roads across the country. Over the April bank holiday weekend five […] Galway Daily …

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Galway Bay FM

  • Claims new Garda policing model in Galway viewed as “a disaster”
    by GBFM News on October 4, 2023 at 9:17 am

    The Justice Minister is being urged to question Gardaí on the “nonsensical” decision to place Connemara under the jurisdiction of Oranmore Garda Station. The area’s district headquarters were moved from Salthill to Oranmore as part of the rollout of a new policing model last year. It aims to provide a more more adaptable and responsive The post Claims new Garda policing model in Galway viewed as “a disaster” appeared first on Galway Bay FM.

  • University of Galway project aims to use AI to improve blood pressure treatment
    by GBFM News on October 4, 2023 at 7:44 am

    Galway Bay fm newsroom – A new research project at University of Galway is aiming to use AI to improve treatment for high blood pressure. Dr. Conor Judge has received funding of €700 thousand from the Health Research Board for the ambitious project. At present, people with the condition have to regularly visit their doctor, The post University of Galway project aims to use AI to improve blood pressure treatment appeared first on Galway Bay FM.

  • International academic integrity conference opens in Galway
    by GBFM News on October 4, 2023 at 7:08 am

    Galway Bay fm newsroom – An international conference on academic and research integrity is opening in Galway city today. The major event is being hosted by the University of Galway in partnership with the National Academic Integrity Network. The conference will take place over the next three days at the Galmont Hotel, with registration available on The post International academic integrity conference opens in Galway appeared first on Galway Bay FM.

  • Clifden bookshop longlisted for ‘An Post Bookshop of the Year’
    by GBFM News on October 3, 2023 at 6:04 pm

    The Clifden Bookshop is among 12 bookshops around Ireland longlisted for ‘An Post Bookshop of the Year’ The shortlist of six will be revealed on October 19th, and the overall winner announced at the An Post book awards on November 22nd. Mystery shoppers will now visit the twelve bookshops, which were voted in by customers, The post Clifden bookshop longlisted for ‘An Post Bookshop of the Year’ appeared first on Galway Bay FM.

The Sun – Galway

  • Bohemians captain Keith Buckley hopes to lift FAI Cup for first time having already set legendary status at club
    by Owen Cowzer on October 3, 2023 at 10:34 pm

    KEITH BUCKLEY has seen most things with Bohemians – but never the top of a winner’s podium. And he insisted that is the driving force now as the Gypsies head for Galway United in the FAI Cup semi-final.  Keith Buckley is already a Bohemians legemd Buckley will be hoping to claim his first silverware as Bohs captain Now 31, Buckley has spent all but two years of his career at Dalymount Park that has seen him write his name in Bohs folklore. He joined a club that were reigning […]

  • Urgent hunt for Irishman missing after moving to America as family grow increasingly concerned for safety
    by Ríona Maguire on October 3, 2023 at 8:29 pm

    THE family of an Irishman who has been missing abroad for almost a week are becoming increasingly concerned for his safety. Galway man James Gleeson has been missing from California, in the USA, since Thursday, September 28. James has been missing from the Parkside area of San Fran since September 28 The 35-year-old was last seen five days ago in the Parkside area of San Francisco wearing a maroon flannel jumper, a high-vis vest and carrying a backpack. He has been described by […]

  • The Christmas market in heart of Irish city with over 50 wooden chalets, carousel, big wheel and Santa train
    by Michelle Cullen on October 3, 2023 at 11:36 am

    THE festive season is fast approaching, with many locations across Ireland giving Santa’s elves a run for their money as they prepare some fabulous Christmas markets. One spectacle sure to make it onto your must-see list this year is the Galway Christmas Market. The City of the Tribes will be sparkling for an extended period from 6pm on Friday, November 10, until Sunday, January 7, 2024 Having proven hugely successful in recent years and after welcoming over 450,000 visitors last […]

  • Bohemians boss Declan Devine knows the threat that Galway United pose ahead of FAI Cup semi-final
    by Colum Motherway on September 30, 2023 at 9:47 pm

    WITH THE scent of the Aviva Stadium in the air, Bohemians certainly won’t be looking down their noses at Galway United in next Saturday’s intriguing FAI Cup semi-final. Off it in the first half against Sligo Rovers on Friday night, Bohs sparked to life to blow the Bit O’ Red away in the second to run out 3-1 winners. Declan Devine is not underestimating Galway’s threat Bohs earned a comfortable win over Sligo Rovers last time out Jonathan Afolabi scored his 15th and 16th […]


Galway Daily

  • Killary Fjord Boat Tours attends largest French travel exhibition
    by Michael Malone on October 4, 2023 at 9:55 am

    Killary Fjord Boat Tours are among 14 Irish tourism companies joining Tourism Ireland at IFTM Top Resa, the largest travel trade exhibition in France. The event typically attracts around 30,000 visitors including influential tour operators and travel agents, as well as business tourism decision-makers and leading French travel journalists. The three-day event is a valuable

  • Major conference on academic integrity taking place in Galway
    by Michael Malone on October 4, 2023 at 9:10 am

    A major international conference on academic and research integrity is taking place in Galway this week, hosted by University of Galway in partnership with the National Academic Integrity Network (NAIN). Students, researchers, academics and professional staff will get the opportunity to come together to think about what practical steps are needed to maintain integrity in

  • Tuam Bypass closing for maintenance roadworks
    by Briain Kelly on October 3, 2023 at 5:33 pm

    There will be an overnight road closure of the Tuam Bypass on Tuesday evening in order to allow roadworks to take place. Routine maintenance works are being carried out on the Bypass by Colas Roadbridge (CRJV). In order to facilitate these works, the road will be closed in both directions from 7pm tonight until 6am