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Galway silverware shines in Scéalta na gCorn

Ask anybody in Ireland about Liam or Sam and the chances are they will know you are referring to the trophies presented to the All-Ireland senior hurling and football champions. But what about the 2,000 other pieces of GAA silverware around the country, how many of us know the stories of these cups, how they […] Galway Daily …

Cad ‘Déarfá le Gaillimh

Ar clár na seachtaine seo:  Léiritheoir an scannáin Róise & Frank Cúán Mac Conghail Cumadóir, fonnadóir, scríbhneoir Fearghas Mac Lochlainn Patsy Ó Cualáin ag labhairt le Barbara faoi codladh amuigh do charthanacht Beidh Galway Simon Sleepout Dé hAoine 30 Meán Fómhair. Tá leabhar nua Fearghas Mac Lochlainn An Slipéar Gloine, maisithe ag Paddy Donnelly ó […] Galway Bay FM …

Croí to celebrate World Heart Day with public wellness event

Heart and stroke charity Croí is inviting the public to Heartfest, a free and holistic cardiovascular health and wellness event at Croí House from 10am to 3pm on World Heart Day next Thursday, 29 September. Self-Care is Heart Care is one of the core pillars that the World Heart Federation has identified for this year’s […] Galway Daily …

Book of Condolences opened for Queen Elizabeth at City Hall

Galway Bay FM newsroom – Locals now can express their sympathy for Queen Elizabeth in the newly opened book of condolences at City Hall. Mayor of Galway Clodagh Higgins organised the book after the passing of the monarch last Thursday at Balmoral. It is available for members of the public to sign during City Hall’s […] Galway Bay FM …

August sees increase of over 300 people on Live Register in West

There was an increase of 306 people on the Live Register in Galway, Mayo and Roscommon in August compared to July. CSO figures show that 18,680 people were on the Live Register in the West region last month compared to 18,374 in July. Nationally, 197,125 people were on the Live Register in August, of whom […] Galway Daily …

OVER THE LINE: The Panel (Monday, 29th August 2022)

This week’s guests on ‘The Panel’ are Gerry Murphy, William Davies, Cian O’Connell and George McDonagh. They announced the Football Team of the week, look back the weekend’s action in the senior football championship, Galway United’s FAI Cup defeat to UCD, Connacht Rugby’s playing return, the Bluebird Care Galway Summer Rally and more. ‘Over […] Galway Bay FM …

Mum Talks announces first meet up in Galway city

Mum Talks has announced that its first Galway meet up will take place on Monday 12 September at the g Hotel in Galway city. Mum Talks supports and empowers women throughout their journey of motherhood with online and in-person meet-ups, events, talks and workshops. The event is designed to help mums from pregnancy, right through […] Galway Daily …

Galway pupils collect 5 tonnes of litter through “Picker Pals” programme

Galway Bay fm newsroom – Galway schools collected 5 tonnes of litter for their schools last year – through the 2021 Picker Pals programme. 66 different schools across the county took part in the national initiative – which aims to encourage children to contribute to a better environment through fun-based activities. With 75 spaces still […] Galway Bay FM …

Quality of education being affected by large class sizes

Galway East Sinn Féin’s Louis O’Hara has said that the quality of children’s education in Galway is being affected by large class sizes. He said that countless classes are “far too big, in buildings too small, and not fit for purpose.” O’Hara’s comments come after it was revealed that there were 125 primary school classes […] Galway Daily …

Baily Point Salthill faceworks to commence with scaffolding erected today

Galway Bay fm newsroom – Scaffolding has been erected today at Baily Point in Salthill, as faceworks are due to commence. Mayor of Galway Clodagh Higgins is among those who have been highlighting the declining nature of the external facade of the building, at both a local and national level for years. The Baily Point […] Galway Bay FM …

Ticketing details for Senior & Intermediate Hurling Club Championships

The Galway GAA Senior & Intermediate Hurling Club Championships get underway this weekend. Details of all the fixtures for Friday through Monday, along with ticketing information for the Brooks Group Championships have been released by Galway GAA. Match tickets cost €10 if purchased ahead of time, or €15 if you’re buying at the gate. Under […] Galway Daily …

Plans for housing in Oughterard turned down

Galway Bay fm newsroom – Plans for a development of townhouses in Oughterard have been turned down. The plans, led by Keith Palmer, would have seen four units constructed at Carrowmanagh. Refusing permission, planners found the applicant failed to address the impact the site access would have on the public road. They further found the […] 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