Centre shows positive impact of therapeutic horse riding programme

For many rural areas, the provision of adequate services for people with disabilities can be a major obstacle.  A committed group in Clifden has found an imaginative and creative way to provide an alternative...

Snow sees flurry of bets on a White Christmas

THE first heavy snowfall of the winter in the early hours of Sunday morning last led to hazardous driving conditions for three days . . . and also drastically cut the odds on the...

Census statistics reflect Galway jobs growth

The number of people in employment in Galway City and County rose by more than 9,300 in the space of five years, according to new figures from the Central Statistics Office. The latest data shows...
The GBC Restaurant, Williamsgate Street, Galway in 1972. The business is still thriving at this location. On the right can be seen the shell of the fire-ravaged Corbett's General Store which was gutted in a massive city centre blaze the previous year that covered six acres and caused £2m worth of damage to 26 premises.

Galway In Days Gone By

1918 Daring raids A series of daring raids for arms were made a few nights ago in the neighbourhood of Gort by a party of ten or twelve men, who were disguised and armed with guns...

Property values set to jump by up to 15% this year

Estate agents expect property prices in Salthill to jump by anything up to 15% in the coming year, while the county is expected to see more modest growth of between 5% and 8%. Huge demand...

Golden Arrows set to fly again for charity night

They were a staple part of the musical diet around Galway during the 1980’s and 1990’s – and now the Golden Arrows are making a comeback for one last time…20 twenty years after they...


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