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English road sign “an affront to the Gaelic tradition”

An English-only road sign in County Galway pointing in the direction of the grave of one of the most famous Irish language poets ever was among the complaints investigated by An Coimisinéir Teanga. The complainant...

Rally champion to raise funds for injured jockeys

A Galway native and former national rally champion – who also scaled mountains and ran Ultramarathons for charity – is undertaking his biggest challenge yet…. to become a horseracing jockey and ride on three...

GAA lands fail to sell at auction

GAA-owned lands near Athenry – purchased twelve years ago for a whopping €2.8 million – failed to sell at auction. The 103-acre property was earmarked for a major training facility for the GAA in County...

Galway home to one in four of west’s workers

Galway’s critical importance as a centre of employment for the west is underlined in a new report this week which reveals that over a quarter of all western workers, from Donegal to Clare, live...

Galway mourns passing of its literary son

President Michael D Higgins has led the glowing tributes to his long-time friend, the Tuam-born playwright Tom Murphy, after his death this week at the age of 83. A year ago, President Higgins had presented...

Galway composer joins Hollywood royalty for premiere of new movie

by Martha Brennan A young Galway composer who started out on the cornet in her local brass band is now writing movie scores in Hollywood – and rubbing shoulders with Sarah Jessica Parker at the...


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