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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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  • Additional night-time water supply restrictions across a number of Galway supplies
    by GBFM News on June 7, 2023 at 5:47 pm

    Galway Bay FM Newsroom – Night-time water supply restrictions are being increased across a number of Galway supplies and will remain in place for the coming days To help manage water levels in this dry spell, the restrictions will be in place nightly starting tonight, and will cover 11pm to 7am The areas impacted include

  • UHG chef named Aramark’s Healthcare Chef of the Year
    by GBFM News on June 7, 2023 at 5:43 pm

    Galway Bay FM Newsroom – Chef at University Hospital Galway, Pat Mills, has been named Aramark’s Healthcare Chef of the Year 2023. This year’s contest saw seven talented chefs competing against each other to be crowned Aramark Healthcare Chef of the Year 2023. The competition required the chefs to prepare, cook and present two portions

  • Galway’s Leaving Cert students generally happy with their first ever State Exam
    by GBFM News on June 7, 2023 at 5:40 pm

    Galway Bay FM Newsroom – For thousands of teenagers across Galway, the sun is setting on the first day of this year’s Leaving Cert exams. This morning was English Paper One, followed by Home Economics in the afternoon. While the exams have a three-week timetable, most of the mainstream subjects will be wrapped up within

  • Galway hospitals to hold info meeting in the city this week
    by GBFM News on June 7, 2023 at 5:32 pm

    Galway Bay Fm Newsroom – A free information meeting on stoma care is taking place in Galway city tomorrow evening There will be information talks on diet and nutrition, health and wellbeing and improving quality of life for people living with a stoma. People will also have the opportunity to speak to specialists from UHG

The Sun – Galway

  • GAA All-Ireland football group table standings: How Groups 1, 2, 3 and 4 stand as race for Sam Maguire gets underway
    by Andrew Ryan on June 6, 2023 at 2:01 pm

    IT IS that time of year again as the All-Ireland football championship race gets underway. The last two weekends saw the opening rounds of the round robin stage. Kerry go into the All-Ireland championship as holdersSportsfile Dublin will be looking to win Sam Maguire for the first time since 2020Sportsfile Hot on their heels will be Galway, who lost in last year’s final but retained the Connacht title in 2023Sportsfile Kerry go into the campaign as defending champions, after […]

  • Inside ‘exclusive’ waterfront property with gorgeous views and unique features – its on the market in Galway for €695K
    by Ríona Maguire on June 5, 2023 at 8:00 am

    THIS “exclusive” waterfront property located in Co Galway has hit the market for €695K. The five-bedroom home, located in Banagher, is arranged over three floors and is in “immaculate” condition throughout. The Galway property is on the market for €695K The home is located on the banks of the River Shannon The property is accessed via electric gates Through the front door, is a light filled entrance room with a staircase leading to the lower ground and first floor. […]

  • Galway get the better of Westmeath under the sun in goalless All-Ireland football match-up
    by Colum Motherway on June 3, 2023 at 11:00 pm

    AIDED BY an extra man for the final quarter, Galway eventually pulled away from a wholehearted Westmeath side in front of a big crowd in sun-drenched Mullingar on Saturday evening. Dessie Dolan’s wind-assisted charges were deservedly two points ahead after five minutes, via a 45-metre free from John Heslin and a well-worked score finished by Ronan O’Toole. Damien Comer of Galway in action against David Giles of Westmeath Ray Connellan of Westmeath is red carded by referee Joe […]

  • Everyone saying same thing about ‘beautiful’ beach in Ireland – and it looks like it’s in the Mediterranean
    by Kate Stafford on June 2, 2023 at 7:43 pm

    EVERYONE has said the same thing about this “pure paradise” in Co Galway – and it’s perfect for a swim on a summer day. Tik Tok travel page, posts fantastic Irish travel content. The beach has been described as paradise The page recently shared a video from Instagram page @Aniqlm, showcasing the magnificent Dog’s Bay in Co Galway. The video shows off the crystal clear blue waters of the unique Irish beach. With a spectacular horse shoe shape coastline […]


Galway Daily

  • New applications open for Galway Wind Park Community Fund
    by Michael Malone on June 7, 2023 at 5:00 pm

    New applications for the SSE Renewables and Greencoat Renewables Galway Wind Park Community Fund can be submitted from Monday, 12 June until Friday, 7 July. Applications will be accepted from community groups within 20 km of Galway Wind Park, with preference given to those within 5 km, through at The Galway Wind Park Community

  • 8th annual Castlehackett 8K to take place this weekend
    by Michael Malone on June 7, 2023 at 3:30 pm

    Castlehackett National School has announced that the eighth annual ‘Castlehackett 8K’ will take place this year on Sunday, 11 June at 10am. The event has grown over the years, with over 200 participants completing the race last year, with most people running, some walking and others on bikes and buggies! All money raised from previous

  • Marathon man to take on ‘world’s toughest foot race’ in California
    by Michael Malone on June 7, 2023 at 2:15 pm

    Accomplished marathon runner Thomas O’Connor will compete in ‘the world’s toughest foot race’ in California next month to help raise funds for the National Breast Cancer Research Institute. The Badwater135 Ultramarathon is 135 miles long, and begins at Death Valley, 282 feet below sea level. The runners will cross two mountain ranges and finish with