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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…

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 …

COVID-19: 589 new cases reported today

A total of 589 new cases of COVID-19 were reported this afternoon by health officials. The number of people with COVID in hospitals across the country now stands at 62, with 17 of those receiving care in ICUs. As of yesterday evening, there are no COVID-19 patients receiving care in Galway’s public hospitals. Deputy Chief […] Galway Daily …

Galway software company creating 42 jobs with NUIG partnership

The Galway based company Aró Digital Strategy expects to create 42 new jobs as a result of a new research partnership with NUIG. Twelve of the new positions will be filled this year, with the remaining 30 expected to be filled over the next five years. Aró and the university’s Insight Centre for Data Analytics […] Galway Daily …

Two men sentenced for stealing from church poor box

Two related men who stole money from a church poor box received sentences at Galway District Court recently. Kevin Goldbey (36) and Kenneth Goldbey (38), both of Gaelcarraig Park in Westside, admitted to stealing from St Nicholas Church in Galway City, after originally pleading not guilty. The incident involved €103.25 in cash stolen from the […] Galway Daily …

Racing for Rosabel at the Connacht Hotel

The Galway Races might not be open to crowds in Ballybrit this year, but there will still be plenty of opportunity for men and women not to break out their best and preen. ‘Racing for Rosabel’ in aid of Rosabel’s Rooms is back for its fourth year with a fabulous afternoon planned in the Connacht […] Galway Daily …

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  • Tuam artist launches latest collection inspired by Australian coast
    by Michael Malone on September 28, 2021 at 11:45 am

    Tuam artist Ciara O’Neill is set to release her latest collection which has been inspired by the warm Australian climate and coastal life. With a degree in Interior Design, Ciara O’Neill specialises in contemporary art and her latest series will be released in October. The collection includes Apollo, an acrylic and oil series which will

  • Salthill Cycleway will form ‘blue jewel in crown of greenways’
    by Michael Malone on September 28, 2021 at 10:30 am

    Galway Cycling Campaign has said that the Salthill Cycleway will form the blue jewel in Galway’s crown of connected urban greenways. A proposal for the temporary 3-km coastal cycleway was passed by city councillors at yesterday’s council meeting, with 17 votes to one in favour of the cycleway. The cycling group says that it will

  • Fuel allowance payments restart for thousands of Galway people
    by Michael Malone on September 28, 2021 at 9:10 am

    Thousands of people in Galway city and county are receiving their fuel allowance again for this year after the start of the scheme was announced yesterday. A total of 18,886 in the City and County received fuel allowance payments through the National Fuel Scheme last winter and they will automatically receive payment again as long