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‘My Country is My Prison’ podcast launched by six Galway students

Six students from the Irish Centre for Human Rights at NUI Galway have launched a podcast series titled ‘My Country is My Prison’. The 5-episode podcast series highlights human rights violations perpetrated against women and children in Ireland’s institutions in the 20th century, using international human rights law as an illustrative framework. The Master in […] Galway Daily …

City Council to seek approval to relocate to Crown Square in Mervue

Galway Bay fm – The first steps could be taken on Monday to get the ball rolling on a plan for Galway City Council to relocate to Crown Square in Mervue. A proposal from the CEO will be brought to councillors on Monday seeking approval to raise a loan to accommodate the move. It’s not […] Galway Bay FM …

Laughing all the way to The Kings Head with GIAF

The most intimate Festival comedy at its best will happen at The Kings Head this July! The Kings Head has been a venue for lunchtime Comedy during Galway International Arts Festival for over 25 years. This July you can catch some of Ireland’s best comedians up close and personal in the intimate surrounds of The […] Galway Daily …

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Berni tells Andy the truth about Briain in Ros na Rún

Berni reveals what Briain did to Andy, Bobbi Lee is fuming at Berni’s deception, and Mack wants Niall to let loose one last time in Ros na Rún. Berni tells Andy that Briain raped her, which is why she doesn’t want him to have anything to do with her child. Andy is out for blood, […] Galway Daily …

Local councillor says”bureaucracy gone mad” as Ballinderreen NS faces loss of teacher

Galway Bay fm newsroom – A local councillor is slamming a decision by the department of education to reduce the number of teachers at Ballinderreen National School Councillor Joe Byrne says ‘bureaucracy has gone mad’ following the departments refusal to retain the current compliment of teachers for September. Last September the school submitted their enrollment […] Galway Bay FM …

Man punched out participant in street fight he was refereeing

A man refereeing a street fight, who instead ended up punching out one of the participants, got a jail sentence at Galway District Court. Michael McDonagh, of 6 Fana Glas, Ballybane, received a seven month prison sentence after pleading guilty to charges of violent disorder and assault causing harm. Garda Aidan Nally told the court […] Galway Daily …

Tuam mental health complex set to reach completion early next year

Galway Bay fm newsroom – The redevelopment of the Old Grove Hospital in Tuam is ahead of schedule – and set for completion early next year. The site will have a mental health centre with a team base and day hospital, as well as a disability centre wth team base and clinics. The reconfiguration of […] Galway Bay FM …

Cell Explorers celebrates 10 years of science

The Galway based Cell Explorers programme is celebrating ten years of informing, inspiring and involving the public in hands-on modern biology. First created in 2012 by founding director Dr Muriel Grenon and ten project students, Cell Explorers was piloted with funding from the EXPLORE Innovation initiative. This was a project by NUI Galway and its […] Galway Daily …

ATU students’ art exhibition opens in Galway city

An art exhibition by 22 Contemporary Art students at Atlantic Technological University (ATU) opened in three locations across Galway city this week. The exhibition, titled ‘Search Engine’, was launched by former Galway City Arts Officer James Harrold on Tuesday. The work can now be viewed at Saolta Arts, University Hospital Galway, and Galway city library […] Galway Daily …

Oranmore vigil to mark installation of new Bishop to focus on young people

Galway Bay FM Newsroom – A vigil of gratitude and welcome for the incoming Bishop of Galway Micheal Duignan, is set to take place this evening at Oranmore Church and will focus on young people It’s taking place on the eve of Bishop Duignan’s installation at Galway Cathedral tomorrow afternoon when he takes over from […] Galway Bay FM …

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Galway Bay FM

  • 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