All-Star Galway hurler, Ollie Canning with Tegan Canning, Chloe Gilchrist and Craig Canning at the Green Ribbon Walk in Portumna Forest Park to promote mental health awareness. PHOTO: HANY MARZOUK.

Showers were ‘dodged’ as third Green Ribbon walk takes place in Portumna

THE weather could have been a bit kinder for the month of May but there was still a good turnout for the third annual Green Ribbon Walk organised by the IFA and held at...
Local farmer and publican, Gerry Delaney, points to one of the many locations in Abbey Bog that have been scarred by illegal dumping. PHOTOs: JOHNNY RYAN PHOTOGRAPHY.

Nature gem of local area is now scarred by louts who use bog as...

A DUMPING epidemic over the winter period has blighted a North Galway village with mounds of litter now building up along the roadways of bogs in the Abbeyknockmoy area. Villagers held a meeting last week...
DISGRACE . . . Some of the illegal dumping that has taken place in the Cloonthue area of Tuam. Photo: Johnny Ryan Photography.

Illegal dumping on North Galway lands is costing farmers dearly

Farmers in North Galway are counting the cost of illegal dumping of household waste on their lands – it is costing them thousands of euro on a regular basis. They are now afraid to graze...
At the launch of the County Galway Credit Unions Cultivate Brand in the Lough Rea Hotel, Loughrea, were: Mairead Baimbridge, Ann Marie Creaven, Shane Morrissey, Caroline Ryan and Catherine Browne, all of St. Jarlaths Credit Union. PHOTO: STAN SHIELDS.

Credit Union loan package aims to tackle issue of cashflow woes

THERE are over 13,000 herd owners in Co. Galway – the vast majority of them into livestock farming – and cashflow is their main worry, according to research carried out by local credit unions. The...
Minister Michael Creed: Called upon to free up GLAS logjam.

Minister is asked to clear GLAS hold-up

MINISTER for Agriculture, Michael Creed, has been called upon to directly intervene and clear the way for outstanding payments to be made to GLAS farmers still waiting for their money since December 19 last. Galway...
The downside of Point-to-Pointing as horse and jockey part company during the recent meeting in Dartfield, Loughrea.

Heartfelt plea on cancer sun risk

THE widow of a popular Galway farmer and Dept. of Agricultural official who battled for over 14 years with skin cancer has pleaded with all outdoor workers to take precautions with the sun –...


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