Some of the 212 tractors that took part in the first ever Barnaderg Tractor Run last year.

Barnaderg event could attract over 300 tractors all in aid of Galway Hospice

A CONVOY of 212 gleaming tractors travelling along the North Galway countryside last year was a spectacular sight and now the organisers hope to exceed this number when the event takes place again on...
Charlie Whiriskey: A late Spring in prospect.

Galway’s dairymen survived brunt of Emma

IT was a tough week for dairy farmers in Galway but they managed to survive Storm Emma without any milk having to be poured down the drain. Galway IFA Dairy Representative, Charlie Whiriskey, said that...
Joe Brady: Scope there to secure payments.

ANC payments: scope is there to secure cash

THE Dept. of Agriculture should be in a position to ensure that Irish farmers don’t lose out on any payments in the current ANC review, according to a senior IFA representative, following discussions with...
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...
Gráinne, Róisín, Cairbre and Caoimhe Gannon enjoying the Monivea Fair last Sunday. Photo: Hany Marzouk.

LEADER: millions are left unspent

THE LEADER programme – designed to stimulate economic activity in rural areas – is failing to get off the ground in any meaningful way, according to Fianna Fáil Rural Affairs Spokesperson, Éamon Ó Cuív. LEADER...
James, Frank, Darren and Seamus Coen with their Scorpion 500 land drainage machine. PHOTOS: HANY MARZOUK.

New drainage machine digs and fills – all in the one operation

IT’S the cheaper way of doing drainage without the need for pipes . . . and the one pass land drain machine is the invention of the Coen brothers from Mullagh – James and...


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