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Druid Theatre announce 10 year partnership with NUI Galway

NUI Galway and the world renowned Druid Theatre have announced a ten year partnership to boost their creative arts collaboration. This partnership will build on the long standing relationship between the university and theatre company, aiming to strengthen arts programmes, offer internships, and build on the international reputation for arts Galway already has. Garry Hynes, […] Galway Daily …


Ashling represented the best of modern Ireland, says Taoiseach

An Taoiseach Micheál Martin has joined thousands of people this afternoon in paying tribute to Ashling Murphy, saying that she “represented the best of modern Ireland”. “The entire country is devastated and shocked by the violent and barbaric killing of Ashling Murphy, a young woman in the prime of her life,” said the Taoiseach. “Our […] Galway Daily …


Free Christmas Tree recycling for county households

Galway County Council is organising a Christmas Tree recycling service at towns and villages for households to properly dispose of their trees. The service will run from this Friday, January 7 to Saturday, January 15 at thirteen different locations. The recycling service is free of charge, and for domestic households only. County residents can bring […] Galway Daily …


Plans in the works for 167 homes in Ballinasloe

Plans are in their early stages for the construction of 167 homes in Ballinasloe. Limehill Esker Limited is seeking approval to proceed with a Strategic Housing Development application at Dunlo Ballinasloe. The housing development would comprise 56 houses and 111 apartments, along with associated site works. The development is currently at the consultation stage with […] Galway Daily …


Plans for large housing development in Athenry

Plans have been submitted to the county council for a mixed use development in Athenry comprising 59 houses and apartments, along with commercial units, and restoring a protected structure as community centre. Ghost Zapper Limited is seeking planning permission for 28 houses and 31 apartments at a site off Cross Street/Clarke Street in Athenry. The […] Galway Daily …


Galway Christmas Song

The band Grandom as part of the Galway Random Sounds Project, has released a new original Christmas song: Christmas In Galway The…


Plans submitted for Ballinasloe housing development

Plans have been submitted to the county council for the construction of 13 houses on a 0.47 hectare site on the outskirts of Ballinasloe. Planning permission is being sought for a housing development at Glentaun, Ballinasloe, comprising 13 three-bed houses, and associated site works. The estate would have a total of 26 car parking spaces, […] Galway Daily …


Mountbellew chosen as Smart Villages destination

A major rural development initiative has been announced in Mountbellew by Galway Rural Development (GRD). ‘Smart Villages’ aims to enhance cooperation, new alliances and funding for rural areas across the county. A capacity crowd attended Mountbellew Pastoral Centre last month to discuss the potential for the town as a ‘Smart Village’ destination, with Mountbellew District […] Galway Daily …



Fundraiser for improved sports facilities at Letterfrack NS

A fundraiser has been set up for improved sports facilities at Letterfrack National School in Connemara, which has currently has no indoor space for physical education. Pupils at Letterfrack National School have to go outside for PE, and while the school has a good sized grass pitch, it becomes very water logged when it rains. […] Galway Daily …


City sports clubs invited to apply for grant funding

Sports Clubs in Galway City are being invited to apply for funding from the city council under the annual grant scheme. The city council has €130,000 available to distribute under the Sports Club Grant Scheme for 2021. Clubs can each receive a capital grant of up to €3,500 under the scheme, which is delivered in […] Galway Daily …


Aging water network to be replaced in Ballygar

Almost two and half kilometres of aging, leak prone water mains in the Ballygar area are being replaced to improve the local water network. At the Pound Road junction in Ballygar, Irish Water is replacing 2.4km of aging water mains with modern pipes to cut down on leaks in the old mains. The works, contracted […] Galway Daily …


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