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Leisureland could be closed for months, as another storm looms

 Galway is bracing itself for another ferocious storm and tidal battering over a 24 hour period from tonight, with gusts of over 80mph predicted, accompanied by the highest tides of recent months. ...

E-cigarettes set to deliver massive Connemara jobs boost

A pharmaceuticals company is poised to announce the creation of up to 100 new jobs, which will boost employment in North Connemara.  The Connacht Tribune understands that Rossport Pharmaceuticals is set...

Recession closes one in four of county’s pubs

A staggering 25% of pubs in County Galway have closed their doors since the recession began almost six years ago, it has been revealed by local vintners’ representatives. And it has resulted in a...

Church enjoys upsurge in vocations interest from disparate quarters

An accountant from Connemara, a qualified chef, a primary school teacher and a number of graduates are among those who are now seeking a vocation in the priesthood. It has emerged...

Garth’s fans brave elements in two-day queue for tickets!

They came with sleeping bags, chairs, tents and flasks as avid Garth Brooks fans took their place in a queue outside a shop in Ballinasloe for the past couple of nights in a mad...

Son of city emigrant to take part in Winter Games

The 26-years-old son of a Galway City emigrant is on his way to Russia next month to represent Ireland at the Winter Olympic Games. Sean Greenwood Ó Foighil, whose mother Sibeal...


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