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Well-known Tuam businessman Joe O'Toole has died

THE late Joe O'Toole with his wife Helen in Tuam in 1992

THE late Joe O'Toole with his wife Helen in Tuam in 1992

ONE of Tuam’s best-known business figures, Joe O’Toole, has died.

Joe, who was in his late 80s, opened his first supermarket on Bishop Street in ...

2019-03-16 19:49 open_in_new
Claregalway students join global movement on climate change

STUDENTS in Claregalway taking part in the protest. Photo: Ray Ryan

STUDENTS in Claregalway taking part in the protest. Photo: Ray Ryan

STUDENTS from Claregalway College joined others around Galway, Ireland and the world in leaving their classrooms today Friday to protest against the ...

2019-03-15 19:40 open_in_new
Positive Parenting Seminar at Claregalway Hotel

Close up of a man hand using a smart phone with a green unfocused background

Close up of a man hand using a smart phone with a green unfocused background

A Positive Parenting Seminar will take place in the Claregalway Hotel on Wednesday, March 20. Hosted by Galway Rural Development ...

2019-03-13 15:10 open_in_new
Pair of Claires making a difference in Vietnam

Photo: Ray Ryan

Photo: Ray Ryan

By David Connors

TWO Tuam Claires are heading for Vietnam later this month as volunteers in an initiative that provides hip and knee replacements for people suffering with chronic arthritis. Claire Henry (34) and Claire Keating (30) both reside ...

2019-03-13 15:10 open_in_new
French family shown first-hand the true meaning of Ireland’s ‘meitheal’

JEREMY Zanni in front of where his cottage used to stand. Photo: Ray Ryan

JEREMY Zanni in front of where his cottage used to stand. Photo: Ray Ryan

A FRENCH baker and his family have learned first-hand what the Irish word meitheal means. After a blaze destroyed the family’s ...

2019-03-13 15:10 open_in_new
Towns in the West need to ‘Think locally, interact regionally, act globally’

OVER 120 business people attended a brainstorming event in Tuam on Friday March 8 to discuss topics such as infrastructure, interconnected transport, retail challenges, Tuam’s deep heritage and cultural assets as well as multiculturalism and community engagement. The event was organised ...

2019-03-13 15:10 open_in_new
O’Brien: Culture is key for us

Kevin O'Brien

Kevin O'Brien

“It's an All-Ireland final. It's where we want to be. It's where we want to be every Paddy's Day and it's brilliant. We need to embrace it, look forward to it and see where it takes us.”

Read the full interview with ...

2019-03-13 15:10 open_in_new
Multi-million investment driving more jobs

Photo: Aengus McMahon

Photo: Aengus McMahon

AN investment of €44 million will see the Valeo facility in Tuam create an extra 50 new jobs and make it one of the biggest Research, Development and Innovation centres in the country. The announcement this morning (Wednesday) is ...

2019-03-13 09:55 open_in_new
Tuam jockey returns home after a four-month spell

By David Connors

EFFORTS to make contact with Tuam native and then Indian- based jockey Leigh Roche for an interview had taken us both to a broken and often inaudible WhatsApp telephone conversation. Roche was coming to the end of a successful four-month winter spell with India’s ...

2019-03-06 17:16 open_in_new
St Geralds and St Colman's to meet in provincial final

THE final of this year's Connacht Post Primary Senior A Football Championship will be an all-Mayo affair after St Gerald's, Castlebar outclassed St Jarlath's, Tuam on Friday evening and set up a crack at St Colman's, Claremorris. Gerald's inflicted the bulk of the damage in ...

2019-03-06 17:16 open_in_new
Survey hopes to save Gaeltacht status

Photo: Ray Ryan

Photo: Ray Ryan

By David Connors

GAEILGEOIRS in Claregalway, Annaghdown and Carnmore have united for a common cause, to ensure the Gaeltacht status for the region is maintained for future generations to come. The Irish language had been spoken in the area for ...

2019-03-06 16:13 open_in_new
Lora is hoping for sweet success

Photo: Ray Ryan

Photo: Ray Ryan

BAKING seems to come naturally to a Tuam student whose talents have secured her a place among seven finalists in the country who are bidding to win a national All-Ireland Bake-Off title.

Seventeen-year-old Lora Dimitrova from Cahergal impressed ...

2019-03-06 16:13 open_in_new
Break-in at Milltown Church

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GARDAÍ are seeking the assistance of the public following a break-in at Milltown Church last week. The break-in occurred on Tuesday, March 26. The culprit smashed glass panels on the door between the sacristy and the church and caused ...

2019-03-06 16:13 open_in_new
Climbing the Reek is June challenge for Galway Hospice

READY for the Reek for Hospice: Shane McDonagh (event organiser), Ultan Dillane (Connacht Rugby), Charlene Hurley (Galway Hospice Director of Fundraising and Communications), Mary Tierney (Galway Hospice), James Connolly (Connacht Rugby) and Noel Lane (former Galway hurler).

READY for the ...

2019-03-06 16:13 open_in_new
Horse sense

STRAY horses are costing the tax payer almost €300,000 in County Galway. It has been revealed that 579 animals have been impounded by the local authority over the past five years. So far this year, 34 animals have been seized and members of Galway County Council have called for a ...

2019-03-06 16:13 open_in_new
GP shortage leads to loss of Glenamaddy Westdoc service

By Robert Grace

THE recent merger of Glenamaddy Westdoc service with Roscommon and Castlerea resulted from onerous rota expectations on rural GPs, the HSE has revealed. The HSE says it took the decision to amalgamate the Westdoc Centre in Glenamaddy on January 2 this year with Castlerea ...

2019-02-27 13:04 open_in_new
Unbeaten Tuam promoted to Connacht Junior 1A ranks

Tuam RFC's Ian Murphy. Photo: Ray Ryan

Tuam RFC's Ian Murphy. Photo: Ray Ryan

“CHAMPIONES, championes. Olé, olé, olé” rang out at Garraun Park close to 9 o'clock on Saturday night as Tuam RFC players, management and supporters got the party ...

2019-02-27 13:04 open_in_new
Hession wins National Senior Elite flyweight title at National Stadium

A delighted Adam Hession

A delighted Adam Hession

"I knew I had done enough but in boxing you can never do enough. You’re in Dublin, boxing a Dubliner. I knew I had the work done going into it and I gave enough account of myself in the ring, so I was happy enough finishing ...

2019-02-27 13:04 open_in_new
End of an era at Ballinderry NS as children bid farewell to principal Kitt

Eamon Kitt with children at Ballinderry NS. Photo: Ray Ryan

Eamon Kitt with children at Ballinderry NS. Photo: Ray Ryan

OVER three decades of leadership came to a close last week with the retirement of Ballinderry National School Principal Eamonn Kitt, who received a rousing send off ...

2019-02-27 13:04 open_in_new
Homecoming for singalong heroes Padraig and Leo

THEY’VE been friends since the 1980s but have only been playing as a duo for the past two years. And, next month’s Tuam concert of well-known singer-songwriters Padraig Stevens and Leo Moran will be something of a homecoming for the talented pair. Last year Padraig released a new ...

2019-02-27 13:04 open_in_new
Headford shares its lacemaking revival success

HEADFORD is eager to share its success at reviving the tradition of lacemaking and is collaborating with Galway City Museum to show others interested just how it can be done. This Saturday (March 2) members of the Headford Lace Project will share the story of the town’s rich lacemaking ...

2019-02-27 13:04 open_in_new