Sandyvale Residents protest against the installation of water meters in their area.

Local News

Sandyvale residents demand halt to water meter installation

Tue, Oct 06, 2015

Residents in Sandyvale Lawn are up in arms over the perceived failure of Irish Water to take heed of a report by the Galway City Council on the nature of the area's pipe network, and to inform its workers of the potential dangers when installing water meters in what is a wetland area.

Tommy Roddy.


Tommy Roddy to run as Independent in Galway West

Mon, Oct 05, 2015

Tommy Roddy, who ran in last year's local elections, will stand as an Independent candidate in Galway West at the General Election, campaigning on water charges, better supports for the unemployed, and issues relating to mental health and suicide prevention.

Old Galway

Shantalla in 1953

Fri, Oct 02, 2015

Walter Macken’s first published English language play Mungo’s Mansion was about people in the tenements of Buttermilk Lane about to be rehoused away out in the country, in the wilds of Shantalla. This was causing great distress to the ‘townies’ who would have to move less than a mile as the crow flies.

Strange landscape: Trees grow from an old railway bridge on the now disused Clifden line.

Galway Diary

‘A ghostly presence through trees and over bog’

Fri, Oct 02, 2015

One of Ireland’s great engineering feats in the 19th century was the building of the Galway - Clifden railway. After 30 years of argument as to which was the best route, the first train steamed out of Galway to Oughterard on January 1 1895; and the final section to Clifden was finished by July of that year.

Al Porter.

Shooting The Breeze

'Mam eventually accepted my sartorial elegance'

Thu, Oct 01, 2015

WHEN AL Porter emerged on to the stage of the Spiegeltent, an opening act on the opening night of the Vodafone Comedy Carnival Galway last October, he was little known. Fifteen minutes later, those present knew they would never forget him, and that a new star of Irish comedy had announced his arrival.


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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