Local News

2,500 Galway children a year will use new national children’s hospital

Thu, Oct 08, 2015

More than 2,500 Galway children may benefit from the services provided by the new €650 million national children’s hospital in Dublin, which is expected to be completed by 2019.

Colm Keaveney being elected for Labour in Galway East in 2011. Will he be re-elected for Fianna Fáil next time out?


Galway East - who will emerge victorious from the internal dogfights?

Thu, Oct 08, 2015

For many years Galway East was known as the dullest and most predicable of constituencies, reliably returning the same three TDs. Population growth and boundary changes saw the constituency gain a fourth seat in 1997, however, and this has given rise to some heated battles between the big two parties as well as seeing the emergence of Independent and Labour challenges.

Patrick Kielty.

Shooting The Breeze

‘You have to be honest whenever you’re onstage’

Thu, Oct 08, 2015

The Vodafone Comedy Carnival Galway is less than two weeks away and kicking off this jamboree of japes and jollity is Ireland’s own Patrick Kielty who brings his new show, Help, to the Róisín Dubh on Tuesday October 20 at 8pm.

Old Galway

Mícheál  Ó Droighneáin, 1916 veteran

Thu, Oct 08, 2015

Mícheál Ó Droighneáin was born in Spiddal. He left school when he was 14 and got a job in McCambridge’s for 6d a week. Lady Killanin convinced him to go back to school and he became a monitor, went on to training college in Dublin, and it was there he became a Nationalist. “I became a member of the IRB towards the end of 1910 when I was teaching in Dublin [from August 1910 to January 1913]. Then I came to my native place, teaching in Spiddal for one year and then coming to Furbo.”

The grave of Mary and Kevin O’Doherty at Brisbane’s Toowong cemetry

Galway Diary

An Unusual connection between Breaking Bad and ‘Eva of the Nation’

Thu, Oct 08, 2015

Most of us are mad jealous that we cannot claim some kind of connection with Caherlistrane. A new book by Mary J Murphy*  manages to link the north Galway parish with an extraordinary number of writers, artists, singers, poets, actors, and historical personalities, that leave all other parishes in Ireland bereft of personality and character. There can be no other competition. We are all characterless by comparison to Caherlistrane.


New certified NLP practitioner course starting in October

Thu, Sep 17, 2015

Do you wish to create and generate new choices and possibilities to enjoy happiness, fulfilment, and abundance in your life? Do you long to start a new career? Do you wish to enhance your business and your personal life? If so, then neuro linguistic programming could be the answer you are looking for. 

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