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St Pat’s Quiz Book scoops national Junior Entrepreneur Award

Teacher Aidan Burke of St Patrick's NS Tuam, pictured receiving the Financial Wizards award at the Junior Entrepreneur Programme All Ireland Showcase Day from Shane Corcoran, International Sales Manager of Tweak.com at the JEP National Showcase Day.

Teacher Aidan Burke of St Patrick's NS ...

2019-05-22 13:13 open_in_new
Tuam brothers in TV battle to win Ireland’s most talented family title

John and Paul Keating from Tuam

John and Paul Keating from Tuam

TWO of the talented Keating brothers are the latest Tuam singers to feature on a TV talent show. John and Paul Keating are well known in the music scene in North Galway and are in the running to be crowned ...

2019-05-22 13:13 open_in_new
Silke shines as second half blitz sends Galway into final

Galway's Liam Silke. Photo: Ray Ryan

Galway's Liam Silke. Photo: Ray Ryan

By David Connors

FOR long periods it wasn’t pretty but Galway won’t care one iota as they advanced to a fourth successive Connacht final, upping the gears in the second half with the wind at ...

2019-05-22 13:13 open_in_new
Mike paints the signs of our lives

Sign-writer Mike Kenny. Photo: Ray Ryan

Sign-writer Mike Kenny. Photo: Ray Ryan

By Robert Grace

MANY of you may not think you are familiar with the work of Dunmore native Mike Kenny. But if you have wandered down the cobbles of Galway’s streets during the last 40 years ...

2019-05-22 13:13 open_in_new
King-size count awaits

The map shows three of the seven LEAs in Co Galway

The map shows three of the seven LEAs in Co Galway

Boundary changes to local electoral areas introduced since the last local elections in 2014 received a disgruntled response from public representatives and some candidates believes ...

2019-05-22 12:10 open_in_new
An alternative fluffy side of the flock

Michael Flanagan with his flock of dairy sheep. Photo: Ray Ryan

Michael Flanagan with his flock of dairy sheep. Photo: Ray Ryan

THERE is such a thing as ‘pulling a sheep face’. It mightn’t appear in the Oxford dictionary but it’s a grimace that artisan ...

2019-05-15 19:19 open_in_new
Home Baby ‘hurt by scandal’ defends nuns

Eamon Costello. Photo: Ray Ryan

Eamon Costello. Photo: Ray Ryan

A 'HOME baby' has come out in defence of the Bon Secours sisters. Another order of nuns cared for him and his infant brother after they were orphaned in the 1930s.

Eamonn Costello, 88, who lives in ...

2019-05-15 19:19 open_in_new
North Galway Vintage and Heritage Show this weekend

Mayor PJ Glynn at the launch of the North Galway Vintage and Heritage show. Photo: Ray Ryan

Mayor PJ Glynn at the launch of the North Galway Vintage and Heritage show. Photo: Ray Ryan

The North Galway Vintage and Heritage Club Show Day is on this Sunday, May 19 in Glenamaddy ...

2019-05-15 13:01 open_in_new
London defy all odds to run holders close in Sunday’s Connacht opener

Galway's Gary O'Donnell. Photo: Ray Ryan

Galway's Gary O'Donnell. Photo: Ray Ryan

WHEN London swept forward inside Galway's defensive lines in the 67th minute and Killian Butler shaped up to shoot with only Ruairí Lavelle to beat, it was as if time stood still for all of a ...

2019-05-08 13:01 open_in_new
Galway ready to rise again

David Burke.

David Burke.

By Patrick Earley

THE memories of August 19, listening on as “Dreams” by the Cranberries blared out all around Croke Park as Limerick celebrated a first All-Ireland title in 45-years are still vivid in the mind but this weekend offers the ...

2019-05-08 13:01 open_in_new
Galway authors: Mattie Bane

‘Mattie’ Bane was born to Martin and Mary Bane (née Canny) in Milville, Massachusetts, in 1900. When he was two years old his family returned to Ireland, to live in Rusheens, Belclare. He went to school locally and to the Jesuit College, Sea Road. He was very active in the ...

