Star of stage, screen and dance floor on how illness took its toll

He was one of Galway's best-known faces, but more than that, Ray McBride - actor, dancer, raconteur - seemed to make every challenge look simple, until illness took a terrible toll. Here he reflects...

Documentary examines influence of hurling on ice hockey

Hurling’s influence on Canada’s national game, ice hockey, is documented in a new film by a Connemara production company. Poc na nGael (Puck of the Irish), directed and produced by Éamonn Ó Cualáin and Sam...

Flood prevention works in Labane completed

Preliminary flood relief works at Labane in South Galway have been completed. The stretch on the N18 was closed for a period of three months during flooding in the winter of 2015/16 leading to significant...

Expert group outlines options for Tuam Mother and Baby Home

Galway Bay fm newsroom – The first report on the remains buried at the former site of the Tuam Mother and Baby Home has put forward five options for the future of the site. It's...

Galway unemployment down 13% since last year

Galway Bay fm newsroom – The unemployment rate in Galway has dropped by over 13 percent since last year. The latest figures from the CSO reveal that despite an increase in jobless figures last month,...

Alcohol sponsorship ban would hit Galway Races and Arts Festival

The city’s two flagship festivals, that attract tens of thousands of visitors to Galway annually, have warned they face massive funding shortfalls if new alcohol sponsorship laws are implemented. The drinks lobby has also cautioned...


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