Emma, Aishling, Aaron, Dylan and Cathy Furey, Athenry, enjoying last Sunday's North Galway Vintage and Heritage Club show in the Glenamaddy Equestrian Centre.

Only buy in CAN as it’s needed

FARMERS buying nitrogen through the summer grazing and silage season have been advised this week to purchase only what they need in the short-term, with prices expected to fall further over the coming months. Galway...
Part of the Dublin to Galway Greenway route along the banks of the Royal Canal.

A new look at greenways

A NEW consultation process on the future development of greenways – announced last week by Transport Minister, Shane Ross – has been welcomed as a very positive development by East Galway TD and Minister...
Kieran McDonagh, Sonny Jennings, Barry Stephens, Peter McDonagh, Alan Daly and Barry Cunningham getting ready for the Connacht Sheep Shearing Championships in Corofin village next Sunday. PHOTO: JOHNNY RYAN PHOTOGRAPHY.

Forum on hill sheep in Maam

A MAJOR forum in Connemara next week will aim to chart the path ahead for hill sheep farmers in the region, seeking to grow their enterprise over the coming years. The IFA Hill Sheep Forum...
Barry Cunningham, Togher and Sonny Jennings, Cahergal, both Belclare pedigree breeders, with some of their stock on view before Sunday’s big event. PHOTOS: JOHNNY RYAN PHOTOGRAPHY.

A 35-year gap is bridged as Dr. Hanrahan’s ‘new breed’ comes back home

NEXT Sunday will be an emotional day for a number of Galway sheep breeders as, after a 35-year break, the Belclare breed make an official return to their home parish of Corofin. ‘The Belclares’ will...
Brendan Geraghty: Driest April since records began.

Driest April in 66 years

GALWAY has enjoyed one of its driest every Aprils since records began with most places across the county getting well under half an inch of rainfall over the 30 days of our fourth month. Many...
Tuam farmer Tommy McDonagh at the stream running through his land at Kilcloghans which is polluted. Photo: Johnny Ryan Photography.

Cattle removed from lands as sewage gets into stream

FARMERS in North Galway have been forced to remove cattle from their lands as a stream running through their property has become polluted with raw sewage. The stream, which is a tributary of the River...


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