Athenry News

Galway Advertiser4 months ago

Give the gift of football with a Galway FC season ticket

The ideal Christmas gift for any local football fan is on sale now with the announcement that Galway FC are selling season tickets for the highly anticipated 2014 season, starting next March. T he ticket will allow holders access to all of the club’s home fixtures as a... Read More

Galway Advertiser4 months ago

Higgins calls for stand-alone bank for farmers

Establishing a new stand-alone bank for farmers is the only solution to the closure of the ACC Bank and the increasing dominance of AIB and Bank of Ireland in the State’s banking sector. This is the view of Labour Galway senator Lorraine Higgins who is calling on the... Read More

Local News

Galway Advertiser4 months ago

Funding for sports clubs up by 60 per cent says Crowe

Funding for sports clubs is to increase by more than 60 per cent to €125,000 in 2014, a measure that is due to be passed at the Galway City Council budget meeting in City Hall tomorrow. Following the distribution of €74,000 to various clubs throughout the city under the... Read More

Regional News

Galway Advertiser4 months ago

Council issues storm surge warning for the city

The Salthill Promenade, Grattan Road, and the Fishmarket at the Spanish Arch are at serious risk from high flood over next few days, leading the Galway City Council to issue a storm surge warning. City Hall is calling on the public to exercise caution. The high tide is... Read More

Galway Advertiser4 months ago

One hundred people a day call the Samaritans in Galway

The office of the Samaritans at 14 Nuns Island Galway received approximately 33,700 contacts in the last twelve months — almost one hundred contacts to its centre every day of the year. At the launch of their annual Impact Report at Buswells Hotel in Dublin yesterday... Read More

Galway Advertiser4 months ago

City Manager has ‘no hesitation’ with positive 2014 Budget

By Martina Nee Galway city manager Brendan McGrath has confirmed that he will have “no hesitation” in recommending the adoption of the 2014 Budget which he describes as “positive” and one that will serve Galway well. The 2014 Draft Annual Budget... Read More

Galway Advertiser4 months ago

Funding of €20,000 for improvements to the Ballyloughane beach road

Improvements are to be carried out on Ballyloughane beach road following representations made to Galway City Council to councillor Terry O’Flaherty who confirmed yesterday that the sum of €20,000 has been provided in the road works budget programme for next year. “The... Read More

Galway Advertiser4 months ago

City manager has “no hesitation” in recommending positive 2014 Budget

Galway city manager Brendan McGrath has confirmed that he will have “no hesitation” in recommending the adoption of the 2014 Budget which he describes as “positive” and one that will serve Galway well. The 2014 Draft Annual Budget will be presented to councillors for... Read More

Galway Advertiser4 months ago

Civic and religious leaders gather for silver anniversary Christmas Messages radio programme

Galway’s civic and religious leaders will be delivering their Christmas messages on Galway Bay fm on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. The 25th annual Christmas Messages programme will be broadcast at 6.04pm on Christmas Eve and 1.04pm on Christmas Day and will feature... Read More

Galway Advertiser4 months ago

Budget fund essential for community involvement at Knocknacarra Community Centre, says Keane

The fight for national funding to provide even more sporting amenities and further promote community involvement at facilities such as the Knocknacarra Community Centre has been made even stronger by provisions in Budget 2014, according to Fianna Fáil city councillor Peter Keane.... Read More

Galway Advertiser4 months ago

Budget backs ‘Brand Galway’and Capital of Culture bid

The development of ‘Brand Galway’ and undertaking a review of major venues in the city to ensure a sucessful bid for the European Capital of Culture in 2020 are just some of the economic initiatives that are being promoted and funded in the Galway City Council draft Budget 2014.... Read More

Galway Advertiser4 months ago

Minister Bruton launches €88 million SFI data analytics research centre

Insight, a new research centre for data analytics run by Science Foundation Ireland (SFI), has been officially announced by the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise, and Innovation Richard Bruton and the Minister for Research and Innovation Sean Sherlock. In a joint initiative... Read More

Galway Advertiser4 months ago

NUI Galway alumni Christmas get-together this evening

The NUI Galway Alumni Club is holding its annual alumni Christmas get-together this evening from 5.30pm to 8pm in the Aula Maxima, The Quadrangle, NUI Galway. Graduates are invited to attend and meet former classmates from home and abroad to revisit old memories and... Read More

New Inn gets ready for influx of mummers

Galway Advertiser4 months ago

New Inn gets ready for influx of mummers

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Galway Advertiser4 months ago

Thousands of Galwegians suffering food poverty

MORE THAN 25,000 people in Galway cannot put a proper meal on the table every week according to a new report from Unite and the Irish Congress of Trade Unions. The report, Hungry For Action: Mapping Food Poverty in Ireland found that 25,300 people in Galway are affected... Read More

Galway Advertiser4 months ago

Kyne welcomes new scheme to benefit Galway’s historic buildings

Conservation of historic buildings and job creation are the goals of the new Built Heritage Jobs Leverage Scheme from which Galway city and county is to benefit. The Minister for the Arts Jimmy Deenihan announced the new scheme yesterday with a total of €225,000 being... Read More

