Community rallies to cancer woman’s side

When Loughrea musician Áine Morgan narrowly escaped serious brain injury or death after suffering two aneurysms at the age of 37, she thought she had endured the worst life could throw at her. But the...

Concerns over bacteria levels at Portiuncula

Inspectors are concerned at the high incidence of bacterial infection at Portiuncula Hospital, which can result in devastating illness for patients. An unannounced inspection of the Ballinasloe hospital recorded high levels of clostridium difficile compared...
Islanders all... Following Mass at Cé Caladh na Sliogan on Inis Treabhair on Friday evening last this group returned to Molloys farmyard where they made tea and talked into the night about the island and its people of yesteryear.

Deserted island comes to life again – for one night only

During the early part of the last century, this 150 acre granite island was home to up to 150 inhabitants – but these days Inis Treabhair only comes alive again for one day a...
Greenway on closed railway...campaigners call on Minister to take charge.

Low key talks to address greenway impasse

Behind the scenes negotiations are taking place in an effort to progress the controversial walking and cycling greenway between Ballinasloe and Galway city, which stalled last year amid intense farmer anger. Members of the farming...
Ballinasloe native and soprano singer Rachel Goode who will give a free recital at the Church Gallery on August 23

Ballinasloe soprano home for free gig

An up-and-coming soprano star of the world of music will make a triumphant return to her home town later this month – to give her old friends a taste of opera. Ballinasloe native, Rachel Goode,...
Reducing carbon emissions from food production and agriculture is the focus of a new collaboration between Teagasc and NUI Galway

NUIG and Teagasc join forces on carbon emissions

NUI Galway and Teagasc have joined forces in an alliance aimed at reducing the carbon footprint of Irish agriculture over the coming years. The ‘Strategic Research and Training Alliance on Carbon-Neutral Agriculture’ was launched last...


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