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9-year-old girl killed after bike hit by car

A 9-year-old girl has died after being hit by a car in Ballinasloe this morning, while a 7-year-old boy remains in a serious condition in hospital. Both of the children were cycling their bikes when...

Galway set for rugby bonanza

Galway is in line for a major sporting tourism boost, after Connacht Rugby qualified for the biggest club rugby tournament in the world. The club is back in the big time, playing Champions Cup rugby...

Galway restorers’ new lease of life for 137 year-old boat

A 137 year-old Galway Hooker boat, originally built in 1882, is this week set to re-launch as Galway Bay’s dedicated training vessel after a five-month restoration. The Lovely Anne, an eight metre-long traditional Gleoiteog boat,...

Galway woman’s charity cycle – along the entire Wild Atlantic Way

Galway woman Mary Connell is getting on her bike and cycling the entire Wild Atlantic Way to raise money for Irish Guide Dogs. Mary, from Thumnasragh in Moycullen, plans to cycle around 100 kilometres per...

Apple takes €2m bite from Council coffers

Apple’s decision not to proceed with a data centre in Athenry, following a protracted planning and legal process, is costing Galway County Council €2 million annually. Apple scrapped its plans for the €850 million data...

Students organise Tractor Run for Hospice in memory of lost loved ones

TWO Transition Year students at St. Brigid’s College, Loughrea – whose family lives were impacted upon by cancer – are on target to raise well over €5,000 for Galway Hospice after a hugely successful...


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