Galway Advertiser4 months ago

GOAL urges Galway people not to forget their GOAL Mile this Christmas

Galway GOAL Mile organisers, including GOAL’s own Maura Lennon have been busy making calls, sending emails, and issuing general reminders to people throughout the county over the past week, urging them to get out and run, jog, or walk the popular annual event this Christmas, and raise as much money... Read More

Galway Advertiser4 months ago

Agri-food leader to seek a western EU nomination

The chair of the Northern Ireland Livestock and Meat Commission Pat O’Rourke, is to seek the Fianna Fáil nomination for the Midlands-North-West EU constituency, which includes County Galway. Mr O’Rourke is a Longford-based agri-food leader, and regional and rural... Read More

Galway Advertiser4 months ago

A rocking winter solstice celebration

THE WINTER solstice is this Saturday and to mark the shortest day of the year Campbell’s Tavern, Cloughanover, hosts a gig featuring Stephen James, The Deans, and The Johnny Ringo Band. Sligo singer-songwriter Stephen James grew up surrounded by music and initially began... Read More

Galway Advertiser4 months ago

Make most of the Park and Ride service over next few days

With just a few days left until Christmas, enjoy hassle free travel to Galway City by using the Park and Ride from Ballybrit for just €3 Buses depart Galway racecourse and city centre every 15 minutes. Service operates Monday to Saturday from 7:00am to 9:30pm and on... Read More

Galway Advertiser4 months ago

Remembering the true meaning of Christmas

A group of young people involved in organising an evening of prayer at Galway Cathedral in the run up to the festive season will take to the streets to encourage people to remember the true meaning of Christmas. The organisers of the evening of prayer, adoration, music,... Read More

Galway Advertiser4 months ago

Great quality tyres at best prices at Fahy Tyre Worx

Fahy Tyre Worx, located in Ballindooley on the Headford Road, is committed to providing the best quality tyres, exhausts, and catalytic converters at great value prices. Established in 1975, the company is owned and operated by Niall Fahy who has more than 10 years’... Read More

Galway Advertiser4 months ago

Galway County Council pass 2014 budget with expenditure of €122 million

The 2014 budget for Galway County Council was passed unanimously with an anticipated expenditure of €122 million, representing €4.5 million reduction on the budget adopted for 2013. At a special meeting at County Hall on Monday councillors were told there would be a... Read More

Galway Advertiser4 months ago

Successful u-21 footballers remember year with colourful calandar

Galway’s U-21 footballers enjoyed a successful year in 2013 and to mark the occasion they have produced a calendar to meet the costs of preparing the team and to support the Pieta House Mind Our Men campaign. The calendar is a great stocking filler and highlights not... Read More

Galway Advertiser4 months ago

Anti-Austerity Alliance to run candidate in city centre

Sean Byrne has been selected as the Anti-Austerity Alliance’s Galway City Central candidate for next May’s Local Elections. Mr Byrne was chosen at the recent AAA selection convention, and his nomination brings to three the number of candidates the left-wing group is... Read More

Galway Advertiser4 months ago

Contract for €1.7 million Westside sports and recreational facilities formally signed

The formal signing of the contract for the €1.7 million Westside sports and recreational facilities is great news for the people of Westside and both St Michael’s and Corrib Rangers Club, according to city councillor Colette Connolly who welcomed the confirmation that Crawfords is the successful... Read More

Galway Advertiser4 months ago

Audit expresses concern over inadequacy of Council’s fixed asset register

Councillors have called on Galway City Council to “get it together” and draw up an accurate register of fixed assets throughout the city after an independent audit report expressed concerns over the inadequacy of the registration progress. The statutory audit report... Read More

Galway Advertiser4 months ago

Council row over disputed claims that Leisureland is losing €12,000 a week

Branded as a “noose” around Galway City Council’s neck, an audit report has found that Leisureland continues to lose money suffering a loss of more than €620,000 last year. However, this figure is being disputed by councillors on the facility’s board of directors who maintain the deficit is actually... Read More

The opening of the Eglinton Canal

Galway Independent10 months ago

The opening of the Eglinton Canal

There was great excitement in Galway over the official opening of the Eglinton Canal in August 1852. The Illustrated London News deemed it so important that they sent a reporter and an illustrator to record the historic event. The following is and extract from the report: ‘Their Excellences, the... Read More

Connacht Tribune10 months ago

Calls for Connemara airstrips to be opened for private use

A Galway West TD is calling for two airstrips in West Connemara to be opened for the use of private aircraft. Éamon Ó Cuív says opening the airstrips at Cleggan and Inishbofin would ensure the resources could be used by visitors. The Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht has already spent... Read More

 New Connacht Tribune website launched

Connacht Tribune10 months ago

New Connacht Tribune website launched

www.connachttribune.ie We’ve listened to your feedback about what the Connacht Tribune Group does online, and today, we launch our new website http://www.connachttribune.ie/ It’s optimised for a range of platforms, from your smartphone or... Read More

 New Connacht Tribune website launched

Connacht Tribune10 months ago

New Connacht Tribune website launched

www.connachttribune.ie We’ve listened to your feedback about what the Connacht Tribune Group does online, and today, we launch our new website http://www.connachttribune.ie/ It’s optimised for a range of platforms, from your smartphone or... Read More