Nathan, Olivia and Felim Cotton; Ervillagh, Ahascragh, at the County Galway Ploughing Championship in Shaboley earlier this month. Photo: Gerry Stronge.

Straw bedded shed put forward as an alternative to slats in Cleggan appeal

THERE is strong opposition to the granting of planning permission to a slatted shed in West Connemara – it is suggested that a straw bedded shed would be more appropriate. Fears have been expressed that...
Main sponsors of the Connacht Spring Show, Seamie Walsh and Gary Walsh of SWalsh Plant and Agri, Cregmore with Peter McDonagh (centre) of the Show Committee at the launch of the event in Raftery's Corofin last week. The show takes place on Sunday next, May 20, at Corofin GAA pitch. PHOTO: JOHNNY RYAN PHOTOGRAPHY.

P. J. Murrihy to entertain the crowds at Connacht Spring Show in Corofin

A full day’s action – starting at 8.30am – is lined up for the Connacht Spring Show that takes place on this Sunday, May 20, in the new community field in Corofin, just behind...
Prof. Gerry Boyle: Less hurrying.

Rushing and long days are high risk

WORKING long hours, rushing, and the age profile of farmers, are some of the contributory factors to the high rate of injuries and deaths on Irish farms, according to Teagasc Director, Prof. Gerry Boyle. He...
Two giant wind turbines, currently under construction, dominate the landscape at Gortbeg, Ballyglunin, in North Galway. The 'natural' generators of electricity, that will feed into the national grid, can be seen for miles around the Corofin and Ballyglunin area.

€7 per kg. is needed for Spring lambers

WESTERN sheep farmers are hoping that the combination of a late Easter and an early Ramadan, will help to boost early season lamb prices. According to IFA National Sheep Committee Chairman, John Lynskey, farmers would...
Children on farms: supervision is vital.

Farmyards are no playground for kids

BY ANTHONY O'CONNOR FARMS are a dangerous environment for children and the dangers will increase as the year progresses. Farmyards should be a ‘no-go’ area for children unless they are accompanied by an adult in...
Michael Fitzmaurice and friends on the way to the ploughing at the Glenamaddy Ploughing event last Sunday. PHOTO: JOHNNY RYAN PHOTOGRAPHY.

Not even a mention of farmers at opening of M17/18

IT was disappointing that the farming community and landowners didn’t even ‘get a mention’ at the opening ceremony for the new M17/M18 motorway last week, Co. Galway IFA Chairman Pat Murphy has said. He said...


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