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County Council and Oughterard shops work together on road safety campaign

Galway County Council is teaming up with local retailers in Oughterard for a road safety campaign heading into the winter nights. For this ‘Be Safe, Be Seen’ campaign the county council is distributing free high visibility vests from four stores in Oughterard. The free vests, meant to ensure that cyclists are pedestrians are visible to […] Galway Daily …


Slight increase in Covid rate in three local areas

Just three Local electoral areas in the county have seen an increase in their 14-day Covid-19 incidence rate, according to new data released this evening. All three LEAs in Galway city saw an increase in their 14-day rate this week, but the incidence rate fell across the other seven LEAs in the county. Galway City […] Galway Daily …


Local nursing home breaches multiple health regulations

A nursing home near Ballinasloe was found to be non-compliant with 23 health regulations after a risk inspection was carried out by HIQA during the summer. A HIQA report published yesterday contains a number of significant concerns about Kiltormer Nursing Home in Ballinasloe, which is run by D & G Nursing Home Limited. During the […] Galway Daily …


Irish spirits producers say Covid crisis ‘significantly impacted’ sector

Irish spirits producers have said today that the Covid-19 crisis has significantly impacted the sector – hitting production, exports, and sales. Spirits producers have been significantly impacted by the closure of the hospitality sector and they argue that these venues should be allowed to reopen or stay open in a controlled, safe and sustainable manner […] Galway Daily …


Two islands to benefit from over €190,000 in grants

Two Galway islands will benefit from over €190,000 in grants announced today by the Department of Rural and Community Development. Inis Mór and Inishbofin as well as three islands in Cork and one in Donegal will receive grants for the resurfacing of roads, repairs to sea walls and slipways, and work on damaged coastal defences. […] Galway Daily …


Galway GAA clubs urged to join virtual Sleep Out for Simon

Galway GAA has called on clubs across the county to take part in Galway Simon’s Virtual Sleep Out in October, in support of those facing homelessness in the community. The annual Sleep Out for Simon event has been re-imagined due to the pandemic, and is set to take place virtually across Galway and beyond on […] Galway Daily …


NUI Galway to welcome 3,500 first years after exceptional year

CAO points have risen in all four colleges at NUI Galway, as the University prepares to welcome 3,500 First Year students later this month. The University made an extra 190 offers to CAO applicants, as demand for popular programmes intensified after the increases in CAO points. President of NUI Galway Professor Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh, congratulated […] …


Galway projects to benefit from Tesco Ireland’s community fund

Galway projects that support children’s organisations impacted by Covid-19 will benefit from the fifth round of Tesco Ireland’s 2020 Community Fund Programme. This is the third consecutive round to be dedicated to those affected by the pandemic. The local causes that will receive the donations from the Tesco Community Fund include neighbourhood youth clubs and […] …


Zoom launch for new issue of poetry magazine Skylight 47

Over The Edge presents issue 13 of Skylight 47 “possibly Ireland’s most interesting poetry publication”, launching on Zoom this month. The issue includes a wide range of poems, reviews of poetry collections, and a poetry master class in which an established poet makes detailed editing suggestions for a poem submitted to them anonymously. The latest […] …


Clearing the fog – Galway sanitising company cleans up

Corrib Sanitising, a Galway based domestic disinfection service, has been helping shuttered businesses wipe their premises clean to reopen with their new fogging service. With many more customer intensive business returning to work this week, Corrib Sanitising Fogging service is offering business owners the chance to ensure their premises are ready for customers and staff […] …