Bargain Galway homes sell at auction for just €30,000 each

The cheapest new homes in Galway went under the hammer for the equivalent of €30,000 apiece at auction this week. The three and four-bed semi-detached houses at the Bealach na Céartan development in Williamstown were sold...

Big 15 Galway employers top €7 billion in exports

Multinational companies are the driving force behind the Galway economy, with almost €7.4 billion worth of exports last year from 15 top locally-based companies. The performance of the companies in Galway – which employ more than...

Galway nurses protest at hospital hell

Emotional nurses gave tearful accounts of working conditions at the West of Ireland’s biggest Emergency Department to their union leaders before organising a lunch-time protest at the hospital gates in Galway yesterday afternoon. The members...

Sunday School built over graves causes unholy row in Galway village

An unholy row has erupted between Catholics and Protestants amid claims of desecration of old graves in a County Galway village. Some Catholics in Ardrahan are angry with the Church of Ireland for building a...
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Irish and international talent in Galway for Baboró’s 18th birthday

Baboró International Arts Festival which runs from October 11 to 19 celebrates its 18th birthday with a host of Irish and international talent and four shows that celebrate memory. One of these ‘memory pieces’ is...

New figures show Galway county property market on the rise once again

The property market in towns and villages around Galway is booming again, with sales volumes last seen at the peak in 2007, according to official State statistics from the State’s Price Register. The majority of...


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