15% drop in new car sales in Galway

A significant drop-off of almost 15% in the volume of new cars sold in Galway so far this year has been attributed to uncertainty over Brexit. The Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) trade...

Landmark Connemara Coast Hotel on the market for €12m

The landmark Connemara Coast Hotel in Furbo has been put on the market with a €12 million price tag. The 141-bedroom four-star property – which boasts a site of almost 15 acres overlooking Galway Bay...

Dutch invasion at Battle of Aughrim site!

A 326-year link between Holland and Aughrim will be made on Tuesday next when a party of ‘Williamites’ arrive at the East Galway village. The part of 36 Dutch visitors – who describe themselves as...

Salmon’s of Ballinasloe re-opens after extensive fire damage

Four-and-a-half months after one of the best known retail businesses in Ballinasloe was badly damaged by fire, the premises opened its doors once again last weekend much to the delight of their loyal customers. Salmon’s...

Rinville welcomes cream of young golfing talent from Ireland and US

Golf fans in the West are in for a major treat next month when an Augusta Masters champion takes to the fairways of one of Galway’s top courses in a match against some of...
Local women are being taught how to sew on Singer machines under the shade of a giant tree. These newly acquired machines are operated manually and by foot as there’s no electricity in this remote place.

Farming for survival in one of the world’s poorest countries

Lifestyle -  Judy Murphy travelled to Malawi where she was enchanted by the natural beauty but saddened by the scale of the poverty "We need a fence.” That was the simple message from the group...


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