2019-05-08 13:01 open_in_new
Fewer jobs and fewer Irish in West Australia

NORTH Galway boys at a Sharon Shannon concert in Fremantle: Dermot Ryan, Dunmore, Michael Keaveney, Glinsk and Joseph Coyne, Clonbur with Tom Gilmore, Tuam Herald.

NORTH Galway boys at a Sharon Shannon concert in Fremantle: Dermot Ryan, Dunmore, Michael Keaveney, Glinsk and Joseph Coyne, ...

2019-05-08 13:01 open_in_new
Lackagh teens walk and talk to Boston in bid to turn off their tech

Members of the Lackagh Foroige group

Members of the Lackagh Foroige group

A group of young people from Lackagh walked the distance from Lackagh to Boston, some 4,628km, as part of an initiative aimed at encouraging them to spend more time with their tech turned off. Members of the ...

2019-05-08 11:58 open_in_new
Tuam business shows that a ‘dry clean’ can now be green

Kevin Farrell of Farrell Dry Cleaners in Tuam. Photo: Ray Ryan

Kevin Farrell of Farrell Dry Cleaners in Tuam. Photo: Ray Ryan

A TUAM businessman has hosted a gathering of international experts in laundry to showcase an alternative method to the traditional solvent approach to dry ...

2019-05-08 11:58 open_in_new
Tuam to feel brunt of CE supervisor strike

Teddy Kerrigan, John Feely, Martin Ward and Teresa Kelly. Photo: Ray Ryan

Teddy Kerrigan, John Feely, Martin Ward and Teresa Kelly. Photo: Ray Ryan

TUAM’s Community Employment scheme is to be one of the hardest hit in Galway by industrial action by supervisors next Monday in a ...

2019-05-08 11:58 open_in_new
Ballyglunin ready to unveil refurbished station

Brothers Gerry and Micheal Finn, at Ballyglunin station. Photo: Ray Ryan

Brothers Gerry and Micheal Finn, at Ballyglunin station. Photo: Ray Ryan

FINAL preparations are under way to get Ballyglunin Station ready for its grand unveiling this weekend as a special Open Day is held in ...

2019-05-03 18:34 open_in_new
Shops can't be flats

The Lar na Cathrach building.

The Lar na Cathrach building.

AN attempt to develop significant empty retail space in Tuam town centre into new apartments has been halted by Galway County Council.

Much of the shop floorspace of the Lár na Cathrach retail and ...

2019-05-01 13:01 open_in_new
Knockma extended trail opens

The Knockma extended walk offers panoramic views.jpg

The Knockma extended walk offers panoramic views.jpg

A SIX-YEAR dream will come to fruition on Bank Holiday Monday when the official opening of the extended walking trails at Knockma takes place.

The hill, seven miles ...

2019-05-01 13:01 open_in_new
London Calling

Danny Cummins for Galway against London's Philip Butler in 2014.

Danny Cummins for Galway against London's Philip Butler in 2014.

THE round-robin phase of the Leinster and Munster Hurling Championships looks set to crank up the season to 11 from next weekend, but for one day ...

2019-05-01 13:01 open_in_new
Huge air dome planned for Connacht

The Connacht GAA Centre at Bekan.

The Connacht GAA Centre at Bekan.

By David Connors

 

GAA supporters across the province could be watching FBD League games staged at a brand-new €3 million indoor development being built by Connacht GAA that is expected ...

2019-05-01 13:01 open_in_new
History in the making?

Galway forwards Olivia Divilly and Megan Glynn on the attack against Donegal.

Galway forwards Olivia Divilly and Megan Glynn on the attack against Donegal.

FOR just the eighth time in the sport's history, Galway will contest a top-level senior ladies football final when ...

2019-05-01 13:01 open_in_new