Construction to begin on new water network for Williamstown

The sod will be turned tomorrow on a €10 million water infrastructure project which will see Williamstown connected to the Lough Mask supply. Williamstown was placed on a boil water notice in October 2014 following...

Remembrance event for infants who died at Tuam baby home

A special event will be held in Salthill this weekend in remembrance of the infants who died at the Tuam mother and baby home. The event entitled ‘Honouring the Babies' is led by the Galway...

Research traces Hollywood star’s ancestral roots to North Galway

He’s famous for roles in big box office hits like High Fidelity and Being John Malkovich – as well as starring in a host of Woody Allen movies – but right up to last...

Galway musician comes up with wooden variation on the drum

Lorcan Mitchell has combined a love of music and carpentry to develop the Mitchell Drum, a novel handmade percussion instrument made from wood. The 31-year-old carpenter was always immersed in music growing up in the...

Charity fundraiser carries through cancer patient’s dying wishes

A terminally-ill North Galway cancer patient was so impressed with the care he received in Galway Hospice that he began organising a fundraising event for the organisation – unfortunately he passed away before he...

Construction to get underway on €14 million school development

Works are finally expected to commence in the autumn on the provision of a new €14 million school for Presentation College Athenry at a greenfield site on the outskirts of the town. Planning permission for...


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