Galway News and Events

Planning your Galway trip? Whether you’re looking for things to do in Galway such as events and attractions, to make your Galway visit run smoothly or are planning where to stay in Galway, you’ll find everything you need for your Galway holiday on Whats On in Galway.net. Our What’s On Galway guide has the latest events not to miss while you visit Galway – there’s always something going on, so don’t miss out on the latest exhibitions, shows and more on your trip to Galway by checking out our News and Events and Events Calendar pages.

See what's On in Galway. The events calendar is always packed with arts festivals, live music, exhibitions, blockbuster theatre shows, sport and activities for family and kids.

2021 Cúírt New Writing Prize winners announced

Bernadette Lynch and Morgan O Connor have been announced as the winners of the 2021 Cúírt New Writing Prize in the poetry and short story categories respectively. The two winners receive a €500 cash prize and the opportunity to read at the Cúirt/Over the Edge New Writing Showcase as part of Cúirt on Thursday April […] Galway Daily …


GMIT hotel school team wins national hospitality award

A team of students from GMIT’s Galway International Hotel School have been declared the winners of a prestigious national hospitality award. The five person team were the winners of the 36th annual National Hospitality Business Management Game attended by tourism and hospitality colleges around Ireland. The winning GMIT team members were Roisin Corrigan (Wicklow), Max Reid […] Galway Daily …


TY students take part in 5-week law programme by Bar of Ireland

Transition Year students from Galway and across Ireland are taking part in the Bar of Ireland’s annual ‘Look into Law’ Programme which kicked off last week. The programme, now in its sixth year, has a schedule of recorded webcasts and content aimed at giving TY students a first-hand look at the life of a barrister […] Galway Daily …


Four bedroom city house has great renovation potential

For house hunters looking for an ideal family home or gilt edged investment opportunity, this exceptional four bed detached home in Galway city might tick all the boxes. O’Donnellan & Joyce is auctioning 18 Sylvan Drive this Friday, 26 February 2021 at 12pm noon by live stream auction, with an advised minimum value of €330,000. […] Galway Daily …


NUIG Students’ Union to hold series of events to mark SHAG Week

A series of online events will be held by NUIG Students’ Union over the coming days to mark Sexual Health Awareness and Guidance (SHAG) Week. The events will look at key issues impacting on the sexual health and wellbeing of students including sexual self confidence, contraception, STIs, safe online sex and sexual education reform. Among […] Galway Daily …



HID Global to create over 100 new jobs in Galway with new HQ

HID Global has announced it is on track to open its Centre of Excellence in Galway city this year, which will create over 100 jobs in the coming years. The company, which currently employs 180 people, will move its operations to the new facility in Mervue Business Park by the end of 2022. HID Global […] Galway Daily …


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  • Disruption to Hospital Services Across the Saolta Group of Hospitals
    by GBFM News on May 15, 2021 at 3:09 pm

    Galway Bay FM Newsroom – The Saolta group of hospitals have released a statement this afternoon regarding disruptions expected as a result of the Ransomware attack on the HSE yesterday morning. It reads… The ransomware attack on the HSE IT systems continues to have a considerable impact on hospital services. From Monday the following service

  • Restoration of Health Services in the West of Ireland will take many days says HSE
    by GBFM News on May 15, 2021 at 2:07 pm

    Galway bay FM Newsroom – The restoration of health services in the West of Ireland will take many days as the HSE deal with yesterday’s cyber attack. Chief Operations Officer of the HSE and Galway city native Anne O’Connor has confirmed that they have been working to restore their systems nationally but it will take

  • Funding awarded for 3 road resurfacing projects on Inis Mór
    by GBFM News on May 15, 2021 at 11:54 am

    Galway Bay FM Newsroom – Funding has been awarded for three road resurfacing projects on Inis Mór. The funding’s been announced by Minister for Rural & Community Development with responsibility for the Islands, Heather Humphreys. The largest allocation of €90 thousand will go towards the resurfacing of Bóthar Cill Mhuirbhigh. While €45 thousand will go

  • Cyber Attack on the HSE forces cancellation of MRI Scans at Portiuncula Hospital Ballinasloe
    by GBFM News on May 15, 2021 at 10:25 am

    Galway bay FM Newsroom – The Cyber attack on the systems of the HSE has forced Portiuncula Hospital to announce that MRI Scans that were due to take place today and tomorrow have been cancelled. HSE IT systems were targeted in the early hours of yesterday morning – and it could be a number of

  • MRI scans to go ahead this weekend at Merlin Park Imaging Centre and Alliance UHG
    by GBFM News on May 14, 2021 at 6:06 pm

    Galway Bay fm newsroom – MRI scans are going ahead in both Merlin Park Imaging Centre and Alliance UHG this weekend, despite the cyber attack on the HSE CT scans will not be able to go ahead and patients who have CT scans booked over the weekend will be contacted as soon as possible to

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  • Call for detailed breakdown of Galway 2020 accounts
    by Michael Malone on May 15, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    Galway Senator Ollie Crowe has called for an independent audit of Galway 2020, saying a full review is needed to understand exactly how millions of euro were spent. The Fianna Fáil Senator said that a full set of accounts must be published with detailed breakdowns to find out how around €25 million was spent. “Having

  • Light Ballet taking maiden voyage on the River Shannon
    by Briain Kelly on May 15, 2021 at 1:06 pm

    The stunning Light Ballet will light up the skies along the River Shannon this June as this floating installation makes its way along the River. Created by Irish Light Artist Mick Murray and Lighting Designer Matthew Cregan, Light Ballet will transform the skies and surrounding landscape of eight counties with a dazzling display visible up

  • Weather warning for thunderstorms and flooding risk
    by Briain Kelly on May 15, 2021 at 10:56 am

    The recent spell of mostly sunny weather has taken a turn, with Met Eireann issuing a weather warning for heavy rain and and thunderstorms across most of Ireland today. A status yellow thunderstorm weather warning has been issued for all of Connacht, Munster, and Leinster. Scattered thunderstorms have been forecast for the country throughout Saturday

  • Down the hatch – 1520 launches takeaway menu!
    by Briain Kelly on May 15, 2021 at 9:20 am

    With the countdown to the reopening of the hospitality industry in a matter of weeks, a number of popular bars are giving a preview of the summer days to come One of the bars which has been a very welcome return to business is 1520 Bar on Quay St, with a new general manager Marty

  • Virtual event to get everyone and their dog moving for MADRA!
    by Michael Malone on May 15, 2021 at 8:00 am

    Dog rescue charity MADRA has organised a virtual event in a bid to get everyone and their dog moving after the annual Dogathon event at the Claddagh was cancelled due to the pandemic. On Saturday, May 29 the MADRA team along with its army of volunteers and ambassadors will be lacing up their runners and