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Kilconly man nearly pulled out of TV show

Shane Farrell with show host Kathryn Thomas.

Shane Farrell with show host Kathryn Thomas.

KILCONLY’S Shane Farrell says he almost pulled out of the TV show Operation Transformation last week because he was so disheartened by the reaction to his first-week weight loss. Shane ...

2020-01-23 12:19 open_in_new
Double track for Athenry-Galway route in the pipeline

By David Connors

IRISH Rail has given a commitment to Galway City Council regarding the installation of a dual track from Athenry to Galway as well as a passing loop and second platform at Oranmore station. These enhancements, should they come to fruition, could help towards alleviating ...

2020-01-22 13:13 open_in_new
Being there can be all someone needs

Director of Galway Samaritans Anne Wynne. Photo: Ray Ryan

Director of Galway Samaritans Anne Wynne. Photo: Ray Ryan

“SOMETIMES you think, thank goodness I was here today.” That’s from Sean, one of the 138 volunteers who give up their time each week to be part of ...

2020-01-22 13:13 open_in_new
Council say this house is fit for habitation!

Don Kerman in one of the children's room at his home in Gilmartin Road, Tuam. Photo: Ray Ryan

Don Kerman in one of the children's room at his home in Gilmartin Road, Tuam. Photo: Ray Ryan

 “I’M not looking for a palace, just somewhere to live in decency and where we ...

2020-01-22 13:13 open_in_new
Killilea to contest election in Galway East

CLLR Donagh Killilea. Photo: Ray Ryan

CLLR Donagh Killilea. Photo: Ray Ryan

TUAM Municipal District Councillor Donagh Killilea will be running in the upcoming General Election in Galway East.

He joins sitting Deputy Anne Rabbitte on the Fianna Fáil ticket to contest the ...

2020-01-17 17:43 open_in_new
New grant could be route to Quiet Man Greenway

Photo: Ray Ryan

Photo: Ray Ryan

GREENWAY projects that have missed out on funding due to their lack of being shovel ready are in line for a boost with the announcement of a new scheme by the Department of Transport. Minister Shane Ross announced on Monday that €4.5m was to be ...

2020-01-15 13:13 open_in_new
Irish Water drafting report on planned Sludge Hub Centre for West

Photo: Ray Ryan

Photo: Ray Ryan

A REPORT on public views towards a proposed Regional Sludge Hub Centre for the West will be issued by Irish Water in the coming weeks. It’s understood there were several hundred submissions received regarding the establishment of the Sludge ...

2020-01-15 13:13 open_in_new
Corofin seek three in-a-row

The All-Ireland Senior Club Final on Sunday could see Corofin make history. If they win, they would achieve what no other club has done before, three in-a-row All-Ireland Club titles.

The North Galway club take on Down and Ulster champions Kilcoo.

Don't miss our special preview ...

2020-01-15 13:13 open_in_new
Scoreless first half leaves Tuam with mountain to climb

By Oisín McGovern

IT was a proper game of two halves in Castlebar on Sunday, but Tuam’s second half dominance wasn’t enough to see them progress to the Connacht Junior Cup quarter-finals. A scoreless opening half performance ultimately let them down. Head coach ...

2020-01-15 13:13 open_in_new
Abbey and Menlough performers bring home Scor na nOg honours

Scor Abbeyknockmoy Ballad winners

Scor Abbeyknockmoy Ballad winners

YOUNG dancers, singers and musicians from Abbeyknockmoy, and quiz fanatics from Menlough-Skehana, have brought home honours from the Connacht Scor na nOg finals. Abbeyknockmoy GAA Club has a huge tradition in both ...

2020-01-15 13:13 open_in_new
Moylough farmers lead the Galway charge to Dáil protest

MOYLOUGH farmer Nicholas Hughes is among a group of farmers taking their protest to Leinster House today (Wednesday). Photo: Ray Ryan.

MOYLOUGH farmer Nicholas Hughes is among a group of farmers taking their protest to Leinster House today (Wednesday). Photo: Ray Ryan.

A GROUP of ...

2020-01-15 12:10 open_in_new
Galway manager on All-Ireland ambitions

Padraic Joyce. Photo: Ray Ryan

Padraic Joyce. Photo: Ray Ryan

GALWAY football will enter a fresh new era at MacHale Park, Castlebar on Sunday with the first competitive match of Padraic Joyce's managerial tenure against Mayo. In a wide-ranging interview with Herald Sport, Joyce ...

2020-01-08 15:19 open_in_new
Call to avoid A&E nightmare

DIRECTING patients from locations in East Galway such as Tuam, Mountbellew and even Turloughmore to Roscommon Hospital would not only save them hours of waiting but take considerable pressure off A & E departments in Galway and Ballinasloe. Roscommon-Galway East TD Denis Naughten told The ...

2020-01-08 14:16 open_in_new
An artist responds to the Home Baby saga

Artist Holly Mullarkey

Artist Holly Mullarkey

By Mary Ryan

HAVE you ever thought about your emotional make-up? Are you yourself solely responsible for who you are? We’ve all heard grandparents, aunts or uncles say about a young person, s/he’s just like … and ...

2020-01-08 14:16 open_in_new
North Galway’s Young Scientists aim to impress

PRESENTATION College Headford student Elana Monaghan has developed an app to help make the transition from primary to secondary school a little easier for students. Missing from photo is Saibh Malcolm who is partnering Elana on the project. Photo: Ray Ryan

PRESENTATION College Headford ...

2020-01-07 19:22 open_in_new