This week marks the end of an era in Galway’s newspaper history – and it equally marks the beginning of a whole new dawn. Because today’s is the last ever edition of the Connacht Sentinel, a newspaper that has been part of the fabric of Galway for close on a century.
The first newspaper of Galway’s week, it has enjoyed a loyal readership on the back of its unrivalled combination of news, sport and opinion throughout that era.
But times are changing and so is the newspaper industry. And from next week, everything that made the Sentinel such a favourite with its readers can be found in the Galway City Tribune.
You will still get all of the news from across the city and surrounds, all the sport – from schoolboy and junior soccer to rugby and our award-winning coverage of GAA matters – and the inside track on Galway life, as part of an expanded Galway City Tribune every Friday.
All of our popular columns like Bradley Bytes, Peadar O’Dowd’s Galway Heritage, and the About Town column will also have a new home every Friday in the Galway City Tribune.
In addition, we will embrace changing technology more than ever by providing an even more comprehensive service for readers, on our website www.connachttribune.ie where the weekend sport and breaking news will be there for all as soon as it happens.
We know that the Sentinel has been like a much loved friend to so many Galwegians for so long, and we have no intention of betraying that trust.
We will give it a new home within the pages of the Galway City Tribune, continuing that same proud tradition that both newspapers have of reflecting all human life in the City of the Tribes.
Thank you to all of you who have bought and enjoyed the Connacht Sentinel through the years; its departure will be mourned by many.
But this isn’t the end – with two newspapers packed with more news, sport, entertainment, features and opinion than ever, we will continue to do everything we can to serve the people of Galway City and